The co-founder of the political intelligence firm responsible for the debunked intelligence dossier about President Donald Trump reportedly will cancel his appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week, the Gateway Pundit reports.
The committee on Wednesday said that Glenn Simpson is scheduled to appear in its July 19 hearing as a witness.
Simpson, a former Wall Street Journal investigative reporter, co-founded Fusion GPS in 2009.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Fusion GPS hired former British spy Christopher Steele, who made the dossier that claimed Russian intelligence has blackmail information against President Trump.
Committee chair Sen. Chuck Grassley requested information about the dossier information from Fusion GPS in March. The Republican senator from Iowa even threatened Simpson if he did not voluntarily testify.
Grassley is likely going to ask Simpson of who hired Fusion GPS and whether the company shared the dossier with the FBI.