In a recent interview, John McCain, a six term senator, said that the Comey leaks are approaching “Watergate size and scale,” in an evening interview with CBS News contributor Bob Schieffer.
Senator McCain: “About the only thing I can say is I think we’ve seen this movie before. I think it’s reaching the point where it’s of Watergate size and scale, and a couple of other scandals that you and I have seen. It’s a centipede, that the shoe continues to drop.”
Senator McCain: “And every couple of days there’s a new aspect of this really unhappy situation. My friends, none of us, no matter what are political leanings are, no matter how we feel about Trump, feel this is not good for America. We’ve got a crowded agenda.”
Senator McCain: “We’ve got particularly speaking as a Republican, we have to do a reform of Obamacare and replacement. We have to work on the tax reform, we have a number of agenda items, and I have to honestly speak the truth to my Republican friends. I don’t see how you can say that just the confirmation of Judge Gorsich is enough of a record for us to stand before the American people in 2018.”
All of this comes in the wake of Democrats calling for Trump’s impeachment—and what’s worse, is that many Republicans in name only are starting to abandon Trump in his quest to make America great again.
These rumblings of both Democrats and Republicans are only exacerbated by the Washington Post and other mainstream outlets pushing the “Trump is a Russian spy,” narrative, despite it being debunked numerous times.
“The Post reported that Trump shared information with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador to the U.S. last week — information obtained by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing agreement and that was so sensitive it was withheld from U.S. allies and restricted within the U.S. government.”
“The report was immediately dismissed as false by senior administration officials. Even in the article itself, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster — who was in the meeting — told the Post nothing was shared that was not known already publicly known.”
“ ‘At no time were any intelligence sources or methods discussed and no military operations were disclosed that were not already known publicly,’ McMaster said, later calling the story ‘false.’ ”
“ ‘This story is false. The president only discussed the common threats that both countries faced,’ added Dina Powell, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy, who also attended the meeting in question.”
Despite several high-ranking government officials clearly denying the link between Trump and Russia and despite Comey saying three times that Trump was not under investigation, some “Republicans,” such as Paul Ryan and Senator McCain seem intent on smearing Trump’s reputation.
Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, even said through a spokesman that he would be demanding a “full explanation,” from the White House regarding the Comey leaks. Ironically enough, this was said in the same meeting that two top NSA officials said the Washington Post’s account was false.