United States senator releases transcript of interview with Trump dossier firm co-founder

United States senator releases transcript of interview with Trump dossier firm co-founder

Fusion GPS was the firm paid by Democrats to compile the dossier alleging ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

In a tweet, Trump referred to the the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee as "sneaky" and stated her release of the more than 300-pages of interviews between Glenn Simpson and Judiciary Committee lawmakers and attorneys was "possibly illegal".

Defending the release of the transcript on Tuesday, Feinstein said it was necessary in order to combat false information circulating about the Simpson interview.

Trump added that the USA should instead accept more immigrants from countries such as Norway, whose prime minister he had met the previous day.

But if Simpson is telling the truth in only two central contentions - that the FBI investigation predated Steele's work, and that Steele was concerned about the FBI's lean to Trump, rather than to Clinton - then his testimony unravels what was already a conspiracy theory of enormous proportions. Feinstein for her courage.

During an immigration-focused meeting at the White House on Tuesday, she suggested that Congress could pass the "Dream Act" alone, providing a path to citizenship for children covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program - set to expire in March. The bureau launched its investigation into the Trump campaign in late July, according to former FBI director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyTrump: Dershowitz interview on "witch hunt" a "must watch" Comey after Trump tweet: FBI is honest, strong, independent Former ethics director: Trump's tweet on Flynn would have ended past administrations MORE. Republicans and Democrats have tangled in recent weeks over the origins of the dossier, which was funded in part by Trump's political opponents, and how the FBI and other agencies may have used it in their investigations. Dianne Feinstein of California.

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Mr Simpson has denied that the dossier prompted the FBI's initial investigations.

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". In the op-ed, they called for the transcripts of Simpson's congressional testimony to be released.

The material wasn't classified, and Feinstein said Wednesday that she didn't do anything illegal.

"My understanding was that they believed Chris at this point - that they believed Chris might be credible because they had other intelligence that indicated the same thing and one of those pieces of intelligence was a human source from inside the Trump organization", Simpson said.

While Simpson has accused conservative lawmakers of acting in bad faith, Republicans have accused Steele, while working for Fusion GPS, of misleading the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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

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