House Dems plan to re-interview witnesses from Russia probe

Democrats said they are planning to re-interview witnesses who provided testimony to the House Intelligence Committee following Thursday’s news that President TrumpDonald John TrumpZuckerberg launches public defense of Facebook as attacks mount Trump leaning toward keeping a couple hundred troops in eastern Syria: report Warren says making Israel aid conditional on settlement building is 'on the table' MORE’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty for misstatements he made to Congress.

“I think it may just be the tip of the iceberg,” Rep. Joaquin CastroJoaquin CastroLawmakers argue for national Latino museum The Hill's Campaign Report: Impeachment fight to take center stage at Dem debate The Hill's Campaign Report: Warren, Sanders overtake Biden in third-quarter fundraising MORE (D-Texas) said in an interview with Hill.TV, referring to other witnesses who “have not been fully truthful” in their testimony before the House and Senate Intelligence committees’ investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

House Democrats will have investigative and subpoena powers in January when they take control of the chamber.

When asked if other witnesses might have lied, Rep. Jackie SpeierKaren (Jackie) Lorraine Jacqueline SpeierTestimony from GOP diplomat complicates Trump defense Sondland could provide more clues on Ukraine controversy Equal Rights Amendment and Justice Ginsburg's 'hope' comments MORE (D-Calif.), another member of the House intel panel, told Hill.TV: “Yes, I think there’s no question.”

“We haven’t decided who we are going to call back, but there are a number of people we are confident lied to Congress that need to be called back,” she added.

Castro named one potential witness: Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneMeet Trump's most trusted pollsters 3 real problems Republicans need to address to win in 2020 Judge rejects Stone's request to dismiss charges MORE.

“Based on what I heard, when we were listening to witnesses in the investigation, and what has come out in media reporting, there are inconsistencies with others,” he said. “One of them is Roger Stone.”

Between now and January, Democrats will need to scour transcripts of the earlier interviews to look for discrepencies, according to Rep. Jim HimesJames (Jim) Andres HimesSunday shows — Mulvaney seeks to tamp down firestorm over quid pro quo comments, Doral decision Hurd: No Ukrainian officials have told State Department 'they felt like their arms were being twisted' House Democrat pledges 'there will be open hearings' in impeachment inquiry MORE (D-Conn.), another member of the Intelligence Committee.

“We’ve taken hundreds of hours of testimony,” he said. “I think we need to go back to that testimony, look at it in light of the new facts and, by the way, make it public and provide it to the special counsel, because I doubt very much that Michael Cohen is the only one who lied to the Congress.”

“He wasn't the only person close to the president who was asked questions about that development,” Himes said.

House Minority Whip Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerHouse Republicans 'demand the release of the rules' on impeachment Scalise, Cole introduce resolution to change rules on impeachment Hillicon Valley: Zuckerberg defends handling of misinformation in political ads | Biden camp hits Zuckerberg over remarks | Dem bill would jail tech execs for lying about privacy | Consumer safety agency accidentally disclosed personal data MORE (D-Md.) told reporters Thursday that Cohen’s plea deal is one more reason for Congress to protect special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerFox News legal analyst says Trump call with Ukraine leader could be 'more serious' than what Mueller 'dragged up' Lewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network MORE’s investigation.

“It appears that there's something to cover up, so we ought to make sure that the Mueller investigation can continue to get to the facts,” Hoyer said. “The American public deserve the truth.”

Democrats and some Republicans may try to include a measure to protect the Mueller investigation in a must-pass spending bill next month.

— Molly K. Hooper