Democratic senator releases Fusion GPS testimony in Russian Federation probe

Mueller who is leading the Russia investigation. Credit Doug Mills  The New York Times

The man behind a controversial dossier of information about then-candidate Donald Trump claimed the FBI had a source inside Mr Trump's network during their investigation of his campaign, a newly released transcript has shown.

"He thought from his perspective there was. a security issue about whether a presidential candidate was being blackmailed".

Simpson's testimony, however, was not accurate, according to a person close to Fusion.

Mr Papadopoulos drunkenly told an Australian diplomat during the campaign that Russian Federation had dirt on Hillary Clinton, according to the New York Times.

Simpson's testimony was given to the Senate Judiciary Committee in August. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, who had argued the committee needed to temporarily protect certain information while an investigation was ongoing.

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Democrats on the committee said they were not consulted ahead of the Republicans' referral to the Department of Justice. "Her action undermines the integrity of the committee's oversight work and jeopardizes its ability to secure candid voluntary testimony relating to the independent recollections of future witnesses".

Republicans in Congress have claimed that Steele's unverified dossier led the FBI to open its investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible coordination with the Trump campaign.

In the testimony, Simpson said the Steele dossier was taken seriously by the FBI because it corroborated reports the bureau had received from other sources.

Citing Republicans' attempt to discredit the dossier, Simpson had called for the release of the closed-door interviews he has done as part of congressional Russian Federation investigations, including his interview with the Judiciary committee. "The American people deserve the opportunity to see what he said and judge for themselves", Feinstein said in a statement.

Feinstein said she released the transcript to set the record straight.

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Last week, Fusion GPS also demanded that Grassley release the transcript. "Feinstein for her courage".

Senate judiciary committee chairman Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham said they had passed a classified memorandum to the DoJ relating to communications between Mr Steele and "multiple United States news outlets".

After Democrats began paying for the research, Fusion GPS hired Christopher Steele, a former senior officer with Britain's intelligence service, MI6, to gather intelligence about any ties between the Kremlin and Trump and his associates.

Simpson of Fusion GPS, took place last summer and was expected to shed light on the origins of the firm's work, its concerns about the Trump campaign's activities, and what the F.B.I. may have done with the information. In that piece, the pair criticized the Republican Party lawmakers for leaking choice parts of their testimony and asked for the full interview transcript to be released.

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