According to Republican Senator John McCain, it isn’t Islamic State that poses the greatest threat to America, but rather Russia.
“I think ISIS can do terrible things … but it’s the Russians who are trying, who tried to destroy the very fundamental of democracy and that is to change the outcome of an American election,” McCain said.
In an interview with ABC News Monday, the former presidential candidate heavily criticized President Trump, as well as Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and adviser. McCain accused Kushner of inappropriately trying to set up communications with the Russians, saying “I don’t think it is standard procedure prior to the inauguration of a president of the United States by someone who is not in an appointed position.”
The Daily Caller reports:
The interview then shifted to the recent coverage of Jared Kushner, Trump’s Son-in-law and top White House adviser. When asked about the back channels Kushner was trying to set up with the Russians, McCain did not agree with members of the Trump administration that this was standard protocol.
Despite heavy criticism of President Trump, McCain did praise his national security team and laid part of the blame for problems abroad on the Obama administration.
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McCain also accused Russia of attempting to interfere in the recent elections in France, adding that Vladimir Putin had also ‘dismembered Ukraine,’ despite the European Union playing a key role in destroying the democratically elected government in the former Soviet country.