Trump golf courses mentioned in Russian Federation inquiry

Ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein arrives for a Senate Judiciary Committee

The lengthy transcript was released over the objections of Republicans, who have been sharply critical of Simpson's firm, Fusion GPS.

The website BuzzFeed first published the dossier online last January, airing its unverified allegations about President Trump's connections with Russian Federation. Later, as Trump's pathway to the Republican nomination became more assured, the firm was hired by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee to continue that research. "Republicans should finally take control!"

During the part of the meeting open to news cameras, Trump appeared to agree with the California Democrat on making a deal on the DACA, or "dreamers", program without other requirements that he and congressional Republicans have sought, including money to build a wall on the Mexican border.

Christopher Steele told the political research firm that hired him, Fusion GPS, that what he uncovered from Russian sources was serious enough to bring to the attention of USA law enforcement authorities, according to a transcript released on Tuesday.

In a follow-up Tweet, the President noted that the House of Representatives is taking up legislation regarding the FISA Amendments Act, which President Trump said may have been used in surveillance of The Trump Campaign. Following his lead, several GOP-led committees are now investigating whether the dossier formed the basis for the FBI's initial investigations. Feinstein for her courage. Republican Sens. Charles Grassley, Iowa, committee chair, and Lindsey Graham, S.C., also on the committee with Feinstein, have referred Simpson for criminal prosecution.

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Last week, Grassley and fellow committee member Sen.

Democrats say those investigations are a distraction.

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

"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", she said. In addition to looking into whether members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation to tilt the election in his favor. special counsel Robert Mueller is also examining whether Trump sought to obstruct justice when he fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey last May. Democrats criticized the move, saying they were targeting someone who had reported wrongdoing, not committed it.

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