Intel Committee issues subpoena to McCain associate over Trump dossier

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The House Intelligence Committee issued a subpoena Wednesday for a former State Department official with connections to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who reportedly knows the sources of the salacious Fusion GPS dossier which was compiled for use against President Donald Trump.

The subpoena was issued by committee chairman Devin Nunes to David Kramer, a senior fellow at the McCain Institute for International Leadership, seeking to obtain the names of the sources of the dossier.

In November 2016, Kramer visited Christoper Steele–the former British spy who authored the dossier–in London where he reportedly obtained a copy of the dossier, which was intended for McCain, the committee confirmed to Fox News.

McCain provided the dossier to former FBI Director James Comey in January, although Steele had already made it available to the agency.

The subpoena was issued in response to Kramer’s testimony in a Dec. 19 hearing before the House committee in which he admitted to legislators that he knew the names of sources connected to the dossier, but refused to provide them.

The subpoena requires Kramer to appear again before the committee on Jan. 11, 2018.

Trump criticized the dossier in a Tuesday tweet, calling the document “a pile of garbage” used by the FBI as “the basis for going after the Trump Campaign.”

The FBI has not repudiated the dossier, but has admitted that the central charges it alleges are unsubstantiated.

The dossier was compiled by Steele after he was hired by Fusion GPS–an opposition research firm that received funding from the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

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