GOP rep on Stone: We can't investigate if witnesses are 'dishonest'

GOP rep on Stone: We can't investigate if witnesses are 'dishonest'
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Rep. Chris StewartChristopher (Chris) Douglas StewartCBO: Medicare for All gives 'many more' coverage but 'potentially disruptive' A new age for tobacco — raising the age to 21 is a smart move Barr testimony opens new partisan fight over FBI spying on Trump MORE (R-Utah) on Friday said he was angered by allegations that Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneDOJ plans to show Senate Intel less-redacted Mueller report, filing shows Roger Stone considers suing to discover if he was spied on by FBI Stone claims unfair prosecution by Mueller MORE, an informal adviser to the Trump campaign in 2016, lied to the House Intelligence Committee.

Stewart, who's a member of the committee, told CNN that the panel would be unable to function if it can't receive truthful answers from witnesses connected to the investigation of Russian election interference.

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"One of the indictments is he lied to my committee, the House Intelligence Committee," Stewart said. "If he did that, that infuriates me. We can't do our work if witnesses are dishonest with us."

Stewart went on to say that there was no accusation in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerHouse progressive: Pelosi 'has it right' on impeachment Democrats talk subpoena for Mueller Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna: 'I'm not there yet' on impeachment MORE's indictment of coordination between Stone and Russian intelligence agencies, who are suspected to be behind the 2016 hack of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHarris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign Nevada Senate passes bill that would give Electoral College votes to winner of national popular vote 2020 Dems break political taboos by endorsing litmus tests MORE's campaign emails as well as the theft of emails from the Democratic National Committee.

Stone was accused in an indictment to have made "multiple false statements" to the House Intelligence Committee about his contacts with and about "Organization 1," which is widely believed to be WikiLeaks.

"This is now the second witness who has been indicted for or pled guilty to making false statements in testimony before our Committee," Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffKey House committee obtains subpoenaed Trump financial documents from two banks: report Judge delivers second blow to Trump over financial records Schiff goes after Barr: He lacks Giuliani's 'good looks and general likability' MORE (D-Calif.), the head of the committee, said Friday. "These prosecutions should make it abundantly clear that those who appear before congressional investigators and attempt to mislead us will be held to account."