President Trump slammed “last in his class” Sen. John McCain for a second day on Sunday as the late Arizona Republican’s daughter rebuked the president for the twitter attacks on her father.
Trump was responding to new revelations linking McCain to the dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele that contained unsubstantiated claims about the president and the Russians.
“Report: Christopher Steele backed up his Democrat & Crooked Hillary paid for Fake & Unverified Dossier with information he got from ‘send in watchers’ of low ratings CNN. This is the info that got us the Witch Hunt! ,” Trump wrote in two postings about McCain Sunday morning.
“So it was indeed (just proven in court papers) ‘last in his class’ (Annapolis) John McCain that sent the Fake Dossier to the FBI and Media hoping to have it printed BEFORE the Election. He & the Dems, working together, failed (as usual). Even the Fake News refused this garbage!,” the president wrote.
Trump began unloading on McCain on Saturday afternoon about the dossier and McCain’s 2017 vote that scuttled Republicans’ attempt to repeal ObamaCare.
Meghan McCain came to the defense of her father who died in August 2018 at the age of 81.
“No one will ever love you the way they loved my father. … I wish I had been given more Saturday’s with him. Maybe spend yours with your family instead of on twitter obsessing over mine?,” she posted on her Twitter account.
Trump attacked McCain, a Navy pilot who was held for more than five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, for “spreading the fake and totally discredited Dossier.”
He quoted former independent counsel Ken Starr as saying it “is unfortunately a very dark stain against John McCain.”
McCain “had far worse ‘stains’ than this, including thumbs down on repeal and replace [Obamacare] after years of campaigning to repeal and replace!,” Trump continued.
Newly released court filings revealed that David Kramer, an associate of McCain, and the senator handed over the dossier to the FBI and a number of media outlets.
The dossier, which contained unverified information that Trump colluded with the Russians, was published in January 2017 by BuzzFeed News.
In his book, “The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations,” McCain defended releasing the dossier and said he would do it again.
“I had no idea which if any were true,” McCain said in the book. “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 and Trump had a testy relationship.
Trump once said he didn’t consider McCain a hero because he likes “people who weren’t captured.”
And McCain, who planned his funeral, purposely excluded Trump from attending.
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