Rep. Schiff Calls for House Intel to Publish Russia Transcripts

Rep. Schiff Calls for House Intel to Publish Russia Transcripts

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., called on the House Intelligence Committee to release the transcripts of its interviews in the Russia investigation.

“Republicans have committed to doing that,” Schiff told CNN’s “New Day” on Thursday.

Schiff, who was a member of the committee, said the committee agreed to release transcripts detailing the interviews it conducted, in order to reveal to the American people the information they contained, such as the allegations of bias from FBI agents.

However, Schiff said the Republicans on the committee might be refraining from releasing the transcripts because the interviews often show their bias toward President Donald Trump.

“The Republicans committed to doing that, but . . . they have since refused to follow through on that commitment, and I think one of the reasons is that when you read these transcripts of our interviews, you see how often the majority members were acting like defense lawyers for the president, instead of like true investigators,” Schiff said in the interview.

At another point in the interview, Schiff said Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who has come under fire for a series of anti-Trump text messages he shared with FBI attorney Lisa Page, could provide a great deal of information to the House committee.

“He’s expressed a willingness to come to Congress and testify before the relevant committees,” Schiff said.

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