Why is it always Russia?

Matryoshka Doll

We have to ask ourselves "why". What is at the root of the feud between the Hon. Senator John McCain and the usurper in the White House?

At the root, it appears to be Russia, or more precisely, the Russian Mob and two things stand out. Lets take a time machine back to 2009.

2009

In 2009, Russian tax accountant Sergei Magnitsky died in a Moscow prison after investigating a $230 million fraud involving Russian tax officials. Magnitsky was accused of committing the fraud himself and detained. While in prison, Magnitsky developed gall stones, pancreatitis and calculous cholecystitis and was refused medical treatment for months. After almost a year of imprisonment, he was beaten to death while in custody. Bill Browder, a prominent American-born businessman and friend of Magnitsky, publicized the case and lobbied American officials to pass legislation sanctioning Russian individuals involved in corruption. Browder brought the case to Senators Benjamin Cardin and John McCain who proceeded to propose legislation. [ source ]

2012

3+ years after Browder brought this to the attention of Senator McCain, the legislation passed both houses with overwhelming majorities.

The Magnitsky Act  (Officially the "Russia and Moldova Jackson–Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012")  had broad bipartisan support..

House Vote on Passage:
Nov 16, 2012 11:59 a.m.
Passed 365/43

Senate Vote on Passage
Dec 6, 2012 12:10 p.m.
Bill Passed 92/4

Interesting side note: The 4 Senators voting nay were Whitehouse (D-RI), Reed (D-RI), Sanders (I-VT), Levin (D-MI). Senator Levin was the only one who made a public statement on why he was voting "nay".

Levin voted nay on the 2012 Magnitsky Act as a protest vote against the Republican-controlled House of Representatives narrowing the bill’s scope to focus solely on Russian oligarchs whereas the original bill would have applied to all human rights-abusing regimes and their respective oligarchs generally. [source]

The Russians responded by cutting a program for adoptions  and either banning or expelling American officials. The Russian response to the legislation is the only thing that the Magnitsky Act has to do wtih adoptions. It has to do with human rights violations and is primarily a vehicle for calling out Russian mobsters and punishing them by denying them the ability to move freely, and more importantly, move their money freely.

2016

That brings us to the Steele Dossier.

In November 2016, Senator McCain was attending a conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia. As he outlines in his book, "The Restless Wave", he was approached by Sir Andrew Wood, a man he did not have an aquaintance with, who requested a private meeting. McCain acquiesed and Chris Brose, a staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee, and David Kramer, a former assistant secretary of state with Russian expertise joined him in his impromptu meeting with Wood.

It was at this meeting that Sir Andrew Wood passed a copy of the dossier to Senator McCain. It contained explosive allegations, and not knowing quite what to do with it, McCain sent Kramer to London to investigate. Kramer reported that Steele was a "reputable source".  So, McCain passed the dossier on to James Comey in December 2016.

The Petty Fuhrer hated John McCain, because McCain knew the truth and it appalled him.

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