Friday, President Trump responded to a tweet by Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch.
Tom Fitton had tweeted “John McCain tried to destroy @realDonaldTrumpwith false accusations of treason by spreading the garbage Clinton- DNC Dossier.”
Fitton also tweeted an article from Breitbart “IG Report Reveals Steele Funneled Claims Through John McCain After FBI Dropped Him”
Trump responded to Fitton “Now that wasn’t very nice, was it?”
Now that wasn’t very nice, was it? https://t.co/RHEriGdEQO
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2019
In March, President Trump made it clear he wasn’t a fan of the late John McCain in a Ohio rally.
Late Senator John McCain provided disgraced former FBI chief James Comey with five separate reports from Christopher Steele that the FBI didn’t previously possess related to unsubstantiated allegations of collusion between Russia and President Trump’s 2016 campaign, the Justice Department’s recent Inspector General report revealed.
There have long been questions about why it was necessary for McCain to pass Steele’s anti-Trump dossier to Comey on December 9, 2016, several weeks after the November 2016 presidential election. By then, Steele had already met numerous times with FBI agents to provide them with his controversial reports. Steele, however, was terminated as an FBI source in the fall of 2016 because he spoke to the news media.
The IG report discloses that McCain gave five new Steele reports to Comey that the FBI did not previously possess, showing that McCain served as a conduit for Steele’s information to reach the FBI even after the British ex-spy was formally cut off as an FBI source.
It is not clear whether McCain knew at the time that Steele had previously been terminated as an FBI source.
The IG report also verifies that a McCain aid obtained the Steele reports directly from Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson, meaning that when McCain transferred the anti-Trump charges to Comey he had to have known that the material originated with a firm that specializes in controversial opposition tactics.
Fusion GPS was paid for its anti-Trump work by Trump’s primary political opponents, namely Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) via the Perkins Coie law firm.
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