Dianne Feinstein Wants You to Know the Truth

Earlier this afternoon, Senator Dianne Feinstein released the full transcript [pdf] of Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson's testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

This comes a week after Simpson and co-founder Peter Fritsch penned an op-ed for the New York Times urging Congress to make public their testimony about the infamous dossier on Donald Trump compiled while in their employ by former British spy Christopher Steele, against whom Republicans Chuck Grassley, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Lindsey Graham issued a criminal referral, also last week.

Basically: Fusion GPS and the Democrats want the public to know the truth about who knew what about Trump's collusion with Russia when, and the Republicans want to conceal that information.

There is a lot in the testimony itself, as well as what the testimony reveals. Two things I want to highlight:



There has already been a lot of speculation about who the whistleblower inside the Trump organization could be.

I know y'all will probably doubt my instinct here, but I suspect the FBI's source inside the Trump campaign might be Mike Pence.

My speculative theory is that Pence, once he came aboard the Trump campaign, immediately saw evidence of their poorly concealed collusion with Russia and knew they would not get away with it. He also, however, knew that if he quit the campaign, his presidential ambitions were dead in the water. (Remember, he was about to lose the governorship in Indiana.) But he knew if he stayed with the campaign, he could go down with the rest of the rats.

So he decided to play both hands: Be Trump's running mate, and be Trump's betrayer. Trump would win unscathed, and take Pence one step closer to the presidency, or Trump would win (or lose) and find himself in the middle of an investigation, and Pence would feed the feds what they needed and take himself one step closer to the presidency.

If it were Pence, that would explain why there has been absolutely no indication that Bob Mueller is investigating Pence, and why Pence doesn't get but a passing mention in Michael Wolff's book.

Pence is not a patriot. He's just wildly ambitious — and undiluted conniving evil.

A guy who would do anything to be president. Including being Trump's veep. And possibly his foil.

Anyway. There is much to discuss. Have at it in comments!

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