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House Republicans have lost the majority, but they are not giving up the megaphone you used to the challenge of the Russia-probe-narrative.
In the midst of the fever of expectation on the conclusion of the Special Counsel, to Robert Mueller probe, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee has a mission, the publication of a series of transcripts from closed-door interviews by the panel comes from the GOP majority. Last Week, Ranking Member Doug Collins, R-Ga., unilaterally published hundreds of pages of interviews with former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa page with juicy details about the anti-Trump of so-called “insurance” (in relation to the Russia-probe), their affair, and also the steps that the DOJ officials allegedly took in order to avoid heavy fees for Hillary Clinton during the 2016 E-Mail inquiry.
And this is only the beginning.
“There’s a lot more—at least 20 or more transcripts as part of this investigation,” Collins told Fox News in an interview this week. “We are going through, not in any particular order, but we want to make sure that you are ready to go.”
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Earlier this month, Collins is the transcript of an interview with Ministry of justice official Bruce ear released the information to the FBI in reference to Trump and his 2016 presidential campaign, which alleged ties to Russia. The ear of the woman, Nellie, works for the company, Fusion of GPS, commissioned by the notorious anti-Trump-dossier.
It is unclear, at this point, the transcripts Collins will continue to release. Collins explains that his staff ensure, that there are “no problems” with the transcripts that would reveal “sources and methods.”
“There is no classified information here … and I’m not going editorializing these transcripts,” he said. “We are just going to, you is out, so that [the Americans] can look, ask how they are asked and answered, and how they developed the narrative.”
The Committee saw a number of high-profile justice Department and FBI officials behind closed doors during the last Congress, receiving testimony from officials like Nellie Ohr, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and former FBI lawyer James Baker, among others.
Collins’ decision to release transcripts, even if in the minority, is not unprecedented.
Last year, Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released hundreds of pages of transcripts from a closed-door interview with the Fusion-GPS-co-founder Glenn Simpson.
Your move harsh criticism from Republicans prompted the Committee, with the help of a spokesman for the former Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, called it “absolutely distorted”, you would investigation “one-sided publication of a transcript of the witness interview in the middle of a current.”
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Feinstein said she regretted not talking to Grassley before, blaming their decision on a “bad cold.”
Former House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, now a Fox News article explains the importance of a high-ranking member of taking this kind of action.
“In General, it is the prerogative of the President make such decisions. In my experience, it is very unusual for the ranking member, to do that unilaterally,” Chaffetz on Fox News over the telephone said on Wednesday. The Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-NY, whose office did not respond to requests for comment on this report.
“The fact that Chairman Nadler has not said anything publicly seems to be a tacit consent,” Chaffetz said, calling Collins a “very responsible person.”
Chaffetz went on to explain that, in General, transcripts of closed-door depositions or transcribed interviews are not permitted, from the Committee. He said to check that, if a member of staff, wanted a witness, she would have to go to do a particular space, but would not have the opportunity, take a copy with you to ensure that nothing has been published, “even the innocent.”
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“The fact that Collins is an indication that the majority of are comfortable with them,” said Chaffetz. “It would be difficult for not to say the most to, the release, when you say at the same time, that everything will be published.”
He added: “If Doug Collins this, is it to make a pretty tough debate that he’s doing something wrong.”
Meanwhile, Collins defended his move, saying that Nadler (who is pursuing his own far-reaching investigation of the trump administration and campaign) and other Democrats in the majority, “really, not everything said about the transcripts.”
“I think she struggles with her own agenda now,” Collins told Fox News. “You have not said anything about the transcripts to us, and I think your narrative seems to be falling apart right before your eyes.”
He added: “things are not easy.”
Nadler, however, defended the work of the FBI probe in Russia-case and stressed the important role that it can play its Committee, to dig deeper.
In the announcement of a new Committee investigation earlier this month, he said: “in recent years, President Trump has evaded responsibility for its near-daily attacks on our fundamental legal, ethical and constitutional requirements and standards. The investigation of these threats to the rule of law is a duty of the Congress and is a core function of the House Judiciary Committee.”