Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has threatened to issue a subpoena to Fusion GPS, the firm that funded the opposition research dossier on President Donald Trump.
In September 2015, a wealthy Republican donor hired Fusion to compile any information on Trump's weaknesses and scandals from his past. The firm hired former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, who put together dozens of reports and sent memos, which were later shared with the FBI and The New York Times, alleging that Russia had compromising information on the president.
Grassley, who heads the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent an open letter to the firm demanding that it "respond to earlier questions about the history of the document, after it failed to provide sufficient explanations for its refusal to comply with the Committee's probe," according to a press release.
The senator sent a letter in March requesting information on the dossier, and Christopher Steele, the former British spy
"Your attorney has failed to sufficiently explain your claims that responding to the Committee's requests would infringe upon or violate your and/or Fusion's First Amendment rights, attorney-client and attorney work product privileges, and confidentiality agreements," Grassley wrote, setting a Wednesday deadline for Fusion head Glenn Simpson, a former Wall Street Journal reporter, to reply to the letter and turn over "responsive documents."
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