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Saturday, February 24, 2018
Report: McCain Associate Invokes The Fifth To Avoid Revealing Dossier Sources
The following article
appeared in the Daily Caller on February 23rd
An associate of Arizona Sen. John
McCain is invoking his Fifth Amendment rights in order to avoid revealing
information to Congress about the Steele dossier.
David J. Kramer, a former State
Department official, pleaded the fifth in response to a subpoena issued in
December by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Fox News
David J. Kramer
In a Dec. 19 interview with the
committee, Kramer said that he had information about some of the sources of
information in the dossier, which was written by former British spy Christopher
Steele and financed by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s campaign and
the Democratic National Committee.
Kramer learned the information in
Nov. 2016, after traveling to London to meet with Steele. Kramer and McCain, a
Republican, first learned of the dossier earlier that month after meeting with
an associate of Steele’s.
After the London meeting, Steele
provided a copy of the dossier to Kramer with instructions to share it with
McCain. The senator then provided a copy of the document to then-FBI Director
James Comey during a Dec. 9, 2016, meeting.
The House Intelligence Committee
issued a subpoena on Dec. 27 to compel Kramer to discuss the dossier’s sources.
Kramer, who was a director at the
McCain Institute and now works for Florida International University, has
avoided speaking publicly about his handling of the dossier. There has also
been widespread speculation that he is BuzzFeed’s source for the document. The
website published the dossier on Jan. 10, 2017.
Birds of a Feather
In addition to his interview with the
Intelligence Committee, Kramer was deposed in December as part of a lawsuit
filed against BuzzFeed for publishing the dossier. Kramer’s lawyers have
requested that his deposition in that case be sealed.
Steele, McCain and Fusion GPS, the
firm that hired Steele to write the dossier, have all denied being BuzzFeed’s
source. Kramer is the only person known to have handled the completed dossier
who has not denied providing it to BuzzFeed.
Kramer and his attorney have not
responded to numerous requests for comment.