Published: Wed, January 10, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Warner pledges bipartisanship on Russian Federation probe amid Judiciary feud

Warner pledges bipartisanship on Russian Federation probe amid Judiciary feud

"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", Trump tweeted on Wednesday morning, adding that he's like to see her face a primary challenge in 2018.

The epithet immediately raised eyebrows.

Trump attacked Feinstein, D-Calif., for releasing a transcript of private testimony from Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson on Tuesday - testimony from last summer that Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee have declined to release. The transcript detailed the conversation between congressional investigators and Glenn Simpson, founder of the research firm that commissioned the famous dossier on Trump and Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Trump's statement follows lawsuits filed by his personal lawyer against BuzzFeed over the publication of the dossier and against Fusion GPS, the intelligence firm behind the infamous document. Although it contained no bombshells, Simpson's testimony indicates that Steele so troubled by what he found that he contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation to alert them to what he considered a possible crime.

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But Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, released the 312-page transcript, the latest sign of a deepening partisan divide over the investigations.

Grassley, the Iowa Republican who leads Senate oversight of the Justice Department, was responding to a tweet from Trump where the President called on his party to "take control" of the probe into potential coordination between his associates and Russian Federation, insisting it is the "single greatest" witch hunt in United States history. Shortly after, Feinstein released the transcript. Chuck Grassley, who chairs the Judiciary Committee, said Ms. Feinstein's actions were "confounding". Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham referred Christopher Steele, the author of the Trump-Russia dossier, to the Department of Justice for possible criminal charges. Two months later, at the FBI's request, Steele gave a more in-depth briefing to bureau officials at a meeting in Rome.

He did not identify the source.

The investigation led by special prosecutor Robert S. Mueller III has so far led to a guilty plea from Trump former national security adviser Michael Flynn and charges against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

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