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Trump Calls Out Sen. Feinstein For Leaking Fusion GPS Transcript

13 January 2018, 04:15 | Erica Roy

Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, to release transcripts of an interview with a founder of the firm that commissioned the controversial dossier about President Donald Trump and Russian Federation.

A revelation that the Russian Federation collusion investigation was sparked by the dossier, a piece of opposition research paid for by the Clinton campaign and the DNC, would prove to be a massive scandal.

Some Republicans have been critical of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, claiming the initial Federal Bureau of Investigation probe was triggered by Mr Steele's dossier. Dianne Feinstein released a crucial set of transcripts that have become the target of a protracted battle in connection with the ongoing Russian Federation investigation. Republican Sens. Charles Grassley, Iowa, committee chair, and Lindsey Graham, S.C., also on the committee with Feinstein, have referred Simpson for criminal prosecution. Glenn Simpson, the co-founder of Fusion GPS, was interviewed by the Judiciary Committee, and recently expressed outrage that Senate Republicans are cherrypicking and leaking snippets of his testimony.

"This investigation into Mr. Simpson began as a desperate smear campaign by Mr. Trump and his allies because of Fusion GPS's connection to the so-called Trump dossier", said Josh Levy, Glenn Simpson's attorney on August 22, 2017. So yes, the release of the transcript by the committee's top Democrat, Dianne Feinstein, is in a sense kind of returned fire.

Trump and others believe the controversial dossier triggered the FBI's investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.

According to the document, Trump would have hired several prostitutes while he looked on at the same Presidential Suite at the Ritz Carlton Hotel where his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, and his wife, Michelle Obama, had stayed during a visit to Moscow. The findings eventually made their way to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He also offered to have Simpson testify publicly. When describing that meeting, Simpson said, Steele told him about the FBI's source within Trump's orbit. Readers following the story will want to review the transcript themselves.

Grassley on Tuesday lashed out against Feinstein's document dump and said that it would damage his ability to get further witnesses. The senators "hinted" conspiracy by the FBI, Hillary Clinton and Fusion GPS.

Meanwhile, there have been claims that an unnamed person was killed concerning the anti-Trump dossier, show co-host Ainsley Earhardt said, but McCarthy said that is not known for sure.

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