“Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the transcript of Glenn Simpson’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee [This testimony is from August 22, 2017] with the support of committee Democrats. Simpson is the co-founder of Fusion GPS. “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,” said Senator Feinstein. “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.” The transcript is available here and corrections made after the transcript was finalized are available here.”
- Washington Post – Ex-spy behind Trump dossier was told FBI had source inside network, testimony reveals – A transcript of a congressional interview of the founder of Fusion GPS, the firm that compiled research on candidate Donald Trump, was released by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Glenn R. Simpson urged Congress to release his testimony, and Feinstein’s move marked a shift in the cooperative relationship she has had with the committee’s Republican chairman, Sen. Charles E. Grassley.”
- Seth Abramson – Attorney. Professor @UofNH (journalism, legal advocacy). Analysis @CNN, @BBC, @CBS, @Bloomberg, @VanityFair is live reading the transcript on Twitter.
- The New York Times – Fusion GPS Founder Hauled From the Shadows for the Russia Election Investigation: “As investigators circle President Trump’s administration over ties to Russia during the 2016 campaign, Mr. Simpson, a 53-year-old Wall Street Journal veteran-turned-master of high-dollar research, has arrived at the biggest story of either of his careers, lurching to the center of the Russia-tinged scandal that clouds the presidency.”
- The Atlantic – What Russian Journalists Uncovered About Russian Election Meddling A cautionary tale about the importance of independent media abroad