A top confidant to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., invoked the Fifth Amendment to protect himself against answering questions about his connection to the salacious dossier.
Kramer, a former State Department official and current senior director of the McCain Institute, was subpoenaed in December 2017 by committee chairman Devin Nunes to testify on his handling of the dossier.
Kramer made a private trip to London in Nov. 2016 to meet with Christopher Steele, the former British spy who was hired by Fusion GPS to compile the dirty dossier.
Court filings revealed McCain specifically directed Kramer to meet with Steele to view “the pre-election memoranda on a confidential basis.”
Kramer then returned to the U.S. and gave copies of the memos in the dossier to McCain, who gave them to former President Barack Obama’s FBI and Justice Department.
Steele’s 35-page dossier is full of numerous unverified claims asserting that President Donald Trump colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential election.
One claim in the dossier was that Trump consorted with Russia models to urinate on him years ago.
The despicable claim has been denied, but it’s just one of many slanderous assertions Steele made in his anti-Trump piece.
Former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee also gave just over $9 million to Fusion GPS to fund Steele’s efforts.
In an attempt to elevate this disgusting hit piece and use it against Trump, McCain used Kramer to obtain the dossier so he could give it to the FBI.
This triggered the Russia investigation, and it all started with Clinton and McCain.
Kramer invoking the Fifth Amendment and refusing to comply with congressional investigators further proves these anti-Trump officials are afraid to explain their involvement with the dossier.
Source: The Hill