Special Counsel Robert Mueller is not the only one to conduct an investigation in to the allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 elections and collusion with the Trump campaign.
The House Intelligence Committee has also been conducting their own investigation and have interviewed a number of witnesses.
While some say it is doubtful that the Mueller investigation will ever be opened up to the public, that’s not the case with the House investigation.
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) is Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, and he has stated that the committee will make the depositions given by witnesses, public sometime before the midterm elections.
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(The Washington Examiner) – House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said Sunday his panel will move to have all of the documents related to witness interviews conducted as part of its Russia investigation released to the public before the 2018 midterm elections.
During an interview on Fox News, Nunes said “full transparency is in order.”
“If you look at a lot of the facts that are now out it’s the facts that are now out, it’s what we found on the House Intelligence Committee,” Nunes said on “Sunday Morning Futures.” “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.”
He added that the American public can expect to see what witnesses testified in “the next few weeks.” …
Last week, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Chairman of the House Oversight Committee said they he believed the witness deposition should be made public.
For the naysayers, it needs to be noted that last April, Nunes stepped aside from running the Russia investigation, and allowed Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) to take over the committee investigation.
There were concerns that Nunes may have mishandled the investigation, but the House Ethics Committee completely exonerated Nunes of any mishandling or other wrong doing.
In his interview Nunes also said that there is no reason for President Trump not to declassify documents that are related to the beginning of the Russia investigation or those associated with the probe into Hillary Clinton’s email investigation, and that these should all be made prior to the midterm elections.
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