Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California surreptitiously released congressional transcripts of the closed-door interview with Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson. Her move only promotes leftist conspiracy theories of collusion.
But President Donald Trump thinks her move was “possibly illegal,” raising questions about whether she should face criminal charges for independently releasing some of the transcripts of Simpson’s testimony.
Trump unloaded on Feinstein for unilaterally sending out the transcripts, which conveniently redacted information her office deemed inappropriate for everyone to see, with many demanding to know why she didn’t release the entire unredacted transcript if she truly wanted transparency.
The president blasted the liberal on Twitter, suggesting she likely broke the law in doing so.
The fact that Sneaky Dianne Feinstein, who has on numerous occasions stated that collusion between Trump/Russia has not been found, would release testimony in such an underhanded and possibly illegal way, totally without authorization, is a disgrace. Must have tough Primary!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 10, 2018
Simpson’s transcript is important because it provides some of his answers to Congress about the discredited dossier.
Simpson and his firm, Fusion GPS, hired Christopher Steele, a former British spy, to compile the dossier which made numerous unverified claims suggesting that Trump colluded with the Russians during the 2016 presidential election.
Despite multiple investigations looking into the claim for nearly a year, there has been zero evidence to support such an erroneous and salacious claim.
More importantly, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign and the Democratic National Committee paid nearly $9 million for the dossier, meaning opposition research paid for by Democrats was been used to launch the Russia investigation into Trump.
Feinstein released the redacted transcripts without notifying the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, and he is not pleased about it.
“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,” said Taylor Foy, a spokesperson for Grassley’s office.
The dossier being used to launch the Russia investigation is arguably one of the biggest scandals in modern political history.
And if Feinstein broke the law by releasing some of Simpson’s transcripts, she should be held accountable for her criminal actions.