Feinstein blames 'bad cold' for handling of Fusion GPS transcript

What You Need to Know About Fusion GPS
            
             
                 tweet                
        emai

Dianne Feinstein on Tuesday publicly released the transcript of a closed-door interview Fusion GPA founder Glenn Simpson in which he described his firm's research suggesting the Russian government had interfered in the USA presidential election.

The dossier was written by a former British intelligence officer, Christopher Steele, under commission by the American political research shop Fusion GPS.

Mr Trump has derided the dossier as politically motivated, and several Republican-led committees are investigating whether it formed the basis for the FBI's initial investigation into Russian election interference.

Simpson answered questions from committee staffers for almost 10 hours, producing more than 300 pages of transcript. NPR's justice reporter Ryan Lucas has been following this and is here to tell us more. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and two of their colleagues on the committee. when he hired former United Kingdom intelligence agent Christopher Steele to dig into Trump's business contacts in Russian Federation.

While Mr. Trump's camp dismiss the dossier as malicious fiction or pure political opportunism, some elements have been corroborated. Earlier that year, the firm had been probing Trump for a conservative website funded by a GOP donor, but that client stopped paying for the work after it became clear Trump would win the GOP nomination, according to people familiar with the matter.

Glenn Simpson, co-founder of the research firm Fusion GPS, arrives on Capitol Hill in November.

The dossier contains unverified claims that Cohen and Trump had suspicious connections with Russian figures. Plus, the suits could put Cohen, who worked for the Trump Organization and now is a personal lawyer to Trump himself, in the position of proving that the dossier's allegations are false.

Fiery semitrailer crash shuts down I-65 in southern Indiana
All lanes northbound and southbound of I-65 at mile marker 43 (near the crossing of State Road 250) are now closed. Wheeles said crews were concerned that adding water could cause a reaction that could make the situation worse.

He said the research began as a general inquiry into Trump's business background, a typical function of opposition researchers during presidential campaigns, and only later focused on questions about his relations with Russian Federation. "What came back was something very different and obviously more alarming", Simpson said.

BuzzFeed spokesman Matt Mittenthal defended the publication of the dossier and added, "we look forward to defending our First Amendment rights in court". Simpson was "encouraging the media to ask questions about whether the Federal Bureau of Investigation was, in fact, investigating these matters", but did not remember the first published article that made use of Steele's memos.

The material wasn't classified, and Feinstein said Wednesday that she didn't do anything illegal. "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", the statement insists, falsely.

"The innuendo and misinformation circulating about the transcript are part of a deeply troubling effort to undermine the investigation", she said of her decision.

Feinstein had the authority to make the transcript public as the committee's top Democrat, he said.

Levy did not respond to The Daily Caller's request for comment on Tuesday. Ryan has previously expressed support for Mueller's investigation and a separate House probe. Was Fusion's oppo research in presidential elections accurate?

Related News:

  • Indian Army is prepared to deal with China-Army Chief

    Indian Army is prepared to deal with China-Army Chief

    Amid aggressive Chinese efforts to increase its influence in the region, the army chief said that India can not allow its neighbours to drift away to China.
    Aust link to US-Russia saga deepens

    Aust link to US-Russia saga deepens

    The US is yet to appoint a new ambassador to Australia, but Turnbull said that was normal, given the change in administrations. Their personal relationship has grown warmer since the embarrassing details of that phone call were leaked to the media.
    Ford adds the Edge to its ST performance lineup

    Ford adds the Edge to its ST performance lineup

    Sport mode will also allow for sharper engine braking and, perhaps most importantly, pushes out a more resonant exhaust note. The 2019 Edge ST seems to be a calculated move to get the Edge back on people's radars, and that it very much has.
  • Flu patient surge hits hospitals amid sterile fluid shortage

    Flu patient surge hits hospitals amid sterile fluid shortage

    In December , the Globe reported the number of flu cases has quadrupled from past year , and the Joplin area's total doubled. A request for similar information to Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg was not returned.

    Analyst Research and Ratings: Vipshop Holdings Limited (VIPS), Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCK)

    On Thursday, December 7 Knight David sold $256,405 worth of Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) shares were sold by Thorsen Steven L. Flowering Tree Investment Management Pte Ltd sold 4.83 million shares as the company's stock rose 10.03% with the market.
    Body of missing Silling Man found decomposing in Georgia

    Body of missing Silling Man found decomposing in Georgia

    Man was a psychology major that had been enrolled for the Fall 2017 semester but had not yet registered for Spring classes. On Jan. 2, police urged the public to help identify the victim and sorted through tips before identifying Man.
  • Rushing duo carries Bulldogs over Oklahoma in epic Rose Bowl finish

    Rushing duo carries Bulldogs over Oklahoma in epic Rose Bowl finish

    Mayfield was exceptional, especially in the first half when the Bulldogs struggled to get pressure on him. The Sooners had rolled to 31 first-half points, when it felt like they could score nearly at will.
    Thursday forecast: chances for rain, high 63; cold weather returning this weekend

    Thursday forecast: chances for rain, high 63; cold weather returning this weekend

    Saturday morning rain could mix with snow with temperatures in the upper-30s, the weather service says. Snow, freezing drizzle, and sleet are possible in Boston Saturday night, according to the forecast.
    IndusInd Bank Q3 net profit rises 25% to Rs936.25 crore

    IndusInd Bank Q3 net profit rises 25% to Rs936.25 crore

    NII for the quarter came in at Rs 1,895 crore, up 20.1 per cent over Rs 1,578 crore in the same quarter a year ago . Provisions for the quarter rose by 9 per cent yoy and declined 19 per cent qoq to Rs. 236 crore in Q3FY18.
  • Oprah Welcomes DJ Khaled to the Weight Watchers Family

    Oprah Welcomes DJ Khaled to the Weight Watchers Family

    Their average price target spell out an upbeat performance - a 39% and would give WTW a market capitalization of almost $4.25B. The stock of Weight Watchers International, Inc . (NYSE: WTW ) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, December 7 by Craig Hallum.
    Homicides, shootings fall in Chicago in 2017

    Homicides, shootings fall in Chicago in 2017

    Shootings in Chicago exceeded 3,500 in 2017, down from more than 4,300 in 2016 but up from more than 2,900 in 2015. Johnson said that department plans to expand the data-driven nerve centers to more city neighborhoods in 2018.
    Suspect sought after armed robbery at Z1 Express Market

    Suspect sought after armed robbery at Z1 Express Market

    When they arrived, they set up a perimeter and cleared the store, not knowing whether the suspect was still inside or not. Police are trying to identify three people connected to the armed robbery of an Oklahoma City man.


Most liked

'Three Billboards,' filmed in North Carolina, wins big at Golden Globe Awards
Actress, Motion Picture, Drama: Frances McDormand , " Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ". The group also nominated Martin McDonagh for " Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ".

'Game of Thrones'-inspired ice hotel opens in Finland's Lapland
But you should probably hurry, because summer is coming, and this attraction will only be open until April 8. There's also an icy Iron Throne , a dragon guardian at the ice bar , and a dragon-shaped ice slide.

P!nk Set To Sing The National Anthem At The Super Bowl LII
He'll release his upcoming album, Man of the Woods , (featuring new single " Filthy ") two days before the performance. The redeveloped Minneapolis Armory will play host to music and concerts during and after the Super Bowl.

Elisabeth Moss Quoted Margaret Atwood in Her Golden Globes Acceptance Speech
Moss attempts to keep her identity and humanity in the Hulu series, which is based on Margaret Atwood's best-selling novel. To my incredible cast, I couldn't do it without you. "I brought this [gestures to her notes] because I can't be trusted".

Dominion Energy Will Buy Scana For $7.9 Billion After Nuclear Flop
South Carolina's legislative leaders are weighing in on the proposed acquisition of a troubled SC utility by Dominion Energy . Meanwhile, Dominion says ratepayers will get an additional 5 percent reduction in future rates, or an average of $7 a month.

Pokemon, Sony Seek Games Expansion in Greater China in 2018
But NetEase said in article sent to the Global Times that the report has no clear evidence to support this conclusion. The first launched on Christmas day, which opened more chances for players to collect eggs with Baby Pokemon.

What farmers in Nashville are hoping to hear from Trump
In the press conference, Duvall also talked about what he will say during his time with President Trump today. An estimated 7,000 farmers, ranchers and others involved in agriculture will attend the week-long event .

Liberum Capital Reiterates Buy Rating for Costain Group (LON:COST)
Tower Research Cap Ltd Limited Liability Company (Trc) owns 336 shares. 2,437 are owned by Duncker Streett And Inc. The stock of J Sainsbury plc (LON:SBRY) earned "Neutral" rating by Macquarie Research on Monday, November 16.

Liverpool move for Christian Pulisic talked up
Pulisic is already one of the biggest American footballers and United reckon a move for him would bring them commercial success in the States.

Rowley Board of Health Urges More Blood Donations
The critical call for donors is being made, in anticipation for more severe weather. "Blood can't be stockpiled", DeFrancis said. While all blood types are needed, platelets and blood types O negative, B negative and AB are especially needed.

Northern Michigan Hospitals Deal With IV Bag Shortage
He says historically, they give 1,500 IV bags a day, and that's not including basic replacement fluid for patients. A month ago, small saline bags were in the tightest supply.

Amazon shipped over 5 billion items worldwide through Prime in 2017
The company has never disclosed how many members are subscribed to the service or what the retention rate for users is. You can see Amazon Prime's full lineup below, as rounded up and compiled by GameSpot sister site CNET .

Hospitals Experiencing Shortages Of IV Bags, Tamiflu
Tufts is making substitutions, like using the IV push method, which was a way to solve for the absence of Mini-Bag Plus. Amino acids are critical for patients who are not able to eat and need to receive their nutrition intravenously.

Dion Waiters will undergo season-ending surgery on left ankle
Head coach Erik Spoelstra will likely continue to rely on Tyler Johnson, Wayne Ellington and others to fill in for Waiters . The Heat have won six straight games and moved into fourth place in the Eastern Conference standings with a 24-17 record.

Dell XPS 13 Gets A Makeover, Is Now Faster, Thinner
Dell additionally has a Ubuntu-based designer adaptation of the XPS 13 with Linux preloaded accessible today beginning at $949. Beyond looks, Dell says the new XPS 13 also stays cooler for longer because its glass fibre materials stay cooler for longer.