House Intelligence Committee to vote Friday on releasing dozens of Russia probe transcripts

House Intelligence Committee to vote Friday on releasing dozens of Russia probe transcripts

The House Intelligence Committee will vote Friday on publicly releasing a slew of transcripts of closed-door interviews from its now closed investigation into Russian interference, including those with high-profile members of President TrumpDonald John TrumpAlaska Republican Party cancels 2020 primary Ukrainian official denies Trump pressured president Trump goes after New York Times, Washington Post: 'They have gone totally CRAZY!!!!' MORE's campaign.

Chairman Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesWe've lost sight of the real scandal Twitter won't disclose who's running parody accounts being sued by Devin Nunes Nunes campaign drops lawsuit against constituents who accused him of being a 'fake farmer' MORE (R-Calif.) has scheduled a business meeting for 9 a.m. for the committee to vote on releasing the documents.

The documents include transcripts of interviews with prominent members of the Trump campaign and the president’s family, including Steve BannonStephen (Steve) Kevin BannonWeld 'thrilled' more Republicans are challenging Trump The specter of Steve Bannon may loom over 2020 Trump campaign Sunday shows - Trump's Epstein conspiracy theory retweet grabs spotlight MORE, Hope HicksHope Charlotte HicksTrump: 'Top shows' on Fox News, cable are 'Fair (or great)' to me Trump criticizes Fox, which 'isn't working for us anymore' Sarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor MORE, Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerTrump officials mull plan to divert billions more to border wall: report California trip shows Trump doesn't always hate the media Trump's 'soldier of fortune' foreign policy MORE and Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpDemocrats introduce bill to block taxpayer-funded spending at Trump properties Trump dismisses NYT explanation on Kavanaugh correction The Hill's Morning Report - Trump takes 2020 roadshow to New Mexico MORE, as well as those with Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, and longtime Trump ally Roger StoneRoger Jason Stone3 real problems Republicans need to address to win in 2020 Judge rejects Stone's request to dismiss charges Judge dismisses DNC lawsuit against Trump campaign, Russia over election interference MORE.


They also include transcripts of interviews with officials from former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaKrystal Ball tears into 'Never Trump' Republicans Sanders campaign announces it contacted over 1 million Iowa voters Iowa Steak Fry to draw record crowds for Democrats MORE's administration, including former Director of National Intelligence James ClapperJames Robert ClapperTrump lashes out at former intel officials for criticism of Iran tweet Trump knocks news of CNN hiring ex-FBI official McCabe Conservatives lash out at CNN for hiring Andrew McCabe MORE and former Deputy Attorney General Sally YatesSally Caroline YatesMerriam-Webster: A 200-year-old dictionary offers hot political takes on Twitter Sally Yates: Moral fiber of US being 'shredded by unapologetic racism' Trump: 'Impossible for me to know' extent of Flynn investigation MORE.

The House panel’s investigation began early last year and quickly devolved into partisan infighting, resulting in the panel ending its probe in a party-line vote in March of this year. The Republican majority subsequently released a report finding no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Democrats, however, argued that Republicans ended the investigation prematurely.

Nunes said earlier this month that he planned to release the documents before the November midterm elections, after Democrats on the committee had clamored for their release.

“We believe that the depositions that we took, I think nearly about 70 people, those need to be published and they need to be published I think before the election,” Nunes said on Fox News on Sept. 16.

The interview transcripts -- 53 in all -- would first go through a declassification review by the Office of Director of National Intelligence, should the committee vote in favor of their release. It is unclear how long that process would take.