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.
Australia Wins The Ashes
England's tour couldn't have gone much worse, relinquishing the Ashes after just three Tests and showing little fight throughout. Broad made 31 off 32 balls with a boundary and two sixes before mistiming a sweep shot to be caught by Smith off Lyon (1-86).
White House refuses to comment on Mueller probe claims
The Los Angeles Times broke the news this morning , with a report that Ivanka exchanged pleasantries with the Russian duo. Trump also did not want Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself because he hoped Sessions could block the probe.
Donald Trump: China not helpful enough on North Korea
Bach and Chang's talks broached the question of whether the North Korean athletes would be housed in the Olympic village. Yet most observers still believe that even the toughest sanctions will not force Kim to give up his nuclear arsenal.
German citizens promised tax relief by likely coalition
The agreement calls for parliament to pass a law by the end of July allowing 1,000 family members per month to come to Germany . The leader of the SPD's more radical Berlin branch, Michael Mueller, said commitments on affordable housing were inadequate.