Senator Dianne Feinstein, to Trump’s dismay, has released the full transcript of Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson’s congressional testimony regarding the extensive dossier on President Donald Trump and Russia.
Simpson said that when the FBI spoke with Christopher Steele, they “believed Chris’s information might be credible because they had other intelligence that indicated the same thing, and one of those pieces of intelligence was a human source from inside the Trump organization.”
That source has been speculated to be George Papadapoulos, who triggered the Trump-Russia investigation when he became intoxicated and said a little too much to Australian diplomat Alexander Downer regarding the idea that Russia had damning intelligence on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Since the theory that the dossier was the catalyst for spurring the FBI’s investigation has been debunked, President Trump resorted to his usual defense – insulting people:
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
Releasing the testimony was not illegal, by any means. In fact, Simpson actually called for . the public release of his testimony; and Trump is notorious for attacking a source when the time comes that he can no longer deny or elude questions and facts. Glenn Simpson, who is not a federal employee, was under no obligation of secrecy – and these are all facts that Donald Trump would not dare to mention.
In essence, there was absolutely nothing sneaky with respect to what Dianne Feinstein released. However, President Trump and the Republicans are very upset that she did it, and because Trump saw it as a “disloyal” act, he did what he does best – which is bully Feinstein on Twitter.
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