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Feinstein Denies Prior Statement She Was 'Pressured' to Release Private Testimony

13 Enero 2018, 04:18 | Crisanna Felipe

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a state awards ceremony for military personnel who served in Syria at the Kremlin in Moscow Russia

The document release was the latest in a series of bipartisan actions by members of the committee after Sen.

Hampered early on by partisan disagreement about the scope of its investigation, the committee has interviewed top witnesses including Donald Trump Jr and has taken a particular focus on the firing of James Comey. Dianne Feinstein released the Senate testimony of Glenn Simpson - the owner of Fusion GPS, which produced the controversial "dossier" on Donald Trump - the president was furious.

Two Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are pushing Sen.

Trump added on Wednesday that "the single greatest Witch Hunt in American history continues", referring to the Russian Federation investigation.

The dossier includes a number of salacious claims about the Trump campaign's ties to Russian officials, including allegations about Mr Cohen that have not been verified. At that time, she replied that she had not.

White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders declined to comment on the release of the Simpson testimony saying she had not yet had any conversations about the transcripts with the president. Asked if that meant Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner was no longer of interest to the committee, Grassley said, "no, not at all".

The testimony contained numerous revelations about Fusion GPS, its work and its investigation into Trump. Dianne Feinstein made the right decision to release testimony of Glenn Simpson, head of the research firm behind the dossier, but said such partisan acts emphasize the need for the special counsel's case.

Trump has dismissed the information contained in the dossier, which was handed over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation by former MI6 agent Christopher Steele in September 2016.

Feinstein's decision came after a tense back-and-forth between Republicans and Democrats over what to do with the transcript of Simpson's interview, which he provided on August 22.

"Yes, but I'm not going to get into sourcing information", Simpson said.

A separate investigation by the House Intelligence Committee led by chairman Devin Nunes is trying to establish whether opposition research from Fusion GPS on Trump formed the basis of the FBI's investigation into allegations that Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation. That, more than releasing the transcript, is what will prevent others from being interviewed by Grassley's committee.

During the part of the meeting open to news cameras, Trump appeared to agree with the California Democrat on making a deal on the DACA, or "dreamers", program without other requirements that he and congressional Republicans have sought, including money to build a wall on the Mexican border.



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