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Arizona Sen. John McCain admits to handing Trump blackmail dossier to U.S. intelligence agencies

January 11, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Arizona Sen. John McCain admits to handing Trump blackmail dossier to U.S. intelligence agencies

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Arizona Sen. John McCain admitted on Wednesday to giving a salacious dossier to the FBI, which detailed unsubstantiated allegations of a blackmail plot against President-elect Donald Trump by the Russian government.

Moreover, the memo had alleged the Trump campaign had ongoing communication with Russian government officials over the course of the Presidential campaign.

Multiple media sources traced the origin of the memos to former British intelligence operative, “who was stationed in Russia in the 1990s and now runs a private intelligence gathering firm contracted to dig up dirt on Donald Trump as part of opposition research.

According to multiple reports, the source alerted an FBI official in Rome regarding the Russians possessing compromising information about Trump.

However, The Guardian newspaper in the U.K. reported that McCain had sent an aid overseas to meet the source. The senator then handed the information over to FBI Director Jim Comey during a December 9th meeting.

Arizona Sen. John McCain admitted to handing the dossier over to the FBI director

McCain, a known critic of Trump, released a statement, as questions swirled regarding his alleged involvement in spreading the unconfirmed document, which cited unnamed sources and was riddled with errors, which the president-elect called “a complete and total fabrication.”

“Late last year, I received sensitive information that has since been made public. Upon examining the contents, (I) was unable to make a judgment about their accuracy and decided to deliver the information to the Director of the FBI.” McCain said.

The Senator added: “That has been the extent of my contact with the FBI or any other government agency regarding this issue.”
Most media outlets refused to go with the story after failing to verify the information in the report.

However, the website Buzzfeed published the entire report, which cited unnamed sources claim the Russian government had obtained details that could be used as blackmail comprising of a video of Trump with prostitutes he hired to perform sex acts including a “golden shower” in a hotel room in Moscow in 2013.

CNN was first to post a two-page synopsis co-written by Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein, which didn’t include the alleged sex act.

On Tuesday, Bernstein told CNN that a former British ambassador to Moscow handed McCain the document.

“It came from a former British MI6 agent who was hired from a political opposition research firm in Washington who was doing work about Donald Trump for both republican and democratic candidates opposed to Trump,” Bernstein stated.

“They were looking at Trump’s business ties. They saw some questionable things about Russians, about his businesses in Russia. They, in turn, hired this MI6 former investigator. He then came up with additional information from his Russian sources. He was very concerned by the implications of it. He then took it to an FBI colleague that he had known for his undercover work for years. He took it to this FBI man in Rome who turned it over to the bureau in Washington in August,” said Bernstein.

The award-winning columnist added, “a former British ambassador to Russia independently was made aware of these findings, and he took the information to John McCain – Senator John McCain of Arizona – in the period just after the election and showed it to McCain – additional findings,” he added.

Weeks before the election McCain refused to endorse Trump and repudiated the president-elect.

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Russian officials have since come out and vehemently denied having any blackmail file on Trump, calling the allegations “fake” and labeled the memo a “political witchhunt.”

During his first post-election press conference on Wednesday, Trump unleashed a barrage against Buzzfeed calling the site a “failing pile of garbage” who would “suffer the consequences.”

The presser quickly turned into an episode of Jerry Springer after President-elect Donald Trump took aim at CNN, with senior correspondent Jim Acosta in attendance.

“Since you are attacking us, can you give us a question?” Acosta shouted. “Not you, your organization is terrible!” Trump said.

Acosta countered, “You are attacking our news organization, can you give us a chance to ask a question, sir?”

Trump then drew an applause from those on stage with him after he responded, “I’m not going to give you a question. You are fake news!”

The CNN reporter shot back, “Now Mr. President, that’s not appropriate!”

Additionally, Trump responded to the claims he paid prostitutes to perform “golden showers” saying: “Does anyone really believe that story? I’m also very much of a germaphobe, by the way, believe me.”

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