In a stunning political move, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) released the entire transcript of congressional investigators' interview with Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson during August of 2017. Simpson was interviewed about his organization's work in compiling the dossier that accused President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign of colluding with Russia.
Republicans leaders had refused to release the transcript, despite calls from Simpson for it to be made public.
“After speaking with majority and minority committee staff for 10 hours, Glenn Simpson requested the transcript of his interview be released publicly. The American people deserve the opportunity to see what he said and judge for themselves,” Feinstein said in a statement Tuesday. “The innuendo and misinformation circulating about the transcript are part of a deeply troubling effort to undermine the investigation into potential collusion and obstruction of justice. The only way to set the record straight is to make the transcript public.”
Fusion GPS commended Feinstein for her "courage" as a spokesperson for Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) claimed that the unilateral decision exceeded her authority.