BREAKING: McCain Associate Leaked Dossier to Press
This, according to an incendiary court filing released today. (The Daily Caller)
David Kramer, a former State Department official who was an executive at the McCain Institute, met on Dec. 29, 2016 with BuzzFeed reporter Ken Bensinger, according to a filing submitted Wednesday by U.S. District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro.
BuzzFeed published the dossier, which was authored by former British spy Christopher Steele, on Jan. 10, 2017.
The disclosure was made as part of a final report ahead of Ungaro’s ruling in favor of BuzzFeed in a defamation lawsuit.
The revelation that Kramer was BuzzFeed’s source settles one of the main mysteries of the dossier, which alleges a vast conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russian government to influence the 2016 election.
McCain first became aware of Steele's investigation of Donald Trump shortly after Election Day 2016. He allegedly dispatched Kramer to London to meet Steele.
After a November 28, 2016 meeting, Kramer obtained a copy of the dossier from Glenn Simpson, the founder of the opposition research firm Fusion GPS, that had hired Steele at the behest of the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee.
Two days later, Kramer met with McCain and his chief of staff, Christopher Brose to review Steele's findings.
Kramer reportedly advised McCain to share the report with the FBI and the CIA.