House Democrats to send Mueller testimony transcripts from Trump aides
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats taking control of the U.S. House of Representatives in January plan to send Special Counsel Robert Mueller the transcripts of testimony by some
of President Donald Trump’s closest associates so they can be reviewed for evidence and possible falsehoods, said three sources familiar with the matter.
Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, son Donald Trump Jr, former advisers Roger Stone and Corey Lewandowski, personal aide Rhona Graff and former personal aides Hope Hicks and
Keith Schiller all testified before the House Intelligence Committee while it was under control of its outgoing Republican majority.
At a House Intelligence Committee meeting in late September, Republicans rejected a proposal by Democrats that the full transcripts of interviews conducted by the committee during
its own probe into allegations of Russian election interference be sent to Mueller and his team. Republicans did vote at that meeting to send 53 transcripts to the Director of National
Intelligence for declassification and eventual release.
So far, the committee has only made public the transcripts of interviews with three witnesses: former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, private military contractor Erik Prince, and
Glenn Simpson, the founder of a research firm which hired a former British spy to produce a controversial dossier on alleged links between Trump and Russia.
Two sources told Reuters that they expect Mueller’s office to examine the transcripts of the testimony from Stone as well as key Trump associates including Kushner and Donald Jr for
possible falsehoods. Stone’s lawyer, Grant Smith, said Stone’s testimony to Congress was “entirely accurate.”
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