GOP lawmaker releases Papadopoulos transcript

The top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday released a transcript of former Trump campaign aide George PapadopoulosGeorge Demetrios PapadopoulosTrump supporters show up to DC for election protest Trump pardons draw criticism for benefiting political allies Klobuchar: Trump 'trying to burn this country down on his way out' MORE.


Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsGeorgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Finger-pointing on Capitol riot; GOP balks at Biden relief plan Perdue rules out 2022 Senate bid against Warnock MORE (R-Ga.), who has released a series of transcripts from closed-door witness interviews last year, released Papadopoulos's testimony shortly after Attorney General William BarrBill BarrPolitics in the Department of Justice can be a good thing Majority of Republicans say 2020 election was invalid: poll Biden administration withdraws from Connecticut transgender athlete case MORE delivered the conclusions of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump MORE’s 22-month long probe that did not establish collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election.

Papadopoulos came under scrutiny by investigators during the presidential race after he bragged to an Australian diplomat that the Russians had dirt on the Clinton campaign in the form of emails.

Republicans have closely scrutinized his role in triggering Mueller's investigation and demanded more information be released.  

"The American people deserve to know the origins of the probe of President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump announces new tranche of endorsements DeSantis, Pence tied in 2024 Republican poll Lawmakers demand changes after National Guard troops at Capitol sickened from tainted food MORE’s campaign," Collins said in a statement.

Read the transcript below.

Papadopoulos Transcript by M Mali on Scribd