Report: Mueller asks House Intelligence Committee for transcript of Roger Stone's testimony

Roger Stone.
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On Friday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller requested that the House Intelligence Committee turn over an official transcript of Roger Stone's closed-door testimony from September 2017, people familiar with the matter told The Washington Post on Wednesday.

This is the first time Mueller has formally asked the committee for material collected during its investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign, people with knowledge of the matter said, and it's a sign he may be preparing to charge Stone with a crime. "Prosecutors can't bring a charge without an original certified copy of the transcript that shows the witness lied," former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirshner told the Post.

Stone is one of President Trump's longtime friends and informal advisers, and Mueller has been investigating whether Stone knew in advance that WikiLeaks planned on releasing hacked Democratic emails during the presidential campaign. Stone accurately predicted the document dump and bragged about being in contact with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, but has since said he was exaggerating.

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