Democrats Should Testify on Trump Dossier, Sen. Susan Collins Says

On Sunday, Donald Trump lashed out in a series of tweets at the dossier and said something should be done about Hillary Clinton's links to the "fake dossier", as the usa president put it.

"Never seen such Republican ANGER & UNITY as I have concerning the lack of investigation on Clinton made Fake Dossier (now $12,000,000?), the Uranium to Russian Federation deal, the 33,000 plus deleted Emails, the Comey fix and so much more", Trump wrote.

Meanwhile, all of Washington is waiting to hear who might be indicted, as a federal grand jury approved the first charges in the Russia probe being handled by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is looking into whether any of Trump's associates colluded with the Russians. Sitting next to Podesta was his attorney Marc Elias, who worked for Perkins Coie, CNN reported.

Trump, who has been in office for more than nine months, said that if Obamacare premiums go up it is the fault of Democrats - but he then claimed that the Affordable Care Act would be repealed and replaced after Republicans passed tax reform.

'There is so much GUILT by Democrats/Clinton, and now the facts are pouring out. On Tuesday, the Washington Post alleged that Elias retained research firm Fusion GPS in April 2016 to continue research into Trump's alleged coordination with Russian Federation; and which later became known as the Steele dossier.

The tweets came days after Republicans announced they were opening new congressional investigations into the Justice Department's investigation of Mrs Clinton's emails under President Obama and into the uranium deal.

The president was also reviving allegations that Clinton was part of a quid pro quo in which the Clinton Foundation received donations in exchange for her support as secretary of state for a business deal that gave Russian Federation control over a large share of uranium production in the United States. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, said Trump had been "too defensive" about Mueller's inquiry.

Fusion GPS, which hired Steele to gather information, was first employed to investigate Trump during the Republican primaries by the Washington Free Beacon, a conservative publication that receives financial support from billionaire GOP donor Paul Singer, according to two people familiar with Singer.

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The subpoena is part of the committee's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

It also said that Russians targeted "educated youth" in the hope of swinging them away from Clinton to Trump, and that the leaked DNC emails were meant to persuade supporters of Bernie Sanders to back Trump instead.

He said: "Contrary to what many have suggested, the President's comments today are unrelated to the activities of the special counsel, with whom he continues to cooperate".

Fusion then hired British intelligence officer Christopher Steele to unearth Trump's skeletons.

"These investigations were initiated on a partisan basis, and will shed no light on Russia's interference in the 2016 election, but then again they are not meant to do so", Representative Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Tuesday in a statement.

When then-FBI Director James B. Comey explained to Congress last March the scope of his investigation into Donald Trump aides and Russian Federation, his words would also fit the Hillary Clinton campaign today.

What is known now that was not known in March: The Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee paid for an opposition research operation against candidate Trump that relied nearly exclusively on paid Kremlin sources and Russian spies during the 2016 election.

Mr. Comey told the House Intelligence Committed that his agents were investigating "whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia's efforts". The New York Times has not confirmed that charges have been approved.

  • Megan Austin