Congressman Fred Keller, GOP Congressmen to Schiff: Release the Transcripts

May 5, 2020
Press Release
Letter calls on House Select Committee to follow their vote and release failed Russian collusion interview transcripts

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) joined 25 other Republican members from the House Oversight and Reform Committee and the House Judiciary Committee calling for the release of 53 transcripts of individuals interviewed as part of the committees’ investigation into the Russian collusion hoax currently being blocked by House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) Chairman Adam Schiff.


"In January 2017, HPSCI began an investigation into Russian active measures to influence the 2016 Presidential election, including whether individuals associated with the presidential campaigns worked with Russia. In March 2018, after interviewing 73 individuals and reviewing over 300,000 documents, HPSCI issued a report finding that the Trump campaign did not collude with Russia. According to public reports, HPSCI voted in September 2018 to release 53 transcripts,” the letter reads in part.


“We understand now that Chairman Schiff is blocking the release of these transcripts. This news, if accurate, is disturbing—especially in light of Chairman Schiff’s cries in 2019 for transparency regarding allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.”


You can read the full letter HERE.


On the letter, Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) made the following statement:


“For years, Democrats called for transparency while they relentlessly pursued a false Russian collusion narrative. Now that the collusion narrative has been thoroughly debunked, the American people deserve the full picture of why Democrats divided the nation in search of a myth.


“By not releasing these transcripts, Chairman Schiff is once again deliberately withholding from the American people critical information as he continues his pattern of selective leaks, misleading narratives, divisive behavior and outright lies. This must end and he must release these transcripts.”