GOP Rep. Mark Meadows says President Donald Trump should release video that he had with Russian diplomats to explain the reasons for his trip to Moscow.
The lawmaker made the comments Wednesday as he defended his testimony that he spoke with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak at the White House last summer.
The White House said last week that the president was not under investigation.
The Hill first reported the remarks Wednesday.
The lawmaker, who is a member of the House Freedom Caucus, said he believes the video is “a key piece” of the case against Trump.
“I have seen a lot of videos and transcripts,” Meadows said in an interview.
“There’s no question about that.”
“The fact is that we’re talking about a meeting.
It’s a very significant meeting.
There’s no doubt about that.
And I think the video that we have from that meeting would provide a pretty good answer to the question,” he added.
Meadows said he is not sure why Trump was allowed to speak to the Russian diplomats, but he said the President is “entitled to the truth.”
Marks said he wants the White Street Journal to release the video, which would include Trump and the Russian ambassador’s remarks.
He added that he has spoken to several people who have access to the video.
“There are a lot more of these kinds of things that we want to get out,” he said.
Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., also has been a vocal critic of Trump’s trip to Russia, and last week he said he wanted the President to release his full transcript of the meeting.
Lieu said Wednesday that he was “not convinced” that the White Times has the transcripts and said the story of Trump and Kislyak’s meeting is “very, very thin.”