House Dems planning to send Trump associates’ testimony to Mueller: report

Democratic lawmakers, set to take control of the House of Representatives in January, are reportedly planning to send special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE transcripts of testimony from some of President TrumpDonald John TrumpAverage tax refunds down double-digits, IRS data shows White House warns Maduro as Venezuela orders partial closure of border with Colombia Trump administration directs 1,000 more troops to Mexican border MORE’s closest aides.

Reuters, citing three sources familiar with the matter, reported that Democrats want Mueller to review the testimony for evidence and possible falsehoods.

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The news service notes that the House Intelligence Committee has heard testimony from Trump’s son-in-law, Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerFive things to know about Trump confidant Tom Barrack Dems open new front against Trump Dems launch investigation into Trump administration's dealings with Saudi Arabia MORE, son Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpAnother New York condo votes to remove 'Trump' from name Trump's son attacks LGBT magazine op-ed that calls effort to decriminalize homosexuality 'racist' Gillibrand uses Trump Jr. tweet to fundraise MORE, former advisers Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneMueller pushes back on Stone's claim CNN was tipped off about arrest Mueller won't deliver report to Justice Dept. next week Defending the First Amendment, even for Roger Stone MORE and Corey LewandowskiCorey R. LewandowskiOvernight Energy: Zinke joins Trump-tied lobbying firm | Senators highlight threat from invasive species | Top Republican calls for Green New Deal vote in House Zinke, Lewandowski join Trump veterans’ lobbying firm Trump campaign spent nearly 0K of donor money on law firm representing Kushner MORE, personal aide Rhona Graff and former personal aides Hope HicksHope Charlotte HicksWhite House spokeswoman leaving to join PR firm Hillicon Valley: House Intel panel will release Russia interviews | T-Mobile, Sprint step up merger push | DHS cyber office hosting webinars on China | Nest warns customers to shore up password security House Intel panel votes to release Russia interview transcripts to Mueller MORE and Keith Schiller.

All of those interviews will reportedly be sent to Mueller, who has been investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Two sources told Reuters that they expect Mueller to review testimony from Stone, Kushner and Trump Jr. for potential falsehoods.

A spokesman for Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffDems press Barr to make Mueller report public Schiff urges GOP colleagues to share private concerns about Trump publicly Overnight Defense: Trump to leave 200 troops in Syria | Trump, Kim plan one-on-one meeting | Pentagon asks DHS to justify moving funds for border wall MORE (D-Calif.), who will chair the committee in December, told Reuters that sending Mueller transcripts would not mean the panel believes criminal charges should be brought.

“We do not foreclose the possibility of making a referral, but all we have decided is to provide the Special Counsel with the transcripts so that his team can evaluate them for evidence as well as potential perjury,” Patrick Boland, Schiff’s spokesman, said.

The report from Reuters comes about a week after Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty last week to one count of making false statements to Congress while talking about his correspondence with Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign. 

Cohen has agreed to cooperate with Mueller's investigation as part of his plea. 

In September, Republicans rejected a proposal from Democrats to send Mueller transcripts of testimony from its own investigation into Russia's election interference. GOP lawmakers did, however, vote to send 53 transcripts to the Director of National Intelligence for declassification, according to Reuters.