Former Trump campaign official Michael Caputo, who voluntarily provided sworn testimony to the House Intelligence Committee in July, told the Washington Examiner Wednesday he has had no contact from the Justice Department or the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller.
Caputo drew the interest of the congressional investigations because of his several months of service to the Trump campaign, but also his long-standing ties with Russia.
In the 1990s, Caputo lived in Russia for a few years. He also worked for Russia state-owned Gazprom Media, which some have characterized as Caputo having worked directly for the benefit of Vladimir Putin, but Caputo disputes.
Caputo's situation is much different than what former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is going through. The FBI raided Manafort's home in July, and reportedly seized his tax records.
Meanwhile, Caputo said he is still pushing for the release of the transcript to his testimony before the House Intelligence Committee. He said that transcript is not ready yet, but says its release is important because he believes it will help confirm that he didn't lie before the lawmakers.
Not long after Caputo's interview with the committee, Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., told CNN, "But from what I understand, Mr. Caputo has a number of questions that he is going to have to answer because it appears he may have actually lied."
Caputo said he's baffled at Speier's remarks because she wasn't in attendance for the hearing, and there was no transcript.
The congresswoman's remarks caused Caputo to say at the time, "I caution everyone against participating in closed hearings into this matter, because it's starting to feel like a rigged game." A request for comment from Rep. Speier's office was not returned.
Caputo has battled with Speier before. In a March open hearing of the House Intelligence Committee, Speier referred to a "spider web" of influence from Russia to Trump, and named associates like Roger Stone, Carter Page and Caputo.
Immediately after his July testimony, Caputo said of Speier's absence, "I'm a little disappointed because I wanted to see her face-to-face."
Caputo also said he and his attorneys are still in discussions with the Senate Intelligence Committee about him providing the committee with documents, but that he still hasn't been invited to testify.