“Mr. Speaker, I request the link www.dougcollins.house.gov/baker be placed in the record so the American people can review the transcript of one of James Baker’s interviews.”

WASHINGTON — Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, made the following statement on the House floor releasing the transcript of the first of James Baker’s interviews by the Committee on the Judiciary, joint with the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Below are the remarks as prepared.

Ranking Member Doug Collins: Mr. Speaker, I have released several transcripts of interviews from the Judiciary Committee’s investigation into the apparent wrongdoing at the FBI and Justice Department. Today, I am releasing another.

The American people deserve transparency. They deserve to know what transpired in the highest levels of the FBI at the origin of the probe of President Trump’s campaign.

Mr. Speaker, I request the link www.dougcollins.house.gov/baker be placed in the record so the American people can review the transcript of one of James Baker’s interviews.

Out of an abundance of caution, this transcript has a limited number of narrowly tailored redactions, relating only to confidential sources and methods, non-public information about ongoing investigations and non-material personal information.

I will continue to work to release as many transcripts as possible, including the entirety of Mr. Baker’s interviews with the Judiciary Committee. The American people deserve the truth.