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Schiff says impeachment inquiry transcripts could be released as soon as next week

Transcripts from House impeachment inquiry interviews will soon be released to the public, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said Thursday night.

All of the interviews have been conducted behind closed doors; some witnesses have released their opening statements and other details have been shared by people who were in the room. Schiff told CNN's Chris Cuomo that when Americans "see the transcripts, and we expect to begin releasing them as early as next week, you'll see that the Republicans have every bit as much time to ask questions."

Schiff also compared President Trump to former President Richard Nixon, saying the "main difference is the president now has Fox prime time and that allows his supporters to live in this alternative fact world. And, frankly, I think if Richard Nixon had had Fox prime time, he would have never been forced to leave office. And that is what we're up against. You know, an information environment in which you can live in a world devoid of facts."