Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) “regrets” publishing congressional interviews with the man behind the discredited anti-Trump dossier—claiming that a “bad cold” may have “slowed down her mental faculties.”
Feinstein was under fire for releasing congressional interviews with Glenn Simpson, the founder of Fusion GPS—the company hired by Hillary Clinton’s campaign to compile a dossier of discredited information on Trump—without informing any of her colleagues on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
““The one regret I have is that I should have spoke with Senator Grassley before,” Feinstein said, referencing Sen. Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “And I don’t make an excuse but I’ve had a bad cold and maybe that slowed down my mental facilities a little bit.”
Grassley, for his part, was livid that Feinstein would go around Senate protocol and release the interviews—saying he was “confounded” as to why she would do so.
President Trump wasn’t pleased either—calling Feinstein “Sneaky Dianne Feinstein” and saying that she behaved in an “underhanded and possibly illegal way.”
At the time of the release, Feinstein said she was releasing the document—without informing her colleagues—because of “innuendo and misinformation” circulating around the dossier.