THE US politician who handed the Russian dossier on Donald Trump to the FBI has insisted he did ‘what any citizen would do’.
Veteran Senator John McCain, a fierce critic and bitter enemy of the President-elect, admitted he had no idea if the contents of the explosive document were true.
But he said he was so concerned about the information contained within the 35-page dossier, which included allegations that Mr Trump had hired prostitutes in Moscow, that he passed the information onto the FBI.
He told CNN: “I did what any citizen should do. I received sensitive information and handed it to the FBI.
“I don’t know if it is credible or not but the information I thought deserved to be delivered to the FBI, the appropriate agency of government.
“It doesn’t trouble me because I don’t know if it is accurate or not. I have no way of corroborating that.
“The individual gave me the information. I looked at it. After receiving that information I took it to the FBI.”
Mr McCain, who ran for the White House as the Republican candidate in 2008, said he had since found out the FBI had already been made aware of the information in the dossier.
He said: “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.”
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