Devin Nunes Turns the Tables, Calls on Schiff To Testify
Less than a week before the start of the public impeachment hearings, Rep. Devin Nunes of California, the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, has issued a scathing letter demanding that a bombshell last-minute witness testify.
This doesn’t appear to be a trick to make Schiff squirm, but rather an actual attempt to get to the truth.
Ahead of what Nunes called a “public show trial,” the California Republican wants Schiff to sit before members of three separate committees in an attempt to clear up exactly what happened when at least one Schiff aide had secret contact with the intelligence official whose whistleblower complaint sparked the so-called Ukraine “scandal.”
“Specifically, I request that you sit for a closed-door deposition before the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight Committees,” Nunes wrote.
This would give legislators the chance to finally question Schiff about his and his staff’s dealings with the whistleblower, who took issue with a July 25 phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Considering accusations about the Democrat’s connection with the person at the center of the controversy still remain unanswered, this grilling could reveal some damning details.
“Although you publicly claim nothing inappropriate was discussed,” Nunes continued, “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.”
It looks like Schiff won’t be able to run away from this request without making his partisan impeachment attempt look even more shady, either.
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“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,” Nunes wrote.
You can read the full letter below:
The Democratic lawmaker has been accused of silencing his opponents and even allegedly decided what questions, if any, they would be allowed to ask.
Schiff, in a weaselly fashion that symbolizes the way he’s led the entire inquiry, literally fled the scene as GOP lawmakers poured into the room.
Although Schiff can always refuse to appear for questioning, it would only further prove that he has something to hide about the origins of the impeachment sham.
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