House committee may vote to send Stone transcript to Mueller

Texts show Roger Stone discussing WikiLeaks plans days before hack
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Republican political strategist and lobbyist Roger Stone

The House Intelligence Committee voted Thursday to send the transcript of its 2017 interview with Roger Stone to special counsel Robert Mueller, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

Rep. Mike Conaway, a Texas Republican on the panel, said the committee approved it unanimously by voice vote.

Conaway told reporters ahead of the vote that Mueller had made a request for a transcript from the committee, though he didn’t specify which interview.

The move dramatically raises the legal stakes for Stone, who has faced growing scrutiny in the special counsel investigation, and would suggest a heightened interest by federal prosecutors in one of President Donald Trump’s closest allies. It also would come before Democrats take power in January, with the committee’s incoming chairman, Rep. Adam Schiff of California, promising to provide Mueller with all transcripts of witnesses who testified before the panel as part of the Russia investigation.