House Intelligence Committee chair, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) is going to turn Donald Trump Jr‘s testimony transcript over to Mueller for investigation of perjury.
Transcript via ABC’s This Week:
STEPHANOPOULOS: Your — your — your colleague on the committee, Jackie Speier — Congresswoman Jackie Speier, told CNN that she believes that Don Jr. — Donald Trump Jr. lied to your committee on at least two occasions. Do you agree?
SCHIFF: Well, I’d like the special counsel to have access to Don Jr.’s testimony and determine whether it is evidence of — of false statements. I — I think and I greatly appreciate the seriousness with which the special counsel takes lying to Congress. So I’ll let Bob Mueller be the judge of that.
But one of the first acts, if not the first act, of our committee will be to send all of these transcripts of all the witnesses to Bob Mueller so that he can consider whether additional perjury charges are warranted.
Donald Trump Jr. Lied To Congress About the Trump Tower Meeting
The public knowledge strongly points to Donald Trump Jr. lying to Congress about the Trump Tower meeting with the Russians. The Special Counsel’s office will have more evidence than Congress related to what the president’s son knew and if he was telling the truth when he testified before Congress. Donald Trump Jr. and his father cooked up a false story about adoptions to cover up the real purpose of the meeting.
Adam Schiff is about to give Mueller evidence that Republicans wouldn’t
When Devin Nunes was the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee the majority spent their time trying to discredit and undermine Mueller’s investigation. Now that Democrats are in charge of the probe, there is a new level of cooperation with the Special Counsel’s office. The odds that Donald Trump Jr. is charged with a crime went up exponentially when Democrats took back the House, not due to partisan bias, but the fact that a real investigation will now be done.
The hammer is about to fall on the president’s son, and if you think Trump is losing now, wait until the indictment comes against Don Jr.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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