In an extraordinary Oval Office exchange, President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the USA should permit immigrants from "s--thole countries" as he rejected a plan by a bipartisan group of senators that would have changed rules affecting entrants from Africa and Haiti, according to three people briefed on the conversation.
Whether McCain knew that Fusion GPS was behind the dossier or that it was partially funded by Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee was not clear.
Fusion GPS chief Glenn Simpson told a Senate panel previous year that a controversial dossier his firm produced alleging Donald Trump had suspicious connections with Russians was substantiated and that the document's author briefed the Federal Bureau of Investigation on his findings, according to a newly released transcript.
The document reveals that investigators looked at the financing of Mr Trump's courses at Turnberry, Ayrshire, and Menie in Aberdeenshire.
In a statement, Fusion GPS said it "commends Sen". A number of Trump's closest aides and associates have been interviewed, including his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner. Then Sen. Dianne Feinstein D-Calif., released it on Tuesday against Republican committee members' wishes.
The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, California Senator Dianne Feinstein released the transcript from an August closed-door committee interview with Glenn Simpson after the Republican chairman of the committee, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, declined to. More significant, the Trump team had colluded with the Russians in hacking e-mails of Democrats during the campaign and were working on a quid pro quo basis.
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However, his participation remains subject to "disciplinary developments" in relation to the three-month old Bristol incident. Batsman Gary Ballance and fast-bowlers Jake Ball and Tom Curran have been dropped after being part of the Ashes squad.
A spokesman for Grassley, Taylor Foy, called it "confounding" that Feinstein released the transcript "unilaterally", over the objections of the Republican majority.
Democrats accused Republicans of withholding Simpson's testimony in order to spread false information about his firm's role and undermine the Russian Federation probe.
"The innuendo and misinformation circulating about the transcript are part of a deeply troubling effort to undermine the investigation into potential collusion and obstruction of justice", she said.
Also on Tuesday, a group of House of Representatives Democrats wrote to Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan asking his party to "fully investigate" possible Russian interference in USA elections.
Ryan aides did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Russian Federation denies meddling in the US presidential election.