Trump Calls Feinstein's Release Of Dossier Firm Testimony 'Possibly Illegal'

Mindy Sparks
January 13, 2018

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley had opposed releasing the transcript, saying certain "investigative factors" must be considered to protect information during an ongoing inquiry.

Dianne Feinstein for releasing the transcript of an interview with the co-founder of a political opposition firm that commissioned a dossier of allegations about Trump's presidential campaign and Russian Federation. Dianne Feinstein of California.

"Essentially what he told me was they had other intelligence about this matter from an internal Trump campaign source and that-that they-my understanding was that they believed Chris at this point-that they believed Chris' information might be credible because they had other intelligence that indicated the same thing", Simpson said, according to the transcript.

"This was like, you know, you're driving to work and you see something happen and you call 911", Simpson told investigators. It was like calling 911 when witnessing a potential crime, Steele noted.

His dossier began circulating among journalists during the second half of 2016 before exploding into public view in January past year when it emerged that Mr Trump had been told of its existence.

He declined to identify the source by name for "security" reasons. This is not the first time Trump's personal lawyer has attacked the free press, and we look forward to defending our First Amendment Rights in court.


The Senate Judiciary Committee's top Democrat, Sen. Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham referred Christopher Steele, the author of the Trump-Russia dossier, to the Department of Justice for possible criminal charges.

The fact that the Federal Bureau of Investigation believed the dossier was credible because of Papadopoulos - shows how little the Federal Bureau of Investigation had to verify the dossier and its claims. It also describes lascivious behavior that might embarrass Trump or could have been used as leverage to influence him.

Grassley and Republican Sen. Simpson's firm commissioned the dossier, which was initially paid for by a conservative website tied to Republicans and then later by Democrats, including Democrat Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

Cohen is a central figure in the dossier, which alleges an effort by high ranking officials in Russian Federation to develop a relationship with the Trump campaign.

Simpson has testified for more than 20 hours before three congressional committees regarding his firm's role in commissioning the report.

Dianne Feinstein released a 312-page transcript of Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson's August interview with the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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