New House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said one of the first orders of business on his agenda is to turn over congressional testimony provided to his panel to special counsel Robert Mueller now that he’s in charge.
“We hope, as one of our first acts, to make the transcript of our witnesses fully available to the special counsel for any purpose, including the bringing of perjury charges, if necessary, against any of the witnesses, but also to see the evidence that they contain and help flesh out the picture for the special counsel,” Schiff told CNN’s “State of the Union.” “We also really immediately went to work in reaching out to private institutions to lay the foundation to get records as soon as our committee is constituted.”
Schiff, however, did not name who he thought could be at risk of being caught lying to Congress. The California Democrat’s comments come after the House Intelligence Committee voted last month to release the transcript of a 2017 closed-door meeting with Roger Stone, a former confidant of President Trump, to Mueller’s office.
A grand jury impaneled for Mueller’s team to help with the federal Russia investigation was extended for half a year.
“Well, he’s clearly not done,” Schiff said of the special counsel. “There’s more work for the grand jury. Now, whether that is a full six months’ more work or some portion less than that, clearly, there are other potential charges that he must be considering. There’s no purpose for a grand jury I think otherwise.”