In this thread, I'll note any major news, statements, or developments the new transcript reveals. Hope you'll read and share.
He'd done research for the Democrats for about 30 days—that's it—before Steele went to the FBI.
Simpson: "And when Mr. Trump went to the Miss Universe pageant [in Moscow] in 2013, 'Taiwanchik' was there in the VIP section with Mr. Trump and other Kremlin biggies. That raised questions with us."
Meaning, what we call the "Steele Dossier" is *exclusively* information that Christopher Steele believed, to a high degree of professional (MI6) confidence, *wasn't* disinformation.
So yeah, that Simpson detail comes from here.
* Perkins Coie
It's actually staggering: the President of the United States has made a *conscious decision* to consort for *decades* with *known criminals*.