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 StewartAtlanta Wendy's 911 call the night of Rayshard Brooks's death released Tyler Perry offers to pay for funeral of Rayshard Brooks Current, former NHL players form diversity coalition to fight intolerance in hockey MORE (R-Utah) on Friday said he was angered by allegations that Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneDemocrats blast Trump for commuting Roger Stone: 'The most corrupt president in history' Trump commutes Roger Stone's sentence Appeals court denies Stone's motion to delay prison sentence 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) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout 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 confirms 2018 US cyberattack on Russian troll farm Hillicon Valley: Facebook considers political ad ban | Senators raise concerns over civil rights audit | Amazon reverses on telling workers to delete TikTok Biden campaign hires top cybersecurity officials to defend against threats 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 SchiffDemocrats blast Trump for commuting Roger Stone: 'The most corrupt president in history' Trump commutes Roger Stone's sentence Supreme Court rulings reignite Trump oversight wars in Congress 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."