The Russian Connection: Trump Dossier Confirmed By FBI

Yesterday’s release of the transcript of Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson’s testimony (pdf) before a closed door Senate Judiciary Committee in August of last year has created another headache for Donald Trump. now we know much of the dossier has been corroborated by what the FBi already knew. Interviewed by reporters on the way back to her office. Sen. Feinstein told them ” to my knowledge, there has no been a single fact in that report that has been proven incorrect.”

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow read highlights of the transcript in which Simpson describes the broad scope of their project and how the opacity of Donald Trump’s Russia dealings caused them to seek out a Russia specialist. She also speaks with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) about Republican efforts to derail the Trump Russia investigation and how the release of the Fusion GPS transcript puts an end to the misleading narrative they were trying to construct. She is also joined by Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) discussing why Republican attacks on Christopher Steele do a disservice to someone who acted appropriately, and explains the life-and-death importance of keeping Steele’s sources confidential.

Thanks to the Guardian for putting the transcript into an embeddable format.

Trump-Russia: Glenn Simpson transcript by The Guardian on Scribd