The House Intelligence Committee has voted to release most of the transcripts of witnesses interviewed over the course of its year-long Russia investigation.
Democrats are alleging that Republicans are selectively withholding about a half dozen transcripts — including of interviews with sitting members Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-California, and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Florida, and of those with former intelligence agency heads.
Speaking to reporters after the vote, Ranking Member Adam Schiff, D-California, said Democrats also made motions to subpoena documents including bank and phone records related to some witnesses’ testimony — which he said the majority rejected.
On the withholding of the Rohrabacher transcript, Schiff told reporters, “Either they or he have a concern about what’s in that transcript — you would have to ask them why.”
The transcripts will now go for a classification review to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and will be released in a batch at a later date. The timing of their public release is not clear; Schiff estimated there would be several thousand pages of interviews ultimately released.
SOURCE: CBS News, Olivia Gazis