After Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) recused himself and threatened to send the investigation off the rails, the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into President Trump’s ties to Russia is officially back on track, with new reports that the committee has agreed on a schedule and a witness list for its investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election that includes somewhere between 36 and 48 people.
According to CNN’s Anderson Cooper, the list includes Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser; Roger Stone, a Trump confidant; Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser; and Carter Page, an early Trump campaign adviser.
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) April 27, 2017
While this list excludes about ten Trump advisors who lied publicly about Russia, this is still a good start and development. To those thinking that these witnesses will lie or plead the Fifth, that’d actually be great, because witnesses who lie invariably contradict hard evidence or other witnesses and therefore eventually get caught. Those who plead the Fifth is as good as admitting guilt. That’s why the real key is to just get the witness in the door (as the GOP already knows). Under oath, liars will eventually get caught, leading to an even greater attempt to cover-up.
As they also said during Watergate: “It’s not the crime, it’s the cover-up.”