Since his death last year, a total deification has occurred regarding former Senator John McCain - the fallen jet pilot who allegedly recorded enemy propaganda for the Viet Cong before becoming one of the most ill-tempered and warmongering public officials in modern history.
President Donald Trump is not willing to go along with propaganda about Sen. McCain’s record. Trump remembers that Sen. McCain wanted Crooked Hillary in the White House back in 2016 and helped spread the deep state lies about Russian collusion to hamstring Trump’s ‘America First’ agenda.
Trump put Sen. McCain on blast in a Tweet last night:
Spreading the fake and totally discredited Dossier “is unfortunately a very dark stain against John McCain.” Ken Starr, Former Independent Counsel. He had far worse “stains” than this, including thumbs down on repeal and replace after years of campaigning to repeal and replace!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 16, 2019
It is a well-known fact that Sen. McCain passed the now infamous Steele dossier to FBI authorities, setting into place the biggest farce and miscarriage of justice in American history. The Department of Justice is now a global laughingstock, and we have the bitter Sen. McCain to thank for that.
“Late last year, I received sensitive information that has since been made public,” Sen. McCain said in 2017.
“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,” he added.
Trump was just getting warmed up with his first tweet exposing Sen. McCain. He doubled down with an even harder blow against the war hero this morning.
So it was indeed (just proven in court papers) “last in his class” (Annapolis) John McCain that sent the Fake Dossier to the FBI and Media hoping to have it printed BEFORE the Election. He & the Dems, working together, failed (as usual). Even the Fake News refused this garbage!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2019
While the spirit of Trump’s tweet clearly hit the mark, it was not completely accurate. According to his own words, Sen. McCain finished 894th of 899 in his Naval Academy graduating class in June 1958.
The liberal media considers McCain as a saint of sorts for having opposed Trump and served the establishment for so many decades in Washington D.C.
Trump isn’t worthy of the dirt atop @SenJohnMcCain’s coffin. I’m with @MeghanMcCain in her outrage at this disgusting president’s dissing of her brave father, whom I had the honor of assisting when his eligibility to run for POTUS was challenged. https://t.co/suABIDRxvO
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) March 17, 2019
The Dossier was originally funded by Republicans to get opposition research on Trump. McCain handed over the Dossier to the FBI, because the spy who wrote it, has helped keep America safe for decades. I’d trust Steele and especially Senator McCain over Trump that’s for damn sure.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) March 17, 2019
The president is lying here about a dead Republican war hero. Every Republican member of Congress should be asked to comment on this.
For the record, McCain handed the dossier to Comey AFTER the election. And not that it matters, but McCain wasn’t last in his class. https://t.co/2HucQ1f48E
— Ken Dilanian (@KenDilanianNBC) March 17, 2019
Co-founder of The Federalist, Sean Davis debunked the claims made by the left that McCain received the Steele dossier following the 2016 Presidential election.
Bill Priestap, the top FBI counterintelligence official, told a federal court last August in a sworn declaration that John McCain passed the Steele dossier to James Comey on December 9, 2016, and that the FBI briefed Obama on it even though the FBI hadn't verified its claims. pic.twitter.com/kghHp35mdR
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) March 15, 2019
We all owe President Trump a debt of gratitude for pushing back against the sanctification of Sen. McCain, whose legacy in politics was not a good one. He should not be forgotten, as a reminder of how the swamp can turn good men bad.