Feinstein's decision to release the transcript came after an op-ed published by Simpson and fellow Fusion GPS co-founder Peter Fritsch, in which they called for the transcripts to be made public and accused Republicans of concealing their testimony.
The former British spy who compiled a dossier of allegations about Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russian Federation brought the document to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in July 2016 because he was anxious about "whether a political candidate was being blackmailed", according to a congressional interview transcript released Tuesday.
The head of the research firm behind a dossier of allegations against then-presidential candidate Donald Trump told congressional investigators that someone inside Trump's network had also provided the FBI with information during the 2016 campaign, according to a newly released transcript, a claim quickly disputed by people close to the investigation into Russian interference in the election.
Simpson also said Steele severed his contacts with the FBI before the election following disclosures that the bureau's inquiry had found no connection between Trump campaign and Russian Federation and concerns that it was being "manipulated for political ends by the Trump people".
"It was someone like us who chose to pick up the phone and report something", he said, adding that he believed the source was "voluntary", and "was concerned about the same concerns we had".
At another point in the interview, a lawyer for Fusion GPS, Joshua Levy, makes a jarring assertion: that the dossier's publication had led to someone's murder.
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Levy did not expand on that claim in the interview, nor is there any public information that would tie a specific killing to information in the dossier. In a statement, Fusion GPS commended Feinstein "for her courage" in releasing the document.
Through much of 2017, Feinstein and Grassley made joint requests for information about Russian Federation and the FBI's investigation of election interference.
Mr Steele was said to have passed on his findings to both United States and United Kingdom intelligence in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election due to concerns about national security for both countries.
Following his lead, several GOP-led committees are now investigating whether the dossier formed the basis for the FBI's initial investigations.
Democrats on the committee said they were not consulted ahead of the Republicans' referral to the Department of Justice.
Simpson told investigators that Steele is "basically a Boy Scout", saying he has worked with Steele on and off since 2009 and he knew him to be "a person who delivered quality work in very appropriate ways". While details of the referral are classified, it appears to be related to Mr. Steele's contacts with reporters during the election campaign.
Democrats say those investigations are a distraction.
$4 million Mega Millions ticket sold in Florida
The $550 million amount refers to the annuity payout option, in which the victor receives 30 payments over 29 years. The largest of those was August 23 when Mavis Wanczyk of Chicopee, Mass. bought a ticket worth $758.7 million.
Hargrave later raises her hand and when called on again asks a question about the issue of teacher salaries and pay raises. Her comments prompted board president Anthony Fontana to rule Hargrave out of order during the meeting, KATC reported .
Before this, a lot of the same big tech companies were fairly passive and inactive during the initial protests of the repeal. Under this law, Congress has the power to reverse a federal agency's ruling within 60 legislative days of it being made.
Samsung says The Wall's bezel-less design will ultimately allow customers to create a TV-sized just for their needs. These areas gave guests at First Look 2018 the chance to get hands-on Samsung's most exciting innovations in TV.
In his memo Sessions said, "Prosecutors should follow the well-established principles that govern all federal prosecutors". The U.S. attorney for Colorado took office in August 2016 after former President Barack Obama's appointee stepped down.
Lemar is one of the best young midfielders in Europe and will certainly enhance the quality of the current Liverpool midfield. Jardim said , " We do not typically sell players in the winter transfer window ".
This new series of processors is designed for use within integrated systems, such as AIOs, notebooks and NUCs. This implies titles like Vermintide 2 would now be able to be played in high-determination in a hurry.
Amazon Alexa will roll out on Acer PCs in the U.S. via an update through Acer Care Center; other regions will get it in mid-2018. Intel's Smart Sound Technology will also be used in some devices for improved voice and audio interactions with Alexa.
The interactive display panel which replaced the grille, meanwhile, can be used to flash up messages. For Kia, the concept vehicle unveiled this week at CES in Las Vegas is called the Niro EV Concept .
Acer also rolled out its Chromebook 11, which will support Google Play for Android apps and two USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1 ports. The Nitro 5's chassis features a top cover with elegant laser texturing that brings bold refinement to the gaming laptop.
The webcast of the launch did not follow the second stage carrying the payload after it separated from the first stage. After a record 18 launches in 2017, this mission will be SpaceX's first flight of the new year.
3 injured in fire atop NY's Trump Tower
One person sustained a serious and possibly life-threatening injury, while another had a minor injury. Fire officials said the fire was contained to the roof and never entered the building.