In news from Washington, D.C., California Senator Dianne Feinstein released the transcript of a congressional interview with the founder of the research firm Fusion GPS, which was behind the dossier on the alleged collusion between President Trump’s campaign and the Russian government. The dossier was compiled by a former British spy named Christopher Steele. It alleges there was a “conspiracy of cooperation” between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. This is Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, explaining why she released the transcript.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein: “I think people are entitled to know what was said, and the lawyers also wanted it released. I see no problem with releasing it.”
Reporter: “But, Senator Feinstein, Senator Grassley says you jeopardized their ability to get certain witnesses, like Kushner. Your reaction?”
Sen. Dianne Feinstein: “Oh, I don’t think so. That’s been difficult in any event. To my knowledge, there has not been a single fact in that report that has been proven to be incorrect. But it’s really to muddy the waters and create a problem. You know, Steele brought this information in to the FBI, and it’s quite amazing that you get punished for providing information.”
President Trump’s lawyers have sued both Fusion GPS and BuzzFeed—the news outlet that first published the dossier.