House Intelligence Committee votes to release transcript of interview with Fusion GPS boss

Fox News | 1/18/2018 | Staff
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Full transcript of the committee's November interview with the Fusion GPS co-founder will be posted online.

The House Intelligence Committee unanimously voted Thursday to release hours of private testimony from an interview with the co-founder of the firm that compiled the infamous anti-Trump dossier, Fox News has learned.

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The Committee voted to make public the transcript of the November interview with Fusion GPS’ Glenn Simpson, who testified behind closed doors. The transcript will be posted to the committee’s website Thursday afternoon.

“Democrats and Fusion GPS supporters will get some unwelcome surprises if this is published,” a Republican source told Fox News ahead of the vote.

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Simpson and Fusions' co-founder Peter Fritsch penned an Op-Ed for The New York Times earlier this month calling for the release of transcripts.

Ranking Committee Member Adam Schiff, D-Calif., also called for the release of Simpson’s testimony on Monday.

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“In light of the selective leaks of Mr. Simpson’s testimony and misleading manner in which Fusion GPS’ role has been characterized, I support releasing the transcript,” Schiff said in a statement.

Democrats have tried to play down the dossier amid questions about its veracity.

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The vote comes just a week after Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., unilaterally released a 312-page transcript of Simpson’s August interview with committee investigators.

The release provoked controversy on Capitol Hill. The hundreds of pages of Simpson’s responses were rich with revelations about...
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