Feinstein’s release of Fusion transcript

Feinstein released testimony from Fusion official before the investigation is over.  She says it’s the full testimony, but significant parts have been redacted.  You can go read it.  Problem is, so can witnesses who had not yet given their testimony, so now they can check their stories in advance.

Oddly, while Feinstein ignoring committee chairman Grassley’s desire that testimony not be released yet has gotten her hailed as a wonderful hero by the left, she’s apologizing for it, and more oddly:

“FEINSTEIN says she’s sorry to Grassley for not giving him a headsup about the release of the Fusion GPS transcript. “I meant to tell him, and I didn’t have a chance to tell him, and that concerns me,” she told us. “I just got pressured, and I didn’t do it.””

That’s a bit ambiguous, at best.  Now, I assumed she probably meant to convey she was pressed for time, distracted by the avalanche of just sheer ‘stuff’ she probably has to work with every day and let the time get away from her and thus failed to notify Grassley.  It’s still better to have clarification than to just assume, though, right? So people asked, and this was her chance to clear that up and explain that the ‘pressure’ was just her own distracted busy day.  But she didn’t.

“Asked who pressured her, Feinstein says: “I wasn’t pressured” without reconciling her two statements. Her office later said she misspoke and wasn’t pressured to release transcript.”


It gets weirder.

“The one regret I have is that I should have spoke with Senator Grassley before. 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.”

If that’s not making excuses, what is it?

Updated again- now she insists she never said she was pressured at all. Supposedly the interview where she said it is recorded, but she says she doesn’t believe it, she didn’t say it.  It’s the media vs a politician, albeit one the media usually carries water for quite willingly, so I don’t know.  But what is going on here?


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