Donald Trump: Adam Schiff 'Political Hack' Focused on 'Presidential Harassment'

Donald Trump slams 'ridiculous partisan investigations' into his presidency

Schiff has indicated that he will re-open parts of the committee probe, which Republicans closed last March, concluding there was no evidence of conspiracy or collusion between Russian Federation and Trump's presidential campaign.

In a statement released prior to the committee's meeting Wednesday, Republicans, led by Ranking Member Devin Nunes, R-California, called for the transcripts' immediate release, citing an "unacceptable delay" in their review. "He has no basis to do that", Trump told reporters, when asked about Schiff's plans to expand the scope of the House Intelligence Committee's probe. "And it really does hurt our country".

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been investigating Russia's role in the election and whether there was any collusion or obstruction of justice by the Trump team. In the meantime, members have said, they think Mueller is best equipped to determine who is telling the truth.

"The special counsel's office, the Justice Department and its elements will now have access to those transcripts for any goal which will facilitate justice", Schiff told reporters after the committee's vote, adding that the transcripts will be sent to Mueller's investigators immediately.

The committee voted on the step to release the transcripts Wednesday at its organizational meeting, where it announced it will relaunch the probe and focus on five key areas of interest.

House Intelligence Committee Republicans said in a joint statement that they're "happy" about making "all the transcripts available to the executive branch, including the Special Counsel's office, as part of the process of publishing them for the American people to see".

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He was sentenced to three years in federal prison in December and is scheduled to report on March 6.

Schiff told The Washington Post previous year that there's a "whole set of potential financial conflicts of interests and emoluments problems that Congress will need to get to the bottom of" when it comes to the president's relationship with the Middle Eastern nation. Cohen is still expected to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee for a closed-door interview next Wednesday.

Trump's former fixer and personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, and a longtime adviser, Roger Stone, have been charged with lying to the panel.

The committee will also investigate whether any of the president's policy decisions were the result of foreign exploitation and whether any foreign actors are attempting to impede congressional or other investigations into those topics. Schiff wouldn't say whether Mueller had requested other transcripts, but noted that the committee had voted to withhold a small number of transcripts from the public and also that some witnesses had been interviewed since then.

He said the majority declined to issue any subpoenas requested by Republicans because the committee meant to seek voluntary testimony before it resorted to compelling witnesses to testify.

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