[Ed. – This relates to the December 2016 transaction in which David Kramer got a copy of the dossier from Steele. But the IG’s revelation is that five of the dossier memos, which came after Steele had been unloaded by the FBI, were then provided to the FBI in December 2016 when McCain forwarded the dossier to Comey. As numerous commenters on social media have said, it’s no wonder Trump took a sour view of McCain.]
Late Senator John McCain provided disgraced former FBI chief James Comey with five separate reports from Christopher Steele that the FBI didn’t previously possess related to unsubstantiated allegations of collusion between Russia and President Trump’s 2016 campaign, the Justice Department’s recent Inspector General report revealed.
There have long been questions about why it was necessary for McCain to pass Steele’s anti-Trump dossier to Comey on December 9, 2016, several weeks after the November 2016 presidential election. …
The IG report discloses that McCain gave five new Steele reports to Comey that the FBI did not previously possess, showing that McCain served as a conduit for Steele’s information to reach the FBI even after the British ex-spy was formally cut off as an FBI source.