n a stunning op-ed published by the mainstream media last week, Fusion GPS founders Glenn R. Simpson and Peter Fritch admitted that they helped the researcher who compiled their since-discredited dossier on President Donald Trump share the phony document with Arizona Sen. John McCain.
“After the election, Mr. Steele decided to share his intelligence with Senator John McCain via an emissary,” they wrote for The New York Times, referencing Christopher Steele, the former MI6 spy responsible for assembling the fraudulent dossier. “We helped him do that.”
“The goal was to alert the United States national security community to an attack on our country by a hostile foreign power,” they added.
We now know that the sham dossier contains a litany of totally contrived fabrications about the president, including the ludicrous claim he once paid prostitutes to urinate on a bed once slept on by former President Barack Obama.
It further includes uncorroborated and likely false allegations that Trump’s presidential campaign effectively colluded with members of the Russian government to affect the outcome of the 2016 election.
Dovetailing back to McCain, in a separate report filed days after the publication of Simpson and Fritch’s column, The New York Times revealed that “McCain is believed to have then (after receiving the dossier) met with James B. Comey, then the F.B.I. director, to discuss the dossier.”
Comey’s FBI then reportedly used the dossier “as part of the justification to win approval to secretly monitor a Trump associate, according to US officials briefed on the investigation,” as cited in a CNN report from earlier this year.
Now follow the bouncing ball: #1. Fusion GPS compiled a fake dossier. #2. Researcher Christopher Steele shared the dossier with John McCain. #3. McCain shared the dossier with James Comey. #4. Comey’s FBI launched investigations against Trump’s campaign.
This new revelation — from the founders of Fusion GPS, to boot — places McCain in a very precarious light.