John McCain had earlier staked out a reputation for himself as a “maverick”. Well, maybe “staked out” isn’t the proper verbiage here…
John McCain meticulously cultivated a reputation as being a “maverick” during his time as a republican presidential candidate back in 2008. In reality, the “maverick” designation was simply a semantics lesson for the GOP, who watched McCain’s campaign flourish briefly under the guise of a distinguished republican ticket before turning absurd with the addition of Sarah Palin and the media circus around her.
McCain, who was most famous for his propaganda recordings during the Vietnam war.
Former Fox News military analyst Thomas McInerney on Thursday condemned Sen. John McCain‘s (R-Ariz.) rebuke of President Trump‘s CIA director nominee Gina Haspel, saying that torture “worked on” McCain, whom he referred to as “Songbird John.”
“Sen. John McCain said he’s not going to endorse Haspel also in part because she believes in torture, that she thinks it works, even though she laid out at least three instances where it did work to the benefit of humankind, not just Americans, but all human beings,” McInerney said on the network.
McCain’s “maverick” status is also a bit of a cop-out for the often centrist Senator, who counts the corrupt and incorrigible Clintons among his dear friends.
Now, as McCain suffers from what appears to be a terminal bout with brain cancer, the Arizona congressman has ramped up his attacks on the President Donald Trump, irking GOP stalwarts who won’t stoop the to level of insulting a dying man. Now, with little left to lose, McCain has also inserted himself directly into the Steele Dossier drama as well.
In his upcoming book “The Restless Wave” (to be released May 22), Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) admits that he was the person who handed then-FBI Director James Comey the salacious, unverified dossier compiled by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele and paid for by the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign. It was that action that appears to have set off the sequence of events ultimately resulting in Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.
In its report on McCain’s admission, The Daily Beast — which fails to mention who funded Steele’s project in the report — notes that McCain’s involvement came after Steele had met with American officials in Rome to discuss his findings. However, it appears to have been the decision by McCain, a frequent critic of Trump, to hand Comey the dossier that really got things rolling.
“I agreed to receive a copy of what is now referred to as ‘the dossier,'” writes McCain in his upcoming book. “I reviewed its contents. The allegations were disturbing, but I had no idea which if any were true. I could not independently verify any of it, and so I did what any American who cares about our nation’s security should have done.”
McCain’s wildly unpredictable political behavior has been called into question by many a Washingtonian in recent years, with President Trump being only the latest in a long line of reticent acquaintances.
Just days ago, John McCain also made the petty and childish remark that President Donald Trump will not be invited to his funeral.