House intelligence releases Stone transcript to Mueller

The House intelligence committee voted to release a transcript of Roger Stone's closed-door interview with the committee last year after special counsel Robert Mueller requested it, according to two people familiar with the vote

WASHINGTON -- The House intelligence committee voted Thursday to release a transcript of Roger Stone's closed-door interview with the committee last year after special counsel Robert Mueller requested it, according to two people familiar with the vote.

The people familiar with the vote declined to be named because the intelligence panel's meetings are confidential and they weren't authorized to speak about it.

Democrats have said they will send all of the committee's Russia probe transcripts to Mueller when they take the majority in January. The GOP-led committee voted earlier this year against a Democratic motion to send the transcripts to the special counsel, with Republicans saying it was a Democratic stunt.

The committee ended its Russia investigation earlier this year and said there was no evidence of collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia.

Grant Smith, a lawyer for Stone, released a letter Thursday saying he wanted Stone's transcript released publicly "such that the American citizenry and the world are able to evaluate for themselves Mr. Stone's veracity."

Smith said Stone's testimony was "forthcoming, truthful, and wholly consistent with his many detailed public statements on the matters being investigated."

Mueller has aggressively pursued criminal charges against people who have lied during the Russia investigation. So far, Mueller has charged at least six people with crimes involving making false statements to Congress, the Justice Department or the FBI.

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Associated Press writers Chad Day and Jill Colvin contributed to this report.