Senator John McCain has confirmed reports that he saw the intelligence documents alleging that Russia has a bunch of dirt on Donald Trump. You know, like the alleged video of him buying Russian prostitutes for the purpose of watching them pee on each other in a bed that President Obama and Michelle Obama had slept in. McCain then passed the information in the report on to FBI Director James Comey, who decided to take time to vet the reports rather than immediately releasing them, as he did with Hillary Clinton’s emails.
“Late last year, I received sensitive information that has since been made public. Upon examination of the contents, and unable to make a judgment about their accuracy, I delivered the information to the director of the FBI. That has been the extent of my contact with the FBI or any other government agency regarding this issue.”
The fact that McCain knew about the reports explains a lot about why he and Lindsey Graham have been oh so delicately suggesting that “Hey, maybe we should take Russia’s attempt to influence our election seriously!” for the past few months. Because he knew about reports that Russia maybe had video of Trump watching Russian ladies pee and maybe wanted to use that as leverage against him. I cannot imagine that Lindsey Graham knew of these reports in advance, because I’m pretty sure we’d have seen him giggling like Scarlett O’Hara sitting under the oak tree if he did.