Washington—The Senate Judiciary Committee has agreed to a request by Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS to provide a transcribed interview with committee staff and members. As such, the committee will excuse Simpson from his legal obligation to attend Wednesday’s hearing following a subpoena issued last week compelling his presence.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) issued the following statement:
“Last week, we subpoenaed Mr. Simpson after he initially declined to voluntarily cooperate with the committee’s request for information and asserted that he would invoke his Fifth Amendment rights at a public hearing.
“However, since that time, Mr. Simpson, through his attorney, has agreed to provide a transcribed interview and requested that the subpoena compelling his attendance at Wednesday’s hearing be waived. We’ve reached an agreement on this request and have withdrawn the subpoena. As with other witnesses who have agreed to provide interviews, this agreement does not constitute a waiver of Mr. Simpson’s rights nor prejudice the committee’s right to compel his testimony in the future.
“Our goal remains obtaining substantive information from witnesses to advance our oversight work and get answers the American people deserve.”