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Trump implies on Twitter that Dianne Feinstein broke the law when she released Fusion GPS testimony

In a tweet Wednesday morning, President Trump coined his latest lawmaker nickname while expressing his displeasure at "Sneaky" Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), after she on Tuesday unilaterally released the 300-plus page congressional testimony of Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson. Trump implied that Feinstein, the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, broke the law by publishing Simpson's testimony:

A cursory search through Simpson's testimony reveals that the session was unclassified, so it is unclear why the president believes Feinstein acted illegally. While Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the committee chairman, said he was "disappointed" by Feinstein's decision, other members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, including Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), took no issue with Feinstein's disclosure.

Trump's rancor toward Fusion GPS stems from the firm's hiring of Christopher Steele, the former British spy who authored an infamous dossier that alleges that the Russian government possesses compromising information about him. Fourteen minutes after his tweet attacking Feinstein, Trump followed up with a missive railing against "the single greatest witch hunt in American history" — aka the multiple probes into possible collusion between his campaign and the Kremlin.