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Devin Nunes wants Adam Schiff to testify in impeachment inquiry

November 10, 2019

  Adam Schiff has not covered himself in glory during the impeachment inquiry; first he made up a conversation between Donald Trump and Ukrainian officials even though he had the official transcript of the call in front of him, and then he was caught lying about his interaction with the whistleblower.

  Devin Nunez believes that the Intelligence Committee does not have jurisdiction to conduct an impeachment inquiry and that because of his interaction with the whistleblower Adam Schiff needs to testify in front of the House Intelligence Committee and the Oversight Committee, here is what he had to say in a letter he sent to Adam Schiff:

“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.”

And:

“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.”

  I think we all know that none of the several committees tasked with trying to dig up dirt on a political opponent during an election investigating the President is going to call Adam Schiff, or anybody else who has not a chance of forwarding the impeachment agenda, in front of them to testify. 

  From what I understand if the impeachment goes to trial in the Senate the Republicans will be able to call whomever they want to as witnesses so perhaps then Adam Schiff will be compelled to testify, but I would not count on it.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. peter3nj permalink
    November 10, 2019 10:17 pm

    After watching Lindsey Graham’s two step on Maria Bartoroma’s show this morning one almost certainly should feel Nunez is the lone GOP voice in the wilderness.

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