On April 16, Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) released yet another press statement informing news outlets that he was again admitted to the hospital. This time it was listed as the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, a facility known for maintaining privacy for high-profile patients.
The statement said that McCain underwent surgery related to his previous cancer treatment.
“Senator McCain has been participating in physical therapy at his home in Cornville, Arizona, as he recovers from the side effects of cancer treatment,” the press release noted.
However, more than a few law enforcement colleagues have wondered aloud whether McCain’s illness is the reason for his absence from Washington, D.C., or if he is just using it as an excuse to not being caught up in the so-called Trump-Russia Collusion Probe.
Of special interest to investigative reporters is the allegation that McCain not only obtained what’s known as the “dirty dossier” coupled with the question of to whom did he give copies of the “salacious and shocking” dossier.
Admission by McCain
Sen. John McCain said he did “what any citizen would do” in turning over to the FBI a so- called dirty dossier, that allegedly contained unconfirmed secrets about president-elect Donald Trump, over to the FBI. The Arizona Senior Senator has gained a reputation as a “reasonable conservative” but his critics say he is “neither reasonable nor is he a conservative.”
A former intelligence officer told NewswithViews.com that the left-leaning British newspaper, The Guardian, described how the dossier came to be and how McCain got his hands on the super-secret documents.
“I first heard about this mysterious dossier when I was checking out an Inside the Beltway private detective and security firm. The firm allegedly tapped Trump‘s campaign staff and his allies hoping to find negative ammunition against the true Republican Maverick, Donald Trump,” said former military intelligence operative and New York police detective Michael Snopes.
“I know… I know… Senator John McCain is the guy the Democrats love to use to slam the GOP because most of the time he has cooperated with the Democrats, especially now,” said Iris Aquino, a former police official and now a director of security for a major corporation.
“If you look up the political term RINO in a dictionary it should carry a picture of McCain with the definition ‘Republican In Name Only,’” said police adviser for the National Law Enforcement Legal Defense Society, Charles Coultner.
Shortly after the election — that left Donald Trump the winner and Hillary Clinton the loser — John McCain attended a Canadian conference and spoke with a ‘former senior western diplomat’ who knew of the dossier’s existence, claims the United Kingdom’s Daily Mail.
Sir Andrew Wood described to reporters his dealings with McCain: “I would like to stress that I did not pass on any dossier to Senator McCain or anyone else and I did not see a dossier at the time.” However, it’s what Wood did not say that was interesting: He didn’t deny telling McCain about the dirty dossier.
On Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal exposed the ex-spy who actually obtained the documents as being British subject and MI6 intelligence official Christopher Steele.
Steele’s spy agency discovered a Democratic Party insider who wanted dirt on the now Republican nominee instead.
The unnamed contractor was later identified by the Wall Street Journal as being Christopher Steele. He and another ex-British diplomat, Christopher Burrows, run their own company, Orbis Business Intelligence.