EXCLUSIVE: Republicans on the Home Judiciary and Oversight Committees are accusing Home Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff of “blocking” Russia probe transcripts and are demanding entry to the supplies, Fox Information has discovered.
Fox Information obtained a letter penned by Home Judiciary Committee Rating Member Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and signed by practically two dozen Home Republicans, calling for entry to interview transcripts and different materials obtained in the course of the Home Intelligence Committee’s Russia probe.
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The letter, directed to Schiff, D-Calif., and committee Rating Member Devin Nunes, R-Calif., referenced the panel’s investigation into “Russian energetic measures to affect the 2016 presidential election, together with whether or not people related to the presidential campaigns labored with Russia,” which started in January 2017.
The committee “after interviewing 73 people and reviewing over 300,000 paperwork” issued a report in 2018 revealing that “the Trump marketing campaign didn’t collude with Russia,” it states. It provides that the committee voted in September 2018 to launch “53 transcripts.”
“We perceive now that Chairman Schiff is obstructing the discharge of those transcripts,” they wrote. “This information, if correct, is disturbing—particularly in mild of Chairman Schiff’s cries in 2019 for transparency relating to allegations that the Trump marketing campaign colluded with Russia.”
“For practically 4 years, outstanding Democrat politicians advert commentators alleged that President Trump colluded with Russia, with Chairman Schiff going as far as to say that he had ‘direct proof’ of collusion,” they wrote. “Now that these allegations have been disproven by a number of investigations, the American folks should have transparency about why public figures reminiscent of Chairman Schiff proceed to advertise such wild accusations.”
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The Republicans, calling for the general public launch of the transcripts, mentioned they “require entry to this materials for our ongoing oversight of the Division of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.”
The letter was signed by Jordan, and GOP Reps. Mike Johnson, Ken Buck, James Sensenbrenner, Chip Roy, Michael Cloud, James Comer, Jody Hice, Glenn Grothman, Steve Chabot, Matt Gaetz, Andy Biggs, Ben Cline, Doug Collins, Man Reschenthaler, Louie Gohmert, Kelly Armstrong, Paul Gosar, Thomas Massie, Greg Steube, Bob Gibbs, Clay Higgins, Ralph Norman, Carol Miller, Fred Keller, Tom McClintock, and Debbie Lesko.
A spokesman for Schiff didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ request for remark.