The leak of the Trump dossier, which was reportedly funded by the Clinton campaign, to Buzzfeed was done by a close associate to John McCain in an attempt to prevent the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
The Daily Caller reports that a recently resurfaced NPR interview provides evidence that the leak by David Kramer a former State Department official and close friend of the late-McCain leaked the dossier in hopes of preventing Trump from being inaugurated.
NPR later conducted a 2019 interview with Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, the duo responsible for hiring Steele on behalf of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.
The interview uncovers a revelation regarding the timing of the leaked dossier. According to Simpson and Fritsch, the Steele Dossier was leaked to Buzzfeed News in the hopes that it would “thwart” Trump’s upcoming inauguration.
When asked if it was “ironic” that the leak was from a McCain associate they stated:
“Do you find it ironic that it was an aide of John McCain’s who made the dossier public in the hopes of preventing Donald Trump from actually getting inaugurated?” Gross asked. “And it’s Lindsey Graham, one of McCain’s closest friends, who has been one of the leaders trying to question the Mueller report, trying to question the research that you did and supporting Donald Trump?”
“I think it’s ironic,” Simpson responded. “I think it’s hypocritical. And I think it’s depressing that a lot of people who know better are now standing up for Donald Trump. So yes, I think – you know, the Republicans paid for the first half of our investigation, and now they’re claiming it was all a Democratic hoax. It doesn’t make sense.”
The dossier has been proven to be false with much of the evidence made up or manufactured. The attempts by the establishment to stop Trump were real, and it appears party lines did not matter.