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>> Democrats are planning to share congressional testimony from some of President Donald Trump's top aides and family members with special counsel, Robert Mueller. And that could potentially land some of them in hot water. For the past two years, Trump associates have testified before the House Intelligence Committee behind closed doors, on what they know about alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.
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And sources tell Reuters that when Democrats take control, they're going to share transcripts with Mueller, to see if any of them may have lied under oath.>> There are a number who we believe were untruthful. And it's certainly in the Congress' interest as well as the broader public interest that we establish very clearly, you come and testify before us and you had better tell the truth.
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Because if not, you'll be prosecuted for it.>> Robert Mueller is investigating whether Trump or members of his campaign conspired with Russian officials to help win the 2016 election. Last week, his office won a guilty plea from Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, who admitted he lied to Congress about a business deal the Trump organization was pursuing in Moscow during the political campaign.
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And some of Trump's inner circle may now face new scrutiny over what they told the committee. That list includes the president's son, Don Jr., who took a meeting in 2016 with a Russian promising dirt on Hillary Clinton. Don Jr. and the president's public statement have offered changing and misleading explanations for the meeting.
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>> He acknowledged discussing that matter with his father, but refused to answer questions about that discussion on the basis of a claim of attorney-client privilege.>> Others questioned by the committee include Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, and former White House Communications Director, Hope Hicks.
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On Friday, Robert Mueller's team will recommend sentencing for two former Trump associates, Michael Cohen and former Campaign Chairman, Paul Manafort. Both are accused of lying to investigators and other crimes.