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Ex-reporter behind Trump dossier has closed-door interview with Senate investigators


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A man believed to have been a key figure behind the controversial dossier about President Trump has submitted testimony to Senate Judiciary Committee staff members. 

Fox News is reporting, based on inside sources, that Glenn Simpson’s closed-door session lasted for several hours Tuesday and involved a handover of more than 40,000 documents; further details have not yet been released.  

Simpson used to be a reporter for the Wall Street Journal before founding a private research company, Fusion GPS, which commissioned former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele to put together a dossier on Trump, notes ABC News.

The 35-page document includes various claims as well as possible evidence of collusion between Trump campaign officials and Russia

CNN reports, “Simpson is the first of three major players in the ongoing Russia probes to speak with judiciary staff.”

Others who have agreed to private sessions on Capitol Hill include the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., and former campaign manager, Paul Manafort. 

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    A man enters the building housing the offices of Orbis Business Intelligence where former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele works, in central London, Britain January 12, 2017. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
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    A camera man stands outside the building housing the offices of Orbis Business Intelligence where former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele works, in central London, Britain January 12, 2017. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
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    A police car drives past an address which has been linked by local media to former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, who has been named as the author of an intelligence dossier on President-elect Donald Trump, in Wokingham, Britain, January 12, 2016. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
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    People stand outside the building housing the offices of Orbis Buiness Intelligence (C) where former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele works, in central London, Britain, January 12, 2016. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
  • The Business Headquarters Of Former British Spy Named As Trump Dossier Source
    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 12: Journalists gather outside the headquarters of Orbis Business Intelligence, the company run by former intelligence officer Christopher Steele, on January 12, 2017 in London, England. Mr Steele has been named as the man who compiled the intelligence dossier on US President-elect Donald Trump, alleging that Russian security forces have compromising recordings that could be used to blackmail him. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

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