Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffOvernight Hillicon Valley — Hacking goes global Schiff calls on Amazon, Facebook to address spread of vaccine misinformation Spotlight turns to GOP's McCarthy in Jan. 6 probe MORE (D-Calif.) said Friday that the House Intelligence Committee will release all interview transcripts from its Russia probe to special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE.
Schiff announced the decision in a statement after Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneRoger Stone served with Capitol riot lawsuit during radio interview Lawyer for 17 Jan. 6 defendants says he's been released from hospital Democrats' Jan. 6 subpoena-palooza sets dangerous precedent MORE, who worked on President TrumpDonald TrumpCapitol fencing starts coming down after 'Justice for J6' rally Netanyahu suggests Biden fell asleep in meeting with Israeli PM Aides try to keep Biden away from unscripted events or long interviews, book claims MORE’s campaign team as an informal adviser, was arrested by the FBI following an indictment by Mueller’s team.
“This is now the second witness who has been indicted for or plead guilty to making false statements in testimony before our Committee,” Schiff said on Twitter.
“The first order of business for the Committee will be to release all remaining transcripts to the Special Counsel’s Office, and we will continue to follow the facts wherever they lead.”
Most significant in the Stone indictment is new info that a senior campaign official was “directed” in July 2016 to contact Mr. Stone about additional Wikileaks releases.— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) January 25, 2019
This was at same time candidate Trump was publicly calling for Russia’s help in obtaining Clinton’s emails. pic.twitter.com/wtDDmHwyWt
As chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Schiff and his colleagues have been conducting their own investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election.
“Neither we nor the Special Counsel will tolerate efforts by any person to impede any investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, nor to pressure a witness to withhold testimony from or mislead Congress,” Schiff said.
Stone’s indictment accused him of making "multiple false statements" to the House Intelligence Committee during his testimony about his interactions with WikiLeaks.
WikiLeaks is said to be the organization referred to in the indictment as “Organization 1.” The group released hacked emails from the Democratic Party ahead of the 2016 election.
Schiff said earlier this week that Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen is expected to testify before his panel and the House Oversight and Reform Committee, despite the postponement of his Feb. 7 appearance due to what Cohen says were threats against his family.
Cohen admitted last year that he lied to Congress. He is scheduled to start his three-year prison sentence in March but has agreed to meet with the House committees before then.