At least 53 transcripts of testimony about the alleged “Russian intervention” in the 2016 US elections are being prepared for publication. This was reported on Thursday, May 7, Fox News channel.
The channel refers to a letter from Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell to Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff on May 4. It refers to the results of the investigation of the Republicans who led the committee until 2019.
“All transcripts with our necessary editors can be made public without any fear of disclosure of classified material,” the letter said.
Grenell wrote to Schiff that the review of 43 of the 53 transcripts “was completed in June 2019” and that “an inter-agency review of the remaining 10 transcripts was completed.
The remaining 10 transcripts included interviews with Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., former advisor Steve Bannon, the president’s son-in-law and advisor Jared Kouchner, Trump Hope Hicks’ assistant and former campaign manager Cory Lewandowski.
At this point, it is not known when exactly Greenell will be able to make these documents public.
Earlier, on May 5, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the FBI described possible methods that they believe Russia could use to intervene in the upcoming presidential election. Among them are secret consultations of candidates and their election headquarters, hacker attacks, influence on the audience through social networks and state-controlled media, use of various economic levers, manipulation of the voters’ database, providing financial support to candidates.