On Tuesday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) released the explosive transcript regarding the Fusion GPS dossierabout President Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia — and one of the biggest bombshells stemmed not from the dossier itself, but those who sought to keep it from the public.
Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) both fought on Monday to keep the transcript’s contents from the public, and once the damning details were released, Twitter let them have it.
“[Fusion GPS founder] Glenn Simpson testimony is not a good look on Grassley, Graham, Republicans, Trump, the FBI. Why did they sit on all this info? Why did they only reveal Clinton email investigation? Why did Grassley/Graham go after Steele of all people?” New York Times contributing writer Wajahat Ali tweeted.
Grassley apparently accused Simpson of “colluding with the Russians” and Democrats, among other claims.
Grassley tells @thedailybeast that the transcript shows Simpson was "uncooperative, he was colluding with the Russians, he was colluding with the Democrats, and he was, all the time, denying those things." https://t.co/f0y1On82b4 pic.twitter.com/W6evobSb0N
— Andrew Desiderio (@desiderioDC) January 9, 2018
Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost noted that Grassley and Graham “no doubt” tried to keep quiet revelations that Fusion GPS reportedly had a walk-in whistleblower from the Trump campaign.
One of the nuggets Grassley and Graham were no doubt desperate to keep out of the public record… https://t.co/e2mtRQexn0
— Mark Frost (@mfrost11) January 9, 2018
Check out the best responses below.
Thank you @SenFeinstein for treating the Americans with the transparency & respect we deserve. @ChuckGrassley @LindseyGrahamSC Your DOJ stunt threatens to irrevocably damage our true allies faith in sharing highly classified information with us. Tired of your sanctimonious bull.
— Sharon (@Sharonresists) January 9, 2018
BREAKING NEWS: Sen Grassley is still an enabler and providing cover https://t.co/qHLYhTIhNk
— Chris Meloni (@Chris_Meloni) January 9, 2018
Grassley and other GOP are targeting Steele not despite him getting the goods on Trump’s Treason Team but because of it.
— Claude Taylor (@TrueFactsStated) January 9, 2018
Fusion GPS transcript shows that what Senators Grassley & Graham did last week in publicly referring Christopher Steele for criminal investigation was, at best, a partisan publicity stunt and, at worst, intentionally designed to mislead the American people. https://t.co/EWyPsd2vd9
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) January 9, 2018
For the record, Republican Senator Chuck Grassley opposed releasing the Fusion GPS transcripts. It’s pretty clear the entire GOP knows it’s not “phoney” and they’re conspiring to prevent the release of anything detrimental to their party or contradictory to its leadership.
— William “stable genius” LeGate 🌊 (@williamlegate) January 9, 2018
— The6ixFan (@The6ixFan) January 9, 2018
— Kim Mathers (@KimLMathers) January 9, 2018
— Ken Reid (@KennethWReid) January 9, 2018
— Carol Forden (@CarolForden) January 9, 2018