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Dozens of Russia probe transcripts poised for release after end of intel review

Dozens of Russia probe transcripts poised for release after end of intel review
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Thursday, 07 May, 2020, 10:30

The intelligence community has completed a long-delayed review of transcripts connected to the House Republican-led investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, a development that could reignite the furor over the long-dormant probe.
Ric Grenell, President Donald Trump's acting director of national intelligence, informed lawmakers this week in newly disclosed correspondence that the White House has dropped its demand to review aspects of the testimony, which had led to a yearlong standoff with Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, who took control of the committee last year.
The move paves the way for as many as 53 transcripts from that investigation to be released publicly, more than two years after the probe concluded.
“After more than a year of unnecessary delay, the ODNI has finally concluded its protracted classification review of the Committee’s transcripts, and it also appears the White House has now abandoned its improper insistence on reviewing key transcripts, which the Committee appropriately rejected," a House Intelligence Committee spokesman said in a statement.