The New York Times reports:
The senior strategist for Senator John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign said on Sunday night that he had lied to discredit a New York Times article that reported on Mr. McCain’s close relationship with a female lobbyist, a claim that the candidate and the campaign attacked at considerable length at the time.
The statement from Steve Schmidt, which he published in a late-night Substack post, was a remarkable turnabout for a former senior aide who once praised Mr. McCain as “the greatest man I’ve ever known.”
“Immediately following the story’s publication, John and Cindy McCain both lied to the American people,” Mr. Schmidt wrote, adding, “Ultimately, John McCain’s lie became mine.”
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Steve Schmidt says part of the reason he now claims he lied about McCain affair was he was tired of being blamed for Sarah Palin. Called it “a burden” he carried for 15 years. https://t.co/L83nBrKDTa
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Former aide Steve Schmidt: John McCain lied to my face
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