NEWSWATCH: “John McCain: ‘Vladimir Putin Is an Evil Man'” – Wall Street Journal/The Saturday Essay/John McCain

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“… Sir Andrew Wood, a retired British diplomat … told me he knew a former MI6 officer … Christopher Steele ….  * * * I agreed to receive a copy of … ‘the dossier.’ …. The allegations were disturbing … I had no idea which if any were true. I could not independently verify … so I did what any American who cares about our nation’s security should have done. I put the dossier in my office safe, James Comey file photo, adapted from image at fbi.govcalled the office of the director of the FBI, Jim Comey, and asked for a meeting. I … handed him the dossier and explained how it had come into my possession. … I trusted the FBI would examine it carefully and investigate its claims. * * * … I had an obligation to bring to the attention of appropriate officials unproven accusations I could not assess myself and which, were any of them true, would create a vulnerability to the designs of a hostile foreign power. I discharged that obligation, and I would do it again. Anyone who doesn’t like it can go to hell. …”

Click here for: “John McCain: ‘Vladimir Putin Is an Evil Man’; In an excerpt from his new memoir, Sen. McCain discusses his longstanding opposition to the Russian strongman-and his own role in receiving ‘the Steele dossier’ about Donald Trump.” – Wall Street Journal/The Saturday Essay/John McCain

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