Political Strategic Planning: Russia Probe Interviews, Documents to be Released to the Public Before the Midterms
Sunday, US House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, (R-CA) his panel will move to have all of documents related to witness interviews in its Russia probe released to the public before the November elections.
During a TV interview with Maria Bartiromo, Mr. Nunes said “full transparency is in order.”
“If you look at a lot of the facts that are now out… it’s what we found on the House Intelligence Committee,” Mr. Nunes said. “So we believe that the depositions that we took I think for nearly about 70 people, those need to be published and they need to be published, I think before the election … put out for the American people to review, so that they can see the work that we did and they can see all of the people that were interviewed by us and their answers to those questions.”
The House panel’s Russia probe concluded earlier this year after saying it found no evidence The Trump Campaign colluded with Russia in the Y 2016 Presidential campaign.
“I expect to make those available from our committee to the American public in the next few weeks,” he added.
Mr. Nunes said for the remaining classified interviews to be made available, and that he will speak to Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Dan Coats, and expects a delay to “take a matter of days.”
Mr. Nunes said he does not think President Trump has “any choice” but to declassify the relevant documents.
“If the President wants the American people to really understand just how broad and invasive this investigation has been to many Americans and how unfair it has been, he has no choice but to declassify.”
Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX), took over the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia inquiry after Mr. Nunes stepped aside due to concerns he mishandled classified information.
Mr. Nunes was cleared by the Ethics Committee last December.
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