As his Russia conspiracy theory crashed and burned, Donald Trump suggested that Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) did something illegal by releasing the unclassified Senate testimony of a co-founder of Fusion GPS.
The fact that Sneaky Dianne Feinstein, who has on numerous occasions stated that collusion between Trump/Russia has not been found, would release testimony in such an underhanded and possibly illegal way, totally without authorization, is a disgrace. Must have tough Primary!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 10, 2018
The problem is that Sen. Feinstein did nothing illegal. She can release the testimony of the committee that she is a member of on her own. The testimony was not classified, so there was nothing stopping her from doing what the Republican chair of the committee, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) wouldn’t do. If Grassley and Lindsey Graham had not lied about Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson’s testimony, Feinstein never would have needed to release it.
The President is tantruming because the conspiracy theory that he was using to discredit the Russia investigation was blown to bits. It is laughable that Trump would suggest that Dianne Feinstein, who is cautious to a fault would do anything sneaky, underhanded, or illegal.
Trump doesn’t understand the law or the Constitution, but it would be hilarious to watch Attorney General Jeff Sessions tie himself into knots trying to explain to Trump why what Feinstein did is not a crime.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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