A desperate John McCain has urged President Trump to meet with him, as numerous scandals about the Republican Senator threatens his future as a politician.
Earlier this year, McCain admitted that he had committed treason in an attempt to prevent Donald Trump from taking office:
The Senator revealed that he passed the fake Russian dossier claiming that Donald Trump was into “golden showers” over to the FBI in order to try and overturn his election win.
This was followed by a series of embarrassing, career-destroying scandals that has seen his future as a politician come under question. These revelations include one of McCain’s closest aides being arrested for raping children, McCain leaking national security information to Russian hackers, and McCain accusing Rand Paul of working directly for Vladimir Putin.
‘The senator from Kentucky is now working for Vladimir Putin!‘ an out-of-control McCain screamed after berating his GOP colleague for several excruciating minutes.
The Republican Senator has now asked Trump to reach out to him and other treasonous Democrats in order to “find common ground.”
“Do some outreach. Get to know some of these Democratic leaders,” he said. “You can find common ground.” McCain said he’d met Trump “some years ago” when he was a businessman, but had not met him since. McCain said he did speak “almost daily” to National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, however.
“He doesn’t seem to be that upset that he’s not talking to him,” said German Marshall Fund’s Derek Chollet, a former Obama Pentagon official. “He’s trying to run U.S. defense policy through Mattis and effectively ignore Trump.”
The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The senior Republican and vociferous Trump critic said Trump’s tweet storms had caused “a great deal of uncertainty” about who advises the president. “Who drives the tweets at 6am in the morning?” he said, speaking at the German Marshall Fund’s Brussels Forum. He also expressed concerns, as head of the Senate Armed Services Committee, about the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Moscow, and repeated his call for an independent committee to investigate such matters after House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes disclosed that he thought Trump’s communications may have been inadvertently listened to by the FBI, without sharing that with other committee members or disclosing his source. “I have significant concerns about the intelligence committee’s ability to get to the bottom of this issue,” McCain said. “We need a select committee.”
However, McCain emphasized that ongoing controversy shouldn’t prevent the president from ever meeting with Russian counterparts.
“There’s nothing wrong with meetings,” the senator said. “At the height of the Cold War, (U.S. President) Ronald Reagan and (Soviet leader) Leonid Brezhnev met.” The proponent of Trump’s defense spending boost said the Trump needed to go to the meeting with a “strong hand” including “strong and growing military capabilities.”