Trump calls on Republicans to 'finally take control' of the Russian Federation investigation

3 new revelations from the Glenn Simpson testimony

Feinstein releases Senate testimony from co-founder of research firm behind notorious Trump dossier

Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham referred Christopher Steele, the author of the Trump-Russia dossier, to the Department of Justice for possible criminal charges.

"Chris said he was very concerned about whether this represented a national security threat and said he wanted to - he said he thought we were obligated to tell someone in government, in our government about this information", Simpson said.

But according to Simpson's testimony, Steele thought the Federal Bureau of Investigation would deem his claims credible because its person inside the campaign would corroborate them. "And when you look at Glenn Simpson's testimony, it's clear that that could not be farther from the truth".

Mr Simpson said that the relative transparency of the UK's financial system had helped their investigation into Mr Trump, who has repeatedly refused to...

"The fact that Sneaky Dianne Feinstein, who has on numerous occasions stated that collusion between Trump/Russia has not been found, would release testimony in such an underhanded and possibly illegal way, totally without authorization, is a disgrace", Trump tweeted Wednesday morning.

Hemingway did provide some insight as to why Feinstein may have leaked the closed-door transcript without committee approval. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa.

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Defending the release of the transcript on Tuesday, Feinstein said it was necessary in order to combat false information circulating about the Simpson interview. That decision marks the most serious break yet in the once cooperative relationship she has had with the Republican chairman of the committee, Sen.

Republicans have been trying to undermine the credibility of the document, saying Hillary Clinton's campaign partially funded the document to discredit Trump.

Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, said in an October interview with CBS that it remained an "open question" whether there was any collusion, and that "the proof will likely come with Mr. Mueller's investigation". "Feinstein did the smart thing, which is just throw the whole transcript out there and let people see it". "The only way to set the record straight is to make the transcript public".

Republican Sens. David Perdue of Georgia and Tom Cotton of Arkansas, both close allies of Trump, said in a statement that they did "not recall" Trump making the remark during the Thursday meeting.

Feinstein also sits on the Senate intelligence committee, which is conducting its own investigation into the Russian interference and whether Trump's campaign was in any way involved.

By now we're all familiar with the "Steele dossier", a raw - in every way - report from a British spy who was engaged by an opposition research firm called Fusion GPS. The New York Times, January 6, reported that this "request infuriated Democrats and raised the stakes in the partisan battle over the investigations into Mr. Trump, his campaign team [,] and Russian Federation". In the op-ed, they called for the transcripts of Simpson's congressional testimony to be released.

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