Meghan McCain On Mueller Probe: Fact That Trump Tower Meeting Took Place was 'Disconcerting Enough'

The daughter of the late Senator John McCain has said Silicon Valley must stop allowing Russian propaganda to proliferate in the U.S. given the role it played in the last election.

The View co-host Meghan McCain was speaking in London at the U.K. Parliament's House of Commons at an event marking her father's role in championing the Magnitsky Act. The legislation passed by Congress in 2012 sanctions Russians linked to the death in custody of the corruption-busting lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.

McCain told the event organized by the Henry Jackson Society how some elements of the media "have been gaslighting the idea of normalizing Putin and his regime."

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Meghan McCain is pictured during a SiriusXM event on February 5, 2018 in New York City. She received an award in London on November 15 in honor of her late father, Senator John McCain. Cindy Ord/Getty Images

"I also think Silicon Valley has to start playing a role in all the Russian bots. I personally think they have a lot of things to answer for because...it had some impact on my election.

"It is very, very effective what the Russians are doing in terms of cyber security and getting out their mass propaganda," she said.

Friday marked the ninth anniversary of the death of Magnitsky and the legislation that bears his name has since been adopted in the U.K, Canada and the Baltic states.

The Kremlin retaliated against it by stopping Americans adopting Russian children, a subject that was allegedly raised at the Trump Tower meeting between the president's son and a Russian delegation in July 2016. This is an aspect of the inquiry by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into alleged collusion by Moscow into the U.S. election.

McCain told Newsweek that the fact the meeting took place was concerning enough and that "everyone's curious to know what Mueller ultimately finds out."

"I try to talk about it in ways that are really accessible to people, meaning if I were working for my father and his campaign which I did and a Russian spy wanted to come talk to me, I would think that was insane, I would never have done it, I would never have taken it.

"Just the fact that that meeting took place I think is disconcerting enough."

Later, she received an award of behalf of her father at the Sergei Magnitsky Human Rights Awards. Another recipient was the imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov who went on hunger strike this year, demanding the release of all Ukrainian political prisoners held in Russia.

McCain said that the media had a responsibility to continue its pressure on Putin.

She told Newsweek: "I just hope we stop normalizing Putin which seems to be happening across the board in a lot of different areas...Working in the media and as a conservative, it's weird to feel like our voices are becoming smaller and smaller and the opposition is becoming louder and louder.

"It's really one of the the things that scared me the most about my Dad passing, emotions aside, just as a daughter, but definitely everything to do with Putin and his expansion into the west is the most fearful of any global issue that I have, other than terrorism," she said.

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