Something seems to be shifting within the Republican-led Congress. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) basically told Donald Trump to decide what he wants. Sen. Lindsey Graham said he was tired of passing the buck on military spending, so he was voting no on a temporary budget. Now, the House Intelligence Committee has done something unexpected.
Glenn Simpson founded the private intelligence firm Fusion GPS. Conservatives hired the firm to get background information of Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign. After Trump became the Republican candidate, the Hillary Clinton campaign hired the firm.
Then, Fusion hired former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, who put together the dossier on Donald Trump and Russia. The information in the dossier has not been verified, but sources say that it corresponds with facts identified in the Russiagate investigation.
The House Intelligence Committee called Simpson before it to testify in a closed-door session as part of its investigation into Russiagate. Both Simpson and his partner, Peter Fritsch, asked the members of Congress to make the testimony public. Since he testified, both men have been relentlessly attacked by Trump supporters.
The committee just decided to release the transcript of Simpson’s testimony to the public.
The ranking Senate Judiciary Committee member, Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), released her committee’s transcript last week. She had been asking the committee chair, Chuck Grassley (R-IA), to do so. Finally, she just released them herself. As a result, Trump called her “sneaky Dianne,” which was ridiculous, given her stature in the Senate and as former mayor of San Francisco.
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