No matter how you feel about Donald Trump going back and forth with his enemies, there is one thing we can all agree on: the president has a knack for name calling. Then Sen. Dianne Feinstein D-Calif., released it on Tuesday against Republican committee members' wishes.
In fact, there are only two ways to read the Simpson interview: either it says nothing, or it has blown up months of carefully constructed conspiracy theorizing.
Increasingly, Democrats see Republicans as dedicating more energy to attacking federal law enforcement than seriously investigating the allegations that have been unearthed.
More: Trump's not being defamed.
Now in the public domain, the transcript touches on a number of areas ranging from Trump's tax filings and business network-including his connection to Felix Sater, an individual with alleged connections to Russian organized crime gangs.
President Donald Trump unloaded on a Democratic senator and the Russian Federation investigation in a series of tweets on Wednesday.
He declined to say whether he has been interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is directing the FBI's investigation of Russia's activities in the election. Somehow, after all this slick tradecraft, Clinton's people never saw it coming when the Russians betrayed them and hacked the DNC anyway. The firm commissioned the dossier, which was initially paid for by a conservative website and then later by Democrats, including Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.
The findings of the funding eventually reached the FBI, and the bureau's dealings with Steele leading up to the 2016 presidential election have been a large focus of Republican-led investigations into the FBI now underway in Congress. It's possible, however, that Simpson was referencing a second, intentional informant.
President Donald Trump unleashed on Democratic Sen.
The claim has few implications for the GOP's conspiracizing, and it's unclear who, or what he's referring to.
Rumours have being circulating ever since the tycoon entered the White House that his election was assisted by the Russian leader, Vladimir Putin.
The opposition research firm executives revealed that they helped former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, the author of the discredited dossier, compile the document before delivering it to McCain and not Buzzfeed, which published the full unverified dossier following classified briefings previous year, Breitbart News reported.