WASHINGTON – In a letter to the Committee’s Ranking Minority Member today, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley outlined the process for preparing for the release of Committee transcripts of interviews with witnesses to the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting, so that the American people know what the Committee knows in preparation for any public hearings with those witnesses.

Grassley also made the following statement:

“I agree that the American people deserve to have the facts here. But they deserve to have all the facts, not just one side of this story. In order to accomplish that, the Committee has proceeded carefully and deliberately.

“Transparency and cooperation here must be a two-way street. I find it puzzling that the Ranking Member has not supported efforts to compel production from all witnesses who have failed to comply with bipartisan requests from the Committee, like Mr. Simpson of Fusion GPS. That is especially troubling given what we learned, after sending our bipartisan request, about the DNC and the Clinton campaign funding the dossier efforts. New information suggests that dossier author Christopher Steele not only got information from Russian government sources, but also from notorious Clinton loyalists, which only increases the need to examine issues relating to Steele’s credibility and the process he and Fusion GPS used to gather and spread information to affect the election. Internal documents the Ranking Member and I requested from Fusion GPS last year would help us understand what happened.

“I will say it again. The American people deserve the whole story. That includes whether there was improper influence from any side, in any investigation, surrounding the 2016 election. My Democratic colleagues, unfortunately, seem to be only interested in one point of view, but I hold out hope they will support me in these efforts.”

Full text of Grassley’s letter to Ranking Member Feinstein and Committee Democrats

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