In any previous Impeachment hearings, the minority party could call any witnesses the wished to hear from. But this time around, Schiff reserved himself the right to veto.
How convenient for him.
And yet the talking points on the left will assure us that the Republicans have equal opportunity to question the witnesses.
Our readers are intelligent enough to understand how that’s hardly the same thing.
Who do the Republicans want to hear from? Here are the names we know so far, as reported on Fox:
- Hunter Biden
- The Whistleblower — Intel Community
- Nellie Ohr — Fusion GPS
- Devon Archer — Biden’s Business Parner
- Alexandra Chalupa — Former DNC Staffer
- Tim Morrision — Former White House Official
- David Hale — State Department Official
- Kurt Volker — Former Ukraine Diplomat
Oh, and there is ONE other interesting wrinkle. Nunes and his committee have called a witness to appear behind closed doors: Adam Schiff.
It’s just a stunt, right? There’s no reason Adam Schiff would ever be expected to answer such a call, right?
Not so fast.
House Intelligence Committee, ranking member Devon Nunes is calling for Shiff to appear in a closed-door meeting because he has broken with precedent in these explicitly partisan and, as some would suggest, propagandistic hearings.
“On November 6th, you announced the beginning of public hearings associated with the Democratic Party’s partisan impeachment inquiry into President Donald J. Trump,” Nunes wrote Friday. “Based on the precedent and lack of jurisdiction, the House Intelligence Committee should not take the lead in conducting such hearings; however, by now the American people know your desire to see the duly-elected president removed from office outweighs your sense of responsibility to running a functioning intelligence oversight committee.
“Prior to the start of your public show trial next week, at least one additional closed-door deposition must take place,” he continued. “Specifically, I request that you sit for a closed-door deposition before the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight Committees.”
He then makes reference to the very early contact between Schiff’s office and the whistleblower whose complaint kicked off the whole process.
“Although you publicly claim nothing inappropriate was discussed, the three committees deserve to hear directly from you the substance and circumstances surrounding any discussions conducted with the whistleblower, and any instructions you issued regarding those discussions,” Nunes wrote. “Given that you have reneged on your public commitment to let the committees interview the whistleblower directly, you are the only individual who can provide clarity as to these conversations.”
He added: “As you know, the House Intelligence Committee has precedent for such an arrangement. During the Committee’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, sitting Members of Congress agreed to participate in closed-door depositions. Given your championing of such an arrangement two years ago, you should have no problem with you appearing before the three committees to discuss your interactions with the whistleblower.”
What kind of questions would they ask him?
The source told Fox News that Republicans want answers to questions like: “How many times did he [Schiff] meet with the whistleblower? What did they advise the whistleblower to do? How much was Schiff involved in this? Did he recommend the whistleblower give the complaint to the intelligence community inspector general, even though there was no intel component so that he could be involved?”
This is the same Shifty that gets the final say over who can and cannot testify.
He is a fact witness, right? Why should he be the one holding the gavel in a process that could lead to something as consequential as impeachment? Why would they risk the integrity of the process being put into disrepute by letting a partisan hack like Schiff run the show?
We’ve all seen the dishonest games the left have played with the power they’re entrusted with, they’re obviously unworthy of that trust.
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