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Published: Thu, January 11, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

READ: Transcript Of Dossier Firm's Senate Judiciary Interview Released By Feinstein

READ: Transcript Of Dossier Firm's Senate Judiciary Interview Released By Feinstein

But Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, released the 312-page transcript, the latest sign of a deepening partisan divide over the investigations.

Fusion GPS is now being investigated by the Senate Judiciary Committee for the controversial dossier it produced on then-presidential candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 elections. Feinstein said in a statement Tuesday that she released the testimony to counteract "innuendo and misinformation" about the co-founder's testimony.

Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee had resisted making Glenn Simpson's lengthy testimony from August public, claiming it would interfere with multiple congressional investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign. "Must have tough Primary!"

Trump lashed out at Feinstein, the senior Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Wednesday morning, after she unilaterally released a transcript of testimony from the founder of the firm behind the infamous Trump dossier.

The president added, "The single greatest Witch Hunt in American history continues".

Grassley refused to release the transcripts, saying he would do so eventually, but that publication at this time would jeopardize the investigation.

"There was no collusion, everybody including the Dems knows there was no collusion, & yet on and on it goes". Her staff helped conduct the interview with Simpson. But Grassley said Wednesday that he has a long history of oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and this was part of it.

As reported last night, the file has been central to these investigations, with Democrats claiming it to be a roadmap to alleged collusion and corruption by Trump whereas Republicans and Trump's inner circle insisting that it is filled with unverified claims that the FBI may have used to improperly to secure a warrant to spy on Trump's campaign and transition. In addition to looking into whether members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation to tilt the election in his favor. special counsel Robert Mueller is also examining whether Trump sought to obstruct justice when he fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey last May.

Trump has often invoked Feinstein on the collusion issue. Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham referred Christopher Steele, the author of the Trump-Russia dossier, to the Department of Justice for possible criminal charges.

Feinstein faces a primary from California state Senate leader Kevin de Leon.

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