- After a federal judge blocked the Trump administration from ceasing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the president took to Twitter Wednesday morning to voice his displeasure. Suffice it to say, he wasn't thrilled. "Must have tough Primary!" Soon Feinstein's unexpected move may come to look like the least of Trump's troubles. Dianne Feinstein did by releasing the transcript of the Senate Judiciary Committee's full interview with Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson was "a disgrace". But Billionaire activist Tom Steyer, long rumored to be pondering a bid, will not get in the race - according to the L.A. Times. And Republicans have focused heavily on the scandalous aspects of the Steele dossier because they are outrageous and unverified, as part of a strategy to impeach the document as a way to impeach the case that Trump world might have conspired with the Russian interference campaign. She can release the testimony of the committee that she is a member of on her own.
"When they have no collusion and nobody's found any collusion at any level, it seems unlikely that you'd even have an interview", Mr Trump said during a joint news conference with the prime minister of Norway.
She released the transcript of Glenn Simpson's interview over the objections of the committee's Republican chairman, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley.
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The California Democrat said she made the transcript public because she felt the American people had the right to know what the firm's leaders said about a dossier of Russia-related information about Trump.
The New York Times reported December 30 that the investigation began after a Trump campaign adviser, George Papadopoulos, revealed to an Australian diplomat in London that Russian Federation had political dirt on Democrat Hillary Clinton. Lindsey Graham, used it on January 5 in issuing a "criminal referral" against Steele to the Justice Department. In releasing the transcript, Feinstein did more than pay lip service.
Finger-pointing and acrimony surrounding probes of Russian meddling in the 2016 US election intensified Thursday, with the Trump White House and Democratic lawmakers trading accusations of undermining and manipulating investigations that require bipartisan buy-in to succeed.
"Feinstein's unilateral decision was made as the committee is still trying to secure testimony from other witnesses, including Jared Kushner", said Grassley's spokesman.
The president also called the Russian Federation probe the "greatest single Witch Hunt in American history" and urged congressional Republicans to "finally take control" of the investigation. "I, like all Americans - Republicans and Democrats alike - want to know to what extent Russian Federation involved themselves in our democratic process, and more importantly what can be done to stop future involvement by foreign governments".