The Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee says he plans to call a vote on whether to publicly release the testimony of Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson regarding the infamous ‘Trump Dossier.’
Senator Chuck Grassley was responding to questions from his constituents at a town hall event in Iowa when he was asked whether the public would be able to see Simpson’s testimony.
“The answer is, it will take a vote of the committee to do it, but I presume that they will be released,” Grassley said.
The chair was then asked if he would vote to release the transcript.
“I don’t know why I wouldn’t. But I don’t want to say so because I’ve never — in all the years I’ve been in Congress, well, I guess I’ve only been chairman of two committees, I’ve never gone through this process before. So, I’m not going to answer your question until I get a firm footing of what the precedent is,” Grassley added.
Fusion GPS, Glenn Simpson, and former British spy Christopher Steele have been thrust into the spotlight as Congressional leaders investigate the now-debunked ‘Trump dossier’ and the actors behind it.
The 35-page document was used as the basis for the initial allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russian officials to defeat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race.