Maverick GOP Senator John McCain joined the mainstream media and liberal legislators on Friday, blasting the recently released FISA memo and baselessly claiming President Trump and his GOP colleagues were “serving Putin’s” interest.
The Senator released the official statement on his website within hours of the document’s disclosure, saying the “latest attacks on the FBI and Department of Justice” do little to advance the intelligence community as they struggle to defend against Putin’s “cyberattacks.”
“In 2016, the Russian government engaged in an elaborate plot to interfere in an American election and undermine our democracy,” he writes. “Putin’s regime launched cyberattacks and spread disinformation with the goal of sowing chaos and weakening faith in our institutions.”
“The latest attacks on the FBI and Department of Justice serve no American interests – no party’s, no president’s, only Putin’s,” he added. “The American people deserve to know all of the facts surrounding Russia’s ongoing efforts to subvert our democracy, which is why Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation must proceed unimpeded.”
Read the Senator’s full statement here.