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 StewartHill-HarrisX poll: 76 percent oppose Trump pardoning former campaign aides Dems fear Trump is looking at presidential pardons House passes series of measures hitting Russia, Putin MORE (R-Utah) on Friday said he was angered by allegations that Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneOverwhelming majority of voters want final Mueller report released: poll Trump seizes on poll that shows half agree Mueller investigation is a 'witch hunt' Judge sets Roger Stone trial for early November 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.


"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 Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe 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 ClintonTrump mocks wind power: 'When the wind doesn't blow, just turn off the television' Trump's approval rating stable at 45 percent Kellyanne Conway: 'I think my gender helps me with the president' 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 SchiffDems request probe into spa owner suspected of trying to sell access to Trump Dems fear Trump is looking at presidential pardons The Hill's Morning Report — Trump readies first veto after latest clash with Senate GOP 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."