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 TrumpThe Memo: Ayers decision casts harsh light on Trump NASA offers to show Stephen Curry evidence from moon landings Freedom Caucus calls on leadership to include wall funding, end to 'catch and release' in funding bill 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 KushnerKushner: Trump will make chief of staff decision 'when he’s ready' Press: Mueller closes in on Trump Democratic House panel could investigate ties between Kushner, Saudi crown prince: report MORE, son Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpPress: Mueller closes in on Trump Fox host: Ocasio-Cortez's 'brain is as empty as socialism itself' De Niro returns to ‘Saturday Night Live’ as Mueller with warning for Eric Trump MORE, former advisers Roger StoneRoger Jason StonePress: Mueller closes in on Trump Mueller's findings don't matter Corsi sues Mueller for alleged leaks and illegal surveillance MORE and Corey LewandowskiCorey R. LewandowskiLewandowski, Florida state senators tussle over Trump's influence on midterms: report House Dems planning to send Trump associates’ testimony to Mueller: report Judd Gregg: The last woman standing MORE, personal aide Rhona Graff and former personal aides Hope HicksHope Charlotte HicksHouse Dems planning to send Trump associates’ testimony to Mueller: report Trump played key role in coordinating hush money payments to Daniels, McDougal: report Trump: 'I don't call it tweeting. I call it social media' 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 SchiffMcCarthy dismisses Dem-led Trump probes Mueller filings threaten Trump but fall short of case for impeachment Washington Post columnist predicts Trump will resign 10 minutes before Pence so Pence can pardon him 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.