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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on investigations into Russia's interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign (all times EDT):

7:45 p.m.

The co-founder of a Washington opposition research firm that produced a dossier of salacious allegations involving President Donald Trump has finished his closed-door interview with congressional investigators.

The research firm, Fusion GPS, says co-founder Glenn Simpson "told Congress the truth and cleared the record on many matters of interest to congressional investigators."

Simpson appeared privately Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, one of several investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election and any possible collusion with Trump associates.

Fusion GPS hired the British intelligence officer who produced the dossier containing allegations of ties between Trump and Russia.

The statement released Tuesday by Simpson's firm also criticizes the Trump campaign for trying "to smear Fusion GPS because of its reported connection to the Trump dossier."

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5 p.m.

The co-founder of a Washington opposition research firm that produced a dossier of salacious allegations involving President Donald Trump has spent hours behind closed doors speaking with congressional investigators.

Glenn Simpson appeared privately Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee for a transcribed interview.

Simpson runs Fusion GPS. That firm hired the British intelligence officer who produced the dossier containing allegations of ties between Trump and Russia.

The Senate committee is one of several investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election and any possible collusion with Trump associates.

The committee this month disclosed that it had received tens of thousands of pages of documents as part of its investigation.

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9:55 a.m.

The co-founder of a Washington opposition research firm that produced a dossier of salacious allegations involving President Donald Trump is set to speak behind closed doors to congressional investigators.

Glenn Simpson is expected to appear privately Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee for a transcribed interview.

Simpson runs Fusion GPS. That firm hired the British intelligence officer who produced the dossier containing allegations of ties between Trump and Russia.

The Senate committee is one of several investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election and any possible collusion with Trump associates.

The committee this month disclosed that it had received tens of thousands of pages of documents as part of its investigation.

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