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John McCain associate subpoenaed in House Russia probe

December 27, 2017

  It is now being reported here that an associate of John McCain, David Kramer, has been subpoenaed in the House Intelligence Committee’s probe of the Russian dossier. Here is more:

The House Intelligence Committee has issued a subpoena to an associate of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) over his connection with the controversial dossier containing unverified allegations about President Trump and his ties to Russia, The Hill confirmed on Wednesday.

Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) wants to talk to David Kramer, a former State Department official and current senior director at the nonprofit McCain Institute, about his visit to London in November 2016, a source familiar with the matter confirmed. 

While in London, Kramer met with the dossier’s author, former British spy Christopher Steele, at McCain’s request, to view “the pre-election memoranda on a confidential basis,” according to court filings.

Kramer then flew back to the U.S. and delivered a copy of the memos to McCain, who then handed the documents to the FBI. 

  David Kramer has already met with the House Intelligence Committee and during that meeting he claimed he knew who the Russian sources used in the dossier were but refused to give up their names and this is why the subpoena was issued.

In the session, Kramer told House investigators that he knew the identities of the Russian sources for the allegations in Steele’s dossier. But when investigators pressed Kramer to reveal those names, he declined to do so.

Now, he is under subpoena. The subpoena, issued Wednesday afternoon, directs Kramer to appear again before House investigators on Jan. 11.

  Everybody wants to know who these sources are for obvious, but different reasons depending on which side you are on, and this is an attempt to compel Mr. Kramer to give up the names although he could plead the Fifth.

  I  have a couple of questions myself which I do not hear the media asking: How did John McCain learn about the dossier? And why does one of his associates know who the Russian sources are?

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24 Comments leave one →
  1. Bruce permalink
    December 27, 2017 8:11 pm

    McCain has been a big disappointment and his willingness to fight the President for personal reasons to the detriment of the country has made him even less appealing to me, So if he gets caught up, even in the most indirect way, in the Russia-gate farce is OK with me. He can see how much fun the President is having with this farce.

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    • December 28, 2017 6:26 am

      McCain has not covered himself in glory in his desire to get back at Trump and he played a role in the dossier. If he gets caught up in this I won’t have a problem with it either.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. petermac3 permalink
    December 27, 2017 9:32 pm

    Would though it were that the trail led directly back to this crash dummy McCain who has done nothing for the ranchers in Arizona never mind anything for the country. The RINO’s of course laud him for all his hard work in the dump Trump campaign. And piss on the ignorant Arizona electorate for returning this one armed used car salesman (apologies to used car salesmen) to D.C. year after year.

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    • December 28, 2017 12:15 am

      He is the enemy! They’ll have to put this associate under protective custody if he speak anything other than “forked tongue” or does ‘any singing’ of the truth.
      I think they did some ‘Manchurian brain tweaking’ on him years ago so your right about the ‘dummy’ part, haha.

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      • December 28, 2017 6:33 am

        He has made it his goal to do whatever he can to stop Trump and I think it started before the election with the dossier.

        Liked by 1 person

      • December 28, 2017 12:44 pm

        He cravings are fulfilled on the Gravy Train not the #TrumpTrain!
        With this new EO many swamp creatures are losing their train, track and hub!
        “No swamp critter can accept help from another swamp critter in getting away … Child traffickers and other human rights abuses are covered, the stealing of and misuse of government funds is covered, all items are covered for foreigners and U.S. citizens, any foreigners who have assets in the U.S. that have done anything against the U.S. for the purpose of supporting the American swamp will have those assets seized, anyone in violation of anything in this executive order will have their assets seized… .”

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      • December 28, 2017 9:17 pm

        Very interesting, thanks for the link. I had not heard of this but I guess it is not surprising because the MSM is not covering it.

        Liked by 1 person

    • December 28, 2017 6:27 am

      I don’t know if it will lead directly back to McCain but I know he did have a role in it and I would love to see him get caught.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. December 27, 2017 10:50 pm

    What is there to wonder about McCain and the dossier. McCain is rabid neocon. He and Hillary share the same conspiratorial beliefs on Russian. Hillary is his Queen and he would have been in hog heaven if she was elected. War with Russia!

    Remember McCain went to Syria and met with the “moderate” rebels. He is famously photographed with these thugs. He is also up to his ass in Ukraine because it represents a proxy war against Russia.

    Trump has to walk a fine line on foreign policy because of McCain. Trump is selling weapons to Ukraine I think to appease McCain and his fellow neocon travelers. The Art of the Deal – Support my tax bill and I will sell weapons

    I have my suspicion about his cancer. Is he playing the sympathy card just like his idol Hillary?

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    • petermac3 permalink
      December 27, 2017 11:39 pm

      It seemed fishy that McCain, who I and probably everyone else was sure would upset the Trump tax reform bill applecart, voted for it. Farce is too kind a word.

      Liked by 1 person

    • December 28, 2017 6:36 am

      How such a vindictive man could have been reelected so many times is beyond me. You bring up some great points about his past actions and his meeting with the rebels. It is beyond time for him to step aside. I find it convenient also that he could not make himself available for a vote on the tax bill.

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  4. December 28, 2017 12:07 am

    McCain the Traitor. He is SO part of the ‘takeover and ruin America’ plan ~most likely stole his last election, soros rigged computers. Evil people don’t stop being evil, they follow the ‘goat head god’ and are proud of it. Let him work for his room & board at Gitmo. Pronto!
    John McCain: Privileged ‘War Hero’, Liar, Collaborator, Traitor” It seems that the very help he provided to the enemy was used to position him in a position of power to do more harm.
    “McCain, for what he did while he was in captivity, was a traitor. Because he gave information to the enemy, classified, military information to the enemy, which caused the deaths of many of his fellow aviators that came in behind him.”

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  5. Dr. Jeff permalink
    December 28, 2017 4:37 am

    LOL guys! No one here should be surprised by this. The whole Dem/RINO/Shadow Government is being exposed, one piece at a time.

    Just like I’m certain that Harry Reid is dirty, I’ve been pretty certain that McCain was dirty too. I just hadn’t known the details.

    John McCain has been a known RINO for years. We also know that the RINOs made an alliance with the Dems a long time ago. Just how long ago would be an interesting question to answer. I know the alliance dates back to at least the 2nd term of Bush Jr., but I want to know how long before that it was in place.

    The entire Russia/Email probe looks to be looping back to Obama, Hillary, Holder, RINOs, Wasserman-Schultz and Democrats in general.

    This is going to be better than Watergate – much more complex and far reaching. I think we’re going to see not just a bunch of Presidential aides going to prison, I’ll bet on members of the FBI, the Justice Department, the IRS, A.G. Holder and possibly even Hillary (though I think she’ll skate), going to prison. There’s even some chance of Obama turning up guilty as well.

    Do you think Trump would pardon Obama the way Ford pardoned Nixon?

    Make some fresh popcorn and get a comfy seat, this is going to be a real show.

    Liked by 3 people

    • December 28, 2017 6:44 am

      I hope we end up learning just how dirty they all are and maybe with Trump getting in there we will someday find out. They are doing all they can to get him out of there and I think we know why.

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      • Dr. Jeff permalink
        December 30, 2017 8:33 pm

        Watergate was relatively simple and still took from June of 1972 until August of 1974 to unravel. That was the time from the original break-in until Nixon’s resignation.

        Despite a mountain of evidence, Nixon almost got away free and clear. Only the White House recording system finally brought him down. Even John Dean’s testimony wasn’t considered conclusive enough.

        Especially when you consider the dealings of the Clinton Foundation and Bill’s campaign contributions from China, in addition to the uranium deal and more, this one is incredibly complex. How many different violations can you think of that should be added to Hillary’s and Obama’s side of the ledger?

        Wrongful death from the Fast and Furious gun running?

        What actually transpired when Bill Clinton met Loretta Lynch? What kind of obstruction of justice took place?

        How deeply was the FBI compromised when Hillary got a pass on her email server? How badly did that server actually compromise U.S. security?

        How many legal loopholes can the guilty parties use to escape prosecution?

        I’m still thinking much of Lois Lerner’s testimony is hidden in sealed documents, away from public and much legal scrutiny. She’s still trying to get the whole thing permanently sealed.


    • petermac3 permalink
      December 28, 2017 3:36 pm

      Keep in mind this could all go away should Sessions and the rerinocans slither back into their holes and allow the guilty to dance away ala Pant Suit Lady, Holder and so many other swamp denizens on the left. Stay tuned….

      Liked by 2 people

  6. Brittius permalink
    December 28, 2017 5:14 am

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. December 28, 2017 12:15 pm

    I noticed before this latest health thing, he had been galloping around the world, meeting with all kinds, and little if any reporting. Who is/was pulling his strings? Great question and what was he about?

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 28, 2017 9:20 pm

      I don’t trust him at all! He has been lining his pockets for years with his war profiteering and he does not have our best interests at heart.

      Liked by 1 person

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