Sen Feinstein Release of Fusion GPS Testimony Disgrace, Possibly Illegal

Pauline Gross
January 11, 2018

As reported last night, the file has been central to these investigations, with Democrats claiming it to be a roadmap to alleged collusion and corruption by Trump whereas Republicans and Trump's inner circle insisting that it is filled with unverified claims that the FBI may have used to improperly to secure a warrant to spy on Trump's campaign and transition. "Must have tough Primary!"

Feinstein on Tuesday released transcript from the Senate Judiciary Committee's August interview with Glenn Simpson, of Fusion GPS.

President Trump tweeted on Wednesday, "The fact that Sneaky Dianne Feinstein, who has on numerous occasions stated that collusion between Trump/Russia has not been found, would release testimony in such an underhanded and possibly illegal way, totally without authorization, is a disgrace".

It was unclear what Trump meant by saying that Republicans should take control.

Simpson's political intelligence firm commissioned a dossier into Trump's Russian Federation ties, and Republicans have used Simpson as a cudgel against the probe into the White House, saying that it helped spur the investigation and should be discredited.

Last fall, Feinstein, 84, announced her decision to seek a sixth Senate term this year.

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President Trump slammed Sen. Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyGrassley blasts Democrats over unwillingness to probe Clinton GOP and Dems bitterly divided by immigration Thanks to the farm lobby, the U.S. is stuck with a broken ethanol policy MORE (R-Iowa), who wanted to wait before releasing the transcript.

Trump has dismissed the information contained in the dossier, which was handed over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation by former MI6 agent Christopher Steele in September 2016.

On Monday, Democratic Sens. Chuck Grassley, the committee's chairman, calling on him to release the transcript of the committee's interview with Simpson, but Grassley refused to do so. He asserted that releasing the transcript might have been illegal, but gave no reason or law Feinstein might have violated.

The president added, "The single greatest Witch Hunt in American history continues".

"There was no collusion, everybody including the Dems knows there was no collusion, & yet on and on it goes. Republicans should finally take control!"

Trump frequently rails against the Russian Federation investigation, of which he's a subject of scrutiny.

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