I think I get the game now...
That would be quite bad for Republicans.
However, I suspect it was done to create a pretext for not releasing the transcripts.
It’s the congressional version of “I’d release my taxes but they’re under audit.”
...however, as Republicans are apt to do, it creates unintended consequences.
Once Dems get that, they’ll use that same logic to call for criminal referrals for everyone from Junior to Kushner to Sessions.
That will inevitably lead to a re-litigation of all of the things reporters reported - which have now been corrobrated.
...only to discover that they’ve merely kicked that can down the road while pumping a cpl new shells into their own feet.
I curse you, small keyboard!
Releasing their testimony will not just let the genie out of the bottle, it will smash the bottle for good.
R’s have good reason to dread that.