Sen Feinstein Release of Fusion GPS Testimony Disgrace, Possibly Illegal

Senate Dem: 'Comity has fallen apart' on Judiciary Committee

The 312-page transcript released by Feinstein includes the words uttered by Simpson during his August interview, which was part of the Senate Judiciary Committee's investigation into alleged Russian meddling. Dianne Feinstein on Wednesday after she released testimony from the research firm behind the unverified dossier.

Trump also repeated that the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election is a "Witch Hunt" and says "Republicans should finally take control!"

Feinstein said at the time, "I wasn't consulted about this referral, nor were any of my Democratic colleagues".

He then said Feinstein, who is seeking another term, "Must have tough Primary!" Chuck Grassley, who had previously refused to release the contents of the interview.

Trump attacked Feinstein (D-Calif.) for releasing a transcript of private testimony from Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson on Tuesday - testimony from last summer that Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee have declined to release.

In a second tweet, he repeated his claim that the investigations are the "single greatest Witch Hunt" in the country's history.

"There was no collusion, everybody including the Dems knows there was no collusion, & yet on and on it goes", he wrote on Twitter.

"It's totally confounding", said a Grassley spokesman, Taylor Foy.

Papadopoulos pleaded guilty in October to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his conversations with Russian officials, and is cooperating with prosecutors led by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.

Fusion GPS, which was hired first by Republicans and later Democrats, studied various aspects of Trump's background, a typical function for opposition researchers during presidential campaigns.
Trump also claimed that Feinstein has said he did not collude with the Russian government, which Feinstein has not said.

State Senate President Kevin de León launched a primary challenge against Feinstein in October, hoping to ride that progressive anger to an upset victory in November.

That stated, the California Democrat's release of the Simpson interviews caught Republicans unexpectedly and offered explosive new particulars that each parties will look to make use of their benefit within the myriad of investigations happening on Capitol Hill surrounding the Trump campaign, Russia, the FBI, and the Department of Justice.

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