Sen. McCain has been betraying the Republican Party for the past year by desperately trying to take down the president and it has just come back to bite him in a huge way…
According to The Daily Caller, McCain was hit with bad news when lawyers for a Russian tech executive suing BuzzFeed for publishing the Steele dossier exposed that an associate of the Arizona senator, as well as two major news outlets are resisting subpoenas seeking their depositions for the case.
Lawyers for the executive Aleksej Gubarev revealed this earlier this weel and they claimed that David Kramer, an ex-State Department official and McCain associate, “has been seemingly avoiding service” of a deposition subpoena for weeks.
The New York Times and Wall Street Journal were the networks that were named as the two media outlets that are challenging deposition subpoenas they have been served as part of the case.
Gubarev’s lawyers are mking an attepmt to find out who’s the one that gave BuzzFeed the infamous dossier, which was published to much controversy on Jan. 10. The dossier was written by former British spy Christopher Steele, and according to what stands in in it, Gubarev and his companies, XBT Holdings and Webzilla, used spam, viruses and porn bots to hack into DNC computer systems, all of which was strongly denied by him.
According to Gubarnev’s lawyers, identifying BuzzFeed’s source could shed light on whether the news outlet was warned that the dossier might be fake. Publishing it regardless of such warnings would show “reckless of whether what they published is true or false”.
Buzzfeed has did not have a change of heart for publishing the dossier, which was paid for by the Clinton campaign and the DNC. The publication has rejected to identify its dossier source on the grounds that it would violate its First Amendment protections as a news-gathering organization, regardless of the demands from Gubarnev’s lawyers for them to do so.
The lawyers have also issued deposition subpoenas to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Mother Jones Magazine, CNN and Yahoo! News, and to William F.B. O’Reilly as well, a Republican consultant and Newsday columnist who wrote about BuzzFeed’s decision to publish the dossier.
McCain has already rejected giving a copy of the subpoena to Buzzfeed. According to Gubarnev’s attorneys, even though the depositions for the news outlets are supposed to occur in November, The Journal and The Times have “showed an intent to fight the deposition subpoenas” by saying they are protected as journalists from discussing the issue.
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