In a statement released Friday, John McCain, the Arizona senator who campaigns as a Republican but otherwise acts like a liberal Democrat madly in love with Hillary Clinton, attacked the release of the FISA memo that details alleged FBI and Justice Department surveillance abuses, calling it a “manufactured partisan” sideshow that only serves Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“In 2016, the Russian government engaged in an elaborate plot to interfere in an American election and undermine our democracy. Russia employed the same tactics it has used to influence elections around the world, from France and Germany to Ukraine, Montenegro, and beyond. Putin’s regime launched cyberattacks and spread disinformation with the goal of sowing chaos and weakening faith in our institutions. And while we have no evidence that these efforts affected the outcome of our election, I fear they succeeded in fueling political discord and dividing us from one another.
“The latest attacks on the FBI and Department of Justice serve no American interests – no party’s, no president’s, only Putin’s. The American people deserve to know all of the facts surrounding Russia’s ongoing efforts to subvert our democracy, which is why Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation must proceed unimpeded. Our nation’s elected officials, including the president, must stop looking at this investigation through the warped lens of politics and manufacturing partisan sideshows. If we continue to undermine our own rule of law, we are doing Putin’s job for him,” he said.
The latest attacks on the FBI and Department of Justice serve no American interests – no party’s, no president’s, only Putin’s. https://t.co/6dsbcBIla6
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) February 2, 2018
McCain got hammered on Twitter:
You have shamed yourself. You have dishonored your legacy. I am so disappointed in your dishonesty and desire to suppress truth and protect those who would corrupt the system for political and power gains.
— John (@jfyuga) February 2, 2018
Um, you played your part in the dossier. I’m not sure you should be poking your head out just about now.
— DJ Ellis (@Djell4jc) February 2, 2018
This Twitter user may be onto something.
Last year, Breitbart reported:
In December, it was McCain who notoriously passed the controversial dossier documents produced by the Washington opposition research firm Fusion GPS to then FBI Director James Comey, whose agency reportedly utilized the dossier as some of the basis for its probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
McCain’s office did not immediately respond to Breitbart News phone and email requests for comment about whether the Arizona senator was aware that the research he passed to the FBI was paid for by the DNC and Clinton’s campaign.
McCain’s office also did not immediately respond to a request for information on how he first obtained the dossier.
The dossier, which we now know was faked, is what was used to obtain the FISA warrant. Was McCain doing Putin’s bidding or Hillary Clinton’s?
U were the one carrying around the dossiere trying to get folks to read it when this all started… u think we forgot that part? #ShameOnYou
— ????????ShowponyFarm???????? (@ShowponyCowgirl) February 2, 2018
Good question. Apparently so.
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