Senator John McCain has been one of Trump’s greatest opponents ever since he stepped foot in the White House.
Even though, the two are representing the same political party and should be on the same page, at least for the sake of the party and for the sake of the United States, it seems that McCain is just not willing to cooperate.
He has proved so many times that he has no interest in doing what his was supposed to do. For instance, during his latest Senate campaign he promised to repeal Obamacare, but when the time came and his was the deciding vote, he chose to save Obamacare, only to make Trump angry.
Maybe the President said some rude thing about him during his campaign, but that does not justify McCain’s behavior.
The newest allegations, involving McCain’s name, suggest that the U.S. Senator had some connection to the false Trump dossier.
You probably already know that he handed the dossier to the FBI but there are is no clarification where he obtained the dossier and whether or not he knew who made it.
According to a report from BizPac Review,
In an article titled, “Hero or hired gun? How a British former spy became a flash point in the Russia investigation,” the newspaper detailed how McCain came to have a copy of the unverified dossier that he then forwarded to the FBI.
The article erases any doubt that McCain may not have known the origins of the dossier. It’s not clear if the Republican lawmaker knew that the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s campaign provided funding for the research.
Reportedly, Andrew Wood, a former British ambassador to Moscow and a close companion to the ex-british spy Christopher Steele who is the mastermind behind the whole dossier, contacted David Kramer to get the research on Trump into the hands of the Republicans.
Kramer, who is a former State Department official and close associate of McCain, was supposed to arrange a meeting with Wood in Canada in December 2016.
The report from the Washington Post states :
Ten days later, in a cloak-and-dagger scene, Kramer and Steele arranged to meet at Heathrow Airport in London. Kramer was told that he should look for a man wearing a blue raincoat and carrying a Financial Times under his arm, according to people familiar with the episode.
Kramer accompanied Steele to his home, where he spent a few hours reviewing the Trump research.
When he got back in Washington, Kramer received a copy of the dossier from Simpson and gave it to McCain. Obviously, McCain knew that Fusion GPS was behind this dossier. McCain’s actions were clearly politically motivated.
As the Post points out, the Arizona Senator has evidently finally switched teams and became a Democrat, since his only interest seems to be stopping Trump. Maybe that’s why Democrats like him more than Republicans do.
From The Hill also confirm that Democrats are far more fond of Sen. John McCain than his own co-partisans. Reportedly, a new poll has shown that Republicans hold an overall negative view of the veteran GOP senator.
According to the Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, out of all of the Republicans that participated in the survey, 44% hold a negative view of McCain, while only 35 % have a positive view of him. At the same time, 52 % of Democrats surveyed, now have a positive view of McCain.