...RELEASES TRANSCRIPT OF INTERVIEW WITH DOSSIER FIRM
Yesterday President Trump lashed out at Dianne Feinstein, the Democratic senator from the state of California.
Just one day earlier, she committed what is best described as an act of political arson and in a move that she did it in the sneakiest way possible.
In one swift motion, she undermined a year’s worth of work in the Russia investigation, betrayed her fellow members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and stabbed the president in the back. All to score cheap political points.
She released the full 312-page transcript of the committee’s closed-door interview with Glenn Simpson, the co-founder of Fusion GPS, the Hillary Clinton-linked firm behind the infamous, scandalous, salacious and unproven Trump dossier.
Feinstein did it without the permission of the full committee, in essence taking any semblance of bipartisanship and tossing it out the window.
And she did it just moments before a very public meeting with the president to discuss immigration.
Trump was of course completely unaware of this stunning betrayal of confidence and was publicly polite to her, discussing immigration in good faith as cameras rolled.
Viewers at home, watching the meeting on live TV, knew what had happened.
They knew the president was talking to someone who had only moments earlier tossed a political Molotov cocktail at the White House.
But Trump didn’t.
That led to his tweet the next day calling out “Sneaky Dianne Feinstein.”
Donald J. Trump
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!
Trump wasn’t alone in blasting the move.
A spokesman for Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who has been working hard to run an impartial investigation despite the highly partisan circus surrounding it, slammed the California Democrat’s move as “confounding.”
Spokesman Taylor Foy said in a statement other witnesses may now be less willing to testify knowing that Feinstein could release their comments on her own and without any discussion or permission from the rest of the committee.
“Her action undermines the integrity of the committee’s oversight work and jeopardizes its ability to secure candid voluntary testimony,” Taylor Foy, said.
But maybe that’s her goal.
That could be the surest sign yet that the investigation is coming up empty and the left is desperate to change tactics to muddy the waters.
After all, when the smoke cleared, there were no bombshell discoveries in the transcript, nothing that changes what we know.
Even Simpson admits in the interview there’s no proof behind any of the disgusting allegations in the dossier.
All he could do was say he trusts Christopher Steele, the former British spy who created the document.
“Chris, as I say, has a sterling reputation as a person who doesn’t exaggerate, doesn’t make things up, doesn’t sell baloney,” Simpson told the committee.
If anything, the transcript raises new questions about collusion the other way around: Did this Clinton-funded document then get used by the Obama-controlled FBI to launch an investigation into Trump campaign during the election?
“This is an opposition research campaign document that was dressed up as an intelligence document and then potentially used as a basis to spy on Americans,” Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) told Fox News. “So, another day, another stunning development in the bias that’s working against President Trump that we have to expose and uncover in the Congress.”
With the Senate investigation now badly compromised, Americans might never get the full story, especially if witnesses now clam up as Grassley fears.
The release of the transcript broke what had more or less been a prevailing rule of secrecy around Congress’s various investigations into Russia’s efforts and the Trump campaign. Though pieces of information from witness interviews in the House and the Senate have leaked to the news media, only two complete transcripts from House Intelligence Committee interviews with Carter Page and Erik Prince had been publicly released among hundreds. cocktail wears specially for tall ladies
In a brief interview, Ms. Feinstein left open the possibility of releasing other transcripts from the committee’s investigation.
Dianne Feinstein is blaming it on her cold!!!