President Donald Trump on Wednesday took aim at "sneaky" Sen. Dianne Feinstein of being "underhanded and a disgrace" for disclosing details of a dossier of allegations about his ties to Russian Federation during the campaign.
He then said Feinstein, who is seeking another term, "Must have tough Primary!"
On Tuesday, Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., a member of the Judiciary Committee, told reporters that Feinstein's release of the Simpson transcript would mark "the end of bipartisan cooperation" on the panel.
Fusion GPS hired former British spy Christopher Steele during the 2016 campaign to put together an infamous Trump-Russia 35-page dossier that was first published by BuzzFeed a few days before his inauguration in January. Dianne Feinstein on Tuesday released 10 hours of testimony from the co-founder of Fusion GPS, the research firm behind a notorious dossier of allegations about President Donald Trump's ties to officials in Russian Federation.
It was unclear what Trump meant by saying that Republicans should take control.
Defending the release of the transcript on Tuesday, Feinstein said it was necessary in order to combat false information circulating about the Simpson interview.
A day earlier, Feinstein, who faces a primary challenge in her re-election this year, released the transcript of the Senate Judiciary Committee's closed-door August interview with an official from the political opposition research firm Fusion GPS, which commissioned the dossier. As The Hill explains, a challenging primary is unlikely as California's primary system rewards the highest two finishers, no matter party affiliation, and Feinstein's only notable challenger at this level is a Democrat.
In a second tweet, he repeated his claim that the investigations are the "single greatest Witch Hunt" in the country's history.
Grassley refused to release the transcripts, saying he would do so eventually, but that publication at this time would jeopardize the investigation.
"There was no collusion, everybody including the Dems knows there was no collusion, & yet on and on it goes", he wrote in a separate Tweet. Grassley said he was "confounded" by the release and argued that it could undermine attempts to get additional witnesses.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein is the newest target of President Trump's Twitter rage, and it couldn't be better news for the California Democrat.
The investigation led by special prosecutor Robert S. Mueller III has so far led to a guilty plea from Trump former national security adviser Michael Flynn and charges against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.