The latest congressional testimony about an infamous opposition-research dossier on Donald Trump is full of explosive allegations and suggestions about the real estate magnate-turned-president's potential dealings with organized crime figures, the sources of his often-bragged-about wealth and potential entanglement between Russia and the National Rifle Association.
, Glenn Simpson, a former Wall Street Journal reporter and a co-founder of Fusion GPS, talks at length about his firm's research into Trump's dealings and background.
Fusion GPS commissioned the dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele,
The release of the testimony comes more than a week after . That move drew harsh condemnation from Trump, who referred to Feinstein as "Sneaky Dianne."
The release of the House panel testimony couldn't come at a more dramatic time for Trump, either, as the president marks his first full year in office and the government barrels toward a shutdown this weekend. Trump is also a central figure in a probe led by special counsel who is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election and potential ties between Trump's campaign and the Kremlin.
Both transcripts also hit the news in the middle of the furor over Michael Wolff's tell-all book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," which cited former chief Trump strategist Steve Bannon disparaging the president's son Donald Trump Jr., daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner.
Trump has denied collusion with Russia and has extensively criticized Wolff's book and Bannon — the latter of whom has reached an agreement to talk to Mueller.
Simpson's testimony to the House Intelligence Committee is fueling about whether Trump is somehow indebted to Russian business and government figures. The president, for his part, has repeatedly called allegations of improper ties to Russia a "hoax" and often dismissed the dossier.
Here are some of the highlights of Simpson's testimony in November: