McCain assign, the Fifth trumpet dossier questions

David Kramer greets Sen. Tim Kaine at the Halifax International Security Forum in November 2016.

(Halifax International Security Forum)

A former State Department official and employee of Sen. John McCain, his Fifth called has Amendment right not to testify, in connection with questions from the House Intelligence Committee on the anti-Trump dossier to Russian sources, according to a law enforcement source.

David J. Kramer, who was a key player as the unaudited Trump dossier made its way to the FBI by the end of 2016, testified before the Committee in December in a closed-door meeting, indicating that he has information about the dossier sources. A summons was issued for mid-January, as first reported by The Washington Examiner.

The law enforcement source confirmed, however, that Kramer is not displayed and exercised his Fifth Amendment rights.

However, Kramer gave a Video deposition in December of last year, in separate civil proceedings against the BuzzFeed of the dossier and its contact with the former British spy, who compiled it, Christopher Steele. Steele was set up by the opposition research-to write company Fusion-GPS and research, the dossier, with funding from the democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign.

According to British court documents by Fox News as part of its ongoing investigation into the trump dossier, Kramer was personally at the end of November 2016, informed by Steele in Surrey, England. After this briefing, Steele said the British court, that an arrangement was made so that the Fusion of GPS co-founded by Glenn Simpson – hard copies of the documents to McCain about Kramer. Shortly after the dossier was the FBI, which already has its own copy of Steele.

Kramer greets Senator John McCain at the Halifax International Security Forum.

(Halifax International Security Forum)

Steele refused to testify before Congress. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S. C., have sent a criminal referral to the justice Department on the question to examine, whether Steele’s song about the dossier, the distribution of and its medial contact.

Fox News has repeatedly reached Kramer, and this week introduced four questions to Kramer Florida attorney Marcos Jimenez, who dealt with a libel, the Russian technology oligarchs against BuzzFeed for the release of the dirty dossier in January 2017. Fox News asked why Kramer didn’t take the Fifth, why is it you don’t want to more cooperation with the Committee, why the BuzzFeed-deposition is under seal; and whether Kramer contributed to BuzzFeed the document.

David Kramer in November

(Fox News/Pamela Browne)

There is no immediate reaction from Kramer’s lawyer gave an E-Mail and phone message seeking comment.

The next hearing in terms of Kramer’s deposition in the BuzzFeed libel suit, and whether it should be publicly accessible, for Feb. 27.

After January, on civil procedure, in the case of “Gubarev, et al, v. Buzzfeed, et al,” Kramer’s lawyer wants “his whole Deposit, as attorney eyes only confidential.”

Attorney Evan Fray Witzer, the Russian business man, thinks they should be public and not under a protective order. “We do not believe that it is confidential. No one speaks of any kind of business secrets, any type of information, one would normally think of as protected,” he said.

Fox News reported in December on the dossier handover.

A spokesman for the House Intelligence Committee, had no comment.

Catherine Herridge is an award-winning chief Intelligence correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC) based in Washington, DC she covers intelligence, the justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security. Herridge joined FNC in 1996 as the London correspondent.

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