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Dianne Feinstein partially blames 'bad cold' for release of Glenn Simpson's testimony

13 January 2018, 11:23 | Randolph Howard

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The 84-year-old Feinstein, who is up for reelection in 2018, faces a primary challenge from California's progressive State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León.

"It's political rhetoric to call the dossier 'phony, '" he said. Feinstein sought to push back against that perception and to bolster the FBI's credibility.

Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein released the transcript.

Download the full PDF of the Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson's congressional interview.

Trump and others believe the controversial dossier triggered the FBI's investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. Simpson said he put the question off, but Steele later raised it again.

He faulted the company for recklessly distributing the dossier and allowing it to "fall into the hands of media devoted to breaking news on the hottest subject of the day: the Trump candidacy".

The transcript reads, "He honed in on this issue of blackmail as being a significant national security issue".

According to Senate testimony, Simpson said that Steele was concerned about candidate Trump, were he to be elected, being blackmailed by the Russians.

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It featured testimony by Glenn Simpson, head of Fusion GPS, the Washington firm that commissioned the Steele dossier. Now, Simpson of course is the founder of Fusion GPS.

A righteous act of revolutionary sisterhood by former San Francisco mayor and veteran U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein has dramatically shifted the balance on the battleground Russian-Trump collusion investigation.

When Mr Simpson declined to answer, Mr Levy said he was just trying to protect sources, adding: "Somebody has already been killed as a result of publication". Steele's work resulted in memos suggesting Russian Federation had groomed Trump as a.

Levy did not expand on that claim in the interview, nor is there any public information that would tie a specific killing to the information in the dossier. It may have been Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos, who told an Australian diplomat that Russian Federation had "political dirt" on Hillary Clinton in May 2016, according to The New York Times.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday took aim at "sneaky" Sen.

A separate Department of Justice investigation, led by special counsel Robert Mueller, is also looking into the allegations. We have a long history of that, I'm proud of that. Simpson was "encouraging the media to ask questions about whether the Federal Bureau of Investigation was, in fact, investigating these matters", but did not remember the first published article that made use of Steele's memos. In releasing the transcript, Feinstein did more than pay lip service.

More dramatically, Grassley and Sen. It's worth noting here that Feinstein says that Grassley didn't consult with her before referring Steele for investigation. Chuck Grassley first. Fox News' Laura Ingraham asked her guests on Wednesday's "The Ingraham Angle" if Feinstein indeed broke the law, and the consensus was a resounding "no".



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