Republicans are slow-walking House Intelligence Committee staff appointments — and crippling Mueller's Russia probe

Republicans are slow-walking House Intelligence Committee staff appointments — and crippling Mueller's Russia probe
Robert Mueller/Screengrab
Robert Mueller/Screengrab

House Republicans are refusing to name members to the House Intelligence Committee and, in the process, are effectively stalling special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into the Trump-Russia scandal.


After pointing out that the arrest of former Trump adviser Roger Stone on Friday had been made possible because the House Intelligence Committee provided a transcript of Stone's testimony to the special counsel's office, MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow explained on Friday that the committee could also provide transcripts for testimony from other current and former Trump officials. If it was revealed to Mueller that they had lied under oath, they could file criminal charges against those individuals and perhaps acquire more information about the president in the process.

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