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"The committee also plans to release to the public all investigation transcripts, as it is committed to providing the American public with greater transparency and insight into Russia's operations and the USA government's response", Schiff said after the Intelligence Committee met today.

"It's called presidential harassment and it's unfortunate and it really does hurt our country", Trump said.

Schiff indicated that the panel had uncovered evidence of such vulnerabilities while under Republican leadership but neglected to pursue it. Republicans ended that probe in March, concluding there was no evidence of conspiracy or collusion between Russian Federation and Trump's presidential campaign.

Schiff said the panel would release transcripts of all interviews after Roger Stone, a longtime ally of Trump, was charged with lying to Congress.

Schiff also told reporters Wednesday that the House Intelligence Committee will not be "intimidated or threatened" by Trump's comments.

Representative Adam Schiff told reporters Wednesday that the panel will focus in part on "making sure that the policy of the United States is being driven by the national interest, and not by any financial entanglement, financial leverage, or other form of compromise" by "the Russians or the Saudis or anyone else".

Trump has repeatedly called the Justice Department investigation a "witch hunt" and insists there was no collusion.

Cohen was scheduled to speak with the committee on Thursday.

Manchester United ready for 'tough' and 'enjoyable' top-four fight, says Solskjær
In all, de Gea made six saves and United held on to collect its ninth win in 10 matches under Solskjaer. He got a dead leg early on but played through it.


Cohen, who is expected to begin a three-year prison sentence next month for lying to Congress and committing financial crimes, was due to appear before the House Intelligence panel for a closed-door interview this week. The investigation, Schiff said, would also explore whether Trump or his associates have "sought to influence US government policy in service of foreign interests" and any potential obstruction into the various investigations.

Stone pleaded not guilty to charges last month that he lied to the House panel about his discussions during the 2016 election about WikiLeaks, the anti-secrecy group that released thousands of emails stolen from Democrats.

Last year, both Republicans and Democrats voted to release all of the transcript materials to the public, pending a review by the intelligence community.

It is unclear if Mueller has since requested any other transcripts, or if he has already seen any of them.

Democratic lawmakers have previously cast doubt on the congressional testimony of the president's oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., and his son-in-law and senior adivser, Jared Kushner, among others.

Republicans Wednesday made motions to publish unclassified transcripts of interviews with the committee, but Democrats blocked them, saying there actually was some classified material in those transcripts, CNN reported.

Democrats also opposed a Republican motion at the meeting Wednesday to subpoena several witnesses.

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