Schiff Reveals Decision on Publicly Releasing Impeachment Inquiry Transcripts

The Hill is reporting that Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman, Adam Schiff announced that he will eventually release the closed-door impeachment inquiry transcripts to the public. In a Dear Colleague letter sent to members of the House and Senate, Schiff wrote:

At a time that it will not jeopardize investigative equities, we will make the interview transcripts public, subject to any necessary redactions for classified or sensitive information…. we also anticipate that at an appropriate point in the investigation, we will be taking witness testimony in public, so that the full Congress and the American people can hear their testimony firsthand.

The Hill states:

The Dear Colleague letter is designed to counter arguments from Republicans in both the White House and Congress that Democrats are conducting an invalid investigation, since their witness interviews are being held behind closed doors, outside the eyes of the public and lawmakers who don’t sit on the three committees leading the investigations.  

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