U.S. Senator John McCain has just spoken out about the latest round of explosive Trump/ Russia allegations.
These allegations state that a series of secret meetings went on over the past several years between Trump and his people and Russian Vladimir Putin and his people. If true, such damns the Trump presidency as nothing more than a front for a historically hostile foreign power to exercise control over the United States.
The latest Russia related allegations against Trump also suggest that the Kremlin possesses potentially damaging personal information about the man who is now the president-elect. Buzzfeed published on Wednesday an incendiary report detailing what exactly that “potentially damaging personal information” actually is.
Their report was quickly slammed by persons across the political and professional spectrum since its contents were at the time of publication and remain one hundred percent unverified. Buzzfeed’s own Sheera Frankel commented Wednesday afternoon that the allegations are “very hard to stand up.”
And, indeed, Frankel and her colleagues aren’t the only ones running into trouble in trying to determine the truthfulness of the latest allegations.
The United States’s intelligence agencies are, by all appearances, investigating whether or not these wide ranging and explosive allegations are true, and they have been working at that task for months.
The allegations reportedly originate, ultimately, with a former British intelligence official. Information about them was leaked to the media by an unnamed official, speaking anonymously in order to avoid felony charges for leaking classified information.
And, again, Senator John McCain has just spoken out with his take on all of this. He has effectively confirmed that the allegations, while unconfirmed, are, indeed, being taken seriously by U.S. Intelligence Agencies.
McCain’s official statement reads:
‘Late last year, I received sensitive information that has since been made public. Upon examination of the contents, and unable to make a judgment about their accuracy, I delivered the information to the Director of the FBI. That has been the extent of my contact with the FBI or any other government agency regarding this issue.’
Sen. McCain confirms what has been reported, that he was given info on the Trump/Russia allegations and passed it on to FBI Director Comey pic.twitter.com/DXBxPNekqR
— Mark Berman (@markberman) January 11, 2017
McCain, notably, is one of the key, most potent figures of Congressional opposition to the implementation of Trump’s agenda. McCain’s opposition to Trump is so potent because he’s a Republican, like the soon to be president. The longtime Arizona Senator, however, isn’t interested in putting party loyalty above reasoned decision making.
Trump and Obama were both briefed about the latest Trump/Russia allegations at the same time that they were briefed about the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s report on the Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
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