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Senate Democrats Just Released the Full Fusion GPS Testimony

Senate Democrats Just Released the Full Fusion GPS Testimony

After Democrats began paying for the research, Fusion GPS hired Christopher Steele, a former British spy, to gather intelligence about any ties between the Kremlin and then-candidate Trump and his associates.

Simpson did not identify the source in his Judiciary Committee testimony.

Republicans suggest the Federal Bureau of Investigation may have relied improperly on the unverified dossier by Steele, a former British spy, that was commissioned by Fusion GPS and paid for largely by the campaign of Donald Trump's 2016 rival Hillary Clinton and Democrats.

U.S. Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein on Tuesday released testimony from the founder of the Fusion GPS firm that researched President Donald Trump's ties to Russian Federation and produced a dossier denounced by the White House.

Grassley wants to make "information public at the appropriate time", spokesman George Hartmann said in an email.

Fusion, in a statement to the Times, defended the firm's work - which anti-Putin crusader William Browder has described as smears for hire.

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At one point, host Jake Tapper noted that Miller was performing for an audience of one, referring to President Donald Trump .

"My understanding was that they believed Chris at this point - that they believed Chris might be credible because they had other intelligence that indicated the same thing and one of those pieces of intelligence was a human source from inside the Trump organization", Simpson said. "So, you know, that tells you something about somebody", Simpson said during the testimony, regarding Trump's relationship with Sater.

"The transcript of Glenn Simpson's lengthy responses to the Senate Judiciary Committee's questioning speaks for itself", Fusion GPS said.

But in the late stages of the 2016 presidential campaign, Steele broke off with the FBI, Simpson said, because he did not believe it was taking him seriously enough.

The 35-page report drew on information from Russian contacts and concluded that Russia had been "cultivating, supporting and assisting" Trump for at least five years and fed his campaign "valuable intelligence" about Clinton. Fusion GPS worked for the law firm hired by Prevezon.

Simpson testified behind closed doors at the hearing and has called on the transcript be released after GOP Sen.

The resulting memos, written over the summer and fall of 2016, were explosive: They alleged that the Russian government had compromising material on the president and that Trump's campaign colluded with Russia to defeat Clinton during the presidential elections. He also offered to have Simpson testify publicly.