Neoconservative Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin recently quoted the neocon scholar who passed on the discredited “Trump dossier” to Sen. John McCain, who handed it to FBI director James Comey.
The debunked dossier, compiled by British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, was brought to the attention of McCain. It was former Bush State Department functionary David J. Kramer, a former senior fellow at Bill Kristol’s Project for a New American Century and now a senior director at the McCain Institute, who obtained the dossier in England and gave it to McCain. A pro-Clinton firm called Fusion GPS was integrally involved in some way in the spreading of the dossier, prompting increased scrutiny of the firm in recent days.
As Big League Politics exclusively reported, McCain watched the Election Night results in November with fellow neocon senator Lindsey Graham. When Graham said, “Well, now we’re going to have to deal with this guy (Trump) for four years,” McCain replied, “No. He’s going to have to deal with us.”
Reading Jennifer Rubin is the easiest way to piece together how the neocons operate, not because her articles are interesting or meritorious in and of themselves (they’re not), but because she sloppily exposes the in-plain-sight neocon networks that work together to undermine Trump and brazenly think that no one will expose them.
Kramer just happens to get quoted in Rubin’s work alongside McCain.
Here’s an excerpt from Rubin’s June 20 piece “Maybe Tillerson and Trump will finally understand why human rights matter”: (emphasis added):
And yet with regard to North Korea and Cuba, Trump’s words have much less effect than they would had he maintained a robust, consistent stance on human rights. “The administration has spoken out on human rights in Cuba, Venezuela, North Korea, even Iran,” notes human rights expert and former State Department official David Kramer. “But the president’s embrace of Putin, Erdogan, Duterte, Sisi and Gulf leaders, his explicit statement in Riyadh that the United States will not ‘lecture’ others regarding human rights, and the secretary’s marginalization of human rights and democracy in his various remarks undermine U.S. efforts to advance human rights around the world.” He adds, “Whereas the previous administration showed little interest in the promoting human rights at the highest levels, the current one shows actual disdain for it. That demoralizes those struggling for an improvement in human rights in challenging places around the globe.”
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Prominent GOP Attorney Says Jim Jordan Accuser Admitted He Was ‘Hoping’ to Get Money
A prominent GOP attorney wrote a long defense of Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) on her personal Facebook page yesterday, in which she claimed that one of Jordan’s accusers has admitted to making his accusations on false pretenses.
Cleta Mitchell wrote the following:
“My friend Rep Jim Jordan is under attack by some very disreputable sources. To suggest that Rep Jordan would turn a blind eye to any injustice, wrongdoing, immoral or illegal act is absolutely laughable. Anyone who has known and worked with Jim Jordan, as I have, for nearly a decade knows that Rep Jordan never shies from a fight and that he leads the charge whenever there is a hint of something wrong – even to his own political detriment where others prefer that he remain silent, as they do. He never does.
The question I ask is why are these spurious allegations from disreputable sources being fomented against him now? Who is really behind this? It appears to me to be a concerted effort to smear one of the most honorable gentlemen ever to have served in the US House of Representatives. That is what NBC and other news outlets should be investigating…who is behind this? Can it be sources close to those in the Mueller investigation and the Department of Justice who are uncomfortable with Rep Jordan’s relentless pursuit of the truth behind what they have been doing for the past two years? That is much more likely than that these bizarre accusations are based in any facts whatsoever. We know Jim Jordan. We are only now learning about his accusers and there is something smelly about this entire episode. And yesterday, one of Jordan’s accusers admitted that they were “hoping” to get money … that’s a federal crime. Will the FBI arrest them?”
Mitchell did not specify which accuser was hoping to use the scandal for financial gain, but she is a GOP legal insider.
She confirmed her statement for Big League Politics but did not provide further details at this time.
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