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Feinstein cites 'bad cold' for release of dossier testimony

13 January 2018, 06:52 | Edward Lowe

In an extraordinary Oval Office exchange, President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the USA should permit immigrants from "s--thole countries" as he rejected a plan by a bipartisan group of senators that would have changed rules affecting entrants from Africa and Haiti, according to three people briefed on the conversation.

The comments come after Trump had already lashed out at the investigations on Twitter Wednesday morning, urging Republicans to take control of the inquiries and repeating his claim that they are on a "witch hunt".

The Senate Judiciary Committee's top Democrat, Sen.

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.

Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Senate committee, released the testimony without Republican approval, in an apparent bid to neutralise Republican criticism of the Russian Federation investigation.

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley had opposed releasing the transcript, saying certain "investigative factors" must be considered to protect information during an ongoing inquiry.

Simpson also defended Steele, saying that the well-respected former intelligence officer "has a sterling reputation as a person who doesn't exaggerate, doesn't make things up, doesn't sell baloney".

Both lawsuits say the dossier compiled by Fusion GPS and contained "false and defamatory" allegations about Cohen that resulted in "harm to his personal and professional reputation, current business interests, and the impairment of business opportunities", according to ABC News.

Feinstein said at the time, "I wasn't consulted about this referral, nor were any of my Democratic colleagues".

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Trump's response Friday morning was particularly notable after White House spokesperson Raj Shah did not deny the "s*#&hole" remark on Thursday evening.

Last week, Grassley and fellow committee member Sen.

The American people deserve the opportunity to see the transcript of the Judiciary Committee's interview with Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson. Shortly after, Feinstein released the transcript.

In a statement, the website defended the news value of the dossier while slamming Trump's lawyer.

"There was no collusion, everybody including the Dems knows there was no collusion, & yet on and on it goes", he tweeted.

On Monday, there were new revelations that FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page had texted messages to each other that suggested they were on the Russian Federation investigation before the election.

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