GOP Puts Schiff in Impeachment Checkmate with 8-Person Witness Request
Rep. Devin Nunes, the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, has sent a letter to committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff requesting that nine different witnesses testify “in an open setting.”
After a scathing opening that completely dismantles the “sham impeachment process,” Nunes makes his witness requests in an attempt to bring truth to an otherwise “opaque and unfair” inquiry.
The letter pulls out the big guns immediately after, calling for both Hunter Biden and Devon Archer, former board members of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings, to speak in front of lawmakers.
Nunes cites Archer’s “firsthand experiences” with the company as justification for bringing him into the public eye.
Hunter Biden, who was kicked out of the United States Navy for cocaine use before nailing a $50,000-per-month gig at Burisma, was also requested for his insight into corruption at the notorious Ukrainian company.
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Ex-Democratic National Committee staffer Alexandra Chalupa is next on the list.
Because of her work with the Ukrainian embassy in Washington, D.C., and her subsequent confirmation that she provided anti-Trump information to both the DNC and Hillary Clinton, Chalupa is an important witness.
Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale is also identified as an important witness.
Nellie Ohr, a key player in the Fusion GPS controversy, is also on the list.
This may come as a surprise to some, but her potential testimony would reveal to what extent Fusion GPS secured information from Ukrainian sources.
Ambassador Kurt Volker, called as a witness for his “firsthand knowledge of the circumstances surrounding Ukraine,” would be an important witness for Republicans to question in front of the American people.
Finally, Nunes requests that the anonymous whistleblower, along with anyone who helped him or her draft their original complaint, testify as well.
Schiff, whose office had contact with the whistleblower before his complaint went public, was called to testify by Nunes on Friday.
Nunes has Schiff between a rock and a hard place.
Any denial of these requests will only confirm that Democrats want the president booted by any means necessary.
It remains to be seen if any of Nunes’ requests are honored.
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