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David J. Kramer, McCain Associate and Former State Department Official, Takes the Fifth on Dossier

President Donald Trump, left, poses for a portrait in the Oval Office, while Senator John McCain, right, of Arizona speaks with reporters. (Photos: AP)
President Donald Trump, left, poses for a portrait in the Oval Office, while Senator John McCain, right, of Arizona speaks with reporters. (Photos: AP)

President Donald Trump, left, poses for a portrait in the Oval Office, while Senator John McCain, right, of Arizona speaks with reporters. (Photos: AP)

David J. Kramer, a former State Department official and associate of Sen. John McCain, took the Fifth Amendment in response to questions from the House Intelligence Committee surrounding his role in the Russian-sourced and unverified anti-Trump dossier, Fox News reported.

Mr. Kramer, who did not show up on January 11 as required by the subpoena, is a major player in the plot to plant the Kremlin-sourced dossier in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) under the apparently corrupt former director James Comey and his deputy director Andrew McCabe.

Representative Devin Nunes, R-Calif., the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), issued a subpoena to Mr. Kramer after he indicated in his testimony during a closed session that he had information about specific Russian sources.

In late November of 2016, he traveled to Surrey, England and personally received a briefing and a copy of the dossier from its author, former British spy Christopher Steele.

Mr. Kramer then returned to the U.S. to give the document to Senator McCain, a frequent and vocal critic of the president. The senator from Arizona and failed 2008 GOP nominee for president gave the discredited opposition research document to the FBI, though the Bureau had previously obtained copy directly from Mr. Steele.

Senator McCain refuses to answer questions about his role in the dossier’s journey to the FBI.

Senators Chuck Grassley, R-Ia., the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Lindsey Graham recently sent Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray a criminal referral for lying to federal agents over his contact with the media planting unverified, unnamed-sourced stories on the dossier.

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  • McCain was a mole.

  • One of my fondest memories was the media fawning over McCain until the primaries ended. Then McCain… https://t.co/qKJJQjpgyz

  • Here we go ……

  • @larouti Of course he did

  • don’t the guilty plead the 5th… they refuse to incriminate themselves

  • David J. Kramer, You are a great shame for America. You have insulted a woman Member of Parliament! You are the enemy of America and Georgia, as well as the Georgians you work with.You have insulted not only Irma Inashvili { https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irma_Inashvili }- but the whole Georgia and Georgian population.Except people who are involved in your dirty campaign and share your immorality You It would be better if the politicians of low rating like you did not visit Georgia and use your dishonest goals elsewhere. The leaders of this party you work with are Sadists and Fascists who tortured people in various ways, robbed them of property, killed people.You have no right in Georgia to point Someone shout .
    It was better to be careful not to break any of those long fingers.But you are sorry for Georgia’s insolence
    You have to apologize to Georgia and Irma Inashvili for being rude These leaders and their party are trying to establish in the country all kinds of immorality, hatred of God and all sorts of ways to come to power again.Who have no moral right just like you

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