House Panel to Probe Any Foreign Financial Leverage Over President Trump

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The House Intelligence Committee announced on Wednesday that it will be releasing “transcripts of testimony taken before the Committee” to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office, as well as the rest of the Department of Justice. More than 50 transcripts will be sent to Mueller, including conversations with Donald Trump Jr. and Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

The Committee also plans to release the transcripts to the public. However, the Intelligence Community must first examine the transcripts for classified information.

Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Committee chairperson, outlined the “five interconnected lines of inquiry” that the Committee will be following in the investigation:

The scope and scale of the Russian government’s operations to influence the United States of America political process and the United States of America government’s response, during and since the 2016 election.

This jurisdiction of any links and adjustment between the Russian government or concerned oversea actors, and individuals associated with Donald Trump’s campaign, transition, administration, or business interests, in the advancement of the Russian government’s as well as public interests.

Whether any alien actor has sought to compromise or holds leverage, financial or otherwise, over Donald Trump, his family, his business, or his associates.

Whether USA President Donald Trump, his Household or his partners are or were at any time at heightened gamble of, or vincible to, oversea exploitation, inducement, manipulation, pressure, or coercion, or have sought to influence USA government policy in service of foreign interests. And

Whether any actors or performer – foreign or civil – sought or are seeking to impede, obstruct, and/or mislead authorized taking care of into these matters, including those in the Congress.

Schiff adds that the Committee may follow other lines of inquiry, depending on the direction that the investigation goes.