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Schiff: House Intel will release all Russia probe transcripts to Mueller

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said Friday that the House Intelligence Committee will release all interview transcripts from its Russia probe to special counsel Robert Mueller.

Schiff announced the decision in a statement after Roger Stone, who worked on President Trump’s campaign team as an informal adviser, was arrested by the FBI following an indictment by Mueller’s team.

{mosads}“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.”

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.

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