Trump slams 'Sneaky Dianne Feinstein' for releasing Fusion founder's testimony

Carla Harmon
January 13, 2018

A day earlier, Feinstein, who faces a primary challenge in her re-election this year, released the transcript of the Senate Judiciary Committee's closed-door August interview with an official from the political opposition research firm Fusion GPS, which commissioned the dossier. Dianne Feinstein "sneaky" in a Twitter attack Wednesday morning and urged Republicans to "take control" of the sprawling investigation into his administration and campaign and potential collusion with Russian Federation.

"In a statement accompanying the release of the Simpson transcript Tuesday, Feinstein said 'the American people deserve the opportunity to see what (Simpson) said (about the dossier) and judge for themselves, '" reports the SacBee.

"After speaking with majority and minority committee staff for 10 hours, Glenn Simpson requested the transcript of his interview be released publicly". Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), previously told the Times that Simpson was "uncooperative" during his interview, although the transcript is full of a number of potentially explosive details.

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. Wisenberg did note that the Simpson is a private citizen, so that's probably why he said she "possibly" violated the law. Kevin de L-on, the California state Senate president, is challenging her from the left - charging that Feinstein hasn't been aggressive enough against Trump.

"We all need to stop pretending that there are no consequences when the most powerful person in the world espouses racist views and gives a wink and a nod to the darkest elements in our society", she added.

Several GOP-led committees are now investigating whether the dossier formed the basis for the FBI's initial investigations.

"The innuendo and misinformation circulating about the transcript are part of a deeply troubling effort to undermine the investigation into potential collusion and obstruction of justice", she said in a statement, referring to allegations of ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

STV reported that Simpson said that being able to call upon public records and information were vital to his investigation.

On January 4, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Charles E. Grassley and Senator Lindsey Graham criminally referred Steele to Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein and Federal Bureau of Investigation director Christopher Wray for giving false statements "regarding his distribution of information contained in the dossier".

He said: "He has golf courses in Scotland and Ireland and one of the facets of United Kingdom company law is that private companies have to file public financial statements".

Last week, Grassley and fellow Republican Sen. The findings eventually made their way to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In the op-ed, they called for the transcripts of Simpson's congressional testimony to be released. "Republicans should finally take control!" he wrote.

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