Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said that one of his first acts as chair would be to turn over Russia witness transcripts to Robert Mueller.
Schiff said on CNN’s State Of The Union, “We hope as one of our first acts to make the transcripts of our witnesses fully available to the Special Counsel for any purpose, including the bringing of perjury charges, if necessary, against any of the witnesses. But also to see the evidence that they contain and help flesh out the picture for the Special Counsel. We also really immediately went to work in reaching out to private institutions, to lay the foundation to get records as soon as our committee is constituted.”
Chairman Schiff is bringing Trump’s worst nightmare to life a parade of witnesses like Roger Stone and Donald Trump Jr. have lied to the House Intel Committee. The plan for Trump and his allies was always dependant on them getting away with crimes like perjury because Republicans controlled the House, and they would never face prosecution. Whether it was arrogance or hubris, the Trump people never saw the blue wave coming.
Michael Cohen was already charged by the Special Counsel with lying to Congress, and there could be a whole host of Trump allies and family members that could soon join him in facing the same charge.
Rep. Schiff is going to get records, and his committee with be sharing relevant information with the Special Counsel investigation. Trump’s Russia firewall was the Republican-controlled House. His firewall is gone, and House Democrats are putting the pieces of the puzzle together that will lead to more criminal charges for those closest to this president.
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