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Schiff Rejects GOP Request For Whistleblower To Testify In Impeachment Proceedings

Chuck Ross on November 10, 2019

Rep. Adam Schiff rejected House Republicans’ request Saturday to call the Trump whistleblower to testify publicly in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, calling the testimony “redundant and unnecessary.”

GOP California Rep. Devin Nunes, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, listed the whistleblower, who is reported to be a CIA analyst, along with seven other potential witnesses that Republicans want to have testify publicly in the impeachment proceedings.

Along with the whistleblower, Nunes listed Hunter Biden and his business partner, Devon Archer, along with former Fusion GPS contractor Nellie Ohr and former Democratic National Committee operative Alexandra Chalupa.

Schiff shot down calling the whistleblower to testify, asserting that many of the allegations in his Aug. 12 complaint “not only confirms, but far exceeds, the initial information in the whistleblower’s complaint.”

“The whistleblower’s testimony is therefore redundant and unnecessary. In light of the President’s threats, the individual’s appearance before us would only place their personal safety at grave risk,” Schiff wrote in a letter to Nunes.

That is a reversal for the California Democrat, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee and is leading the impeachment investigation for Democrats.

Before the House Intelligence Committee released the whistleblower’s complaint on Sept. 26, Schiff said Congress would want to hear from the whistleblower. But he changed his tune on the matter after it was revealed that the whistleblower had contact with one of Schiff’s aides prior to filing the complaint. Schiff failed to disclose in numerous interviews leading up to the release of the complaint that his aide had contact with the whistleblower.

Nunes formally called on Schiff to testify in a deposition about his office’s contact with the whistleblower Friday.

In denying the GOP request to hear from the whistleblower, Schiff said that the impeachment investigation “will not serve as vehicles for any Member to carry out the same sham investigations into the Bidens or debunked conspiracies about 2016 U.S. election interference that President Trump pressed Ukraine to conduct for his personal political benefit.”

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  • And the deeper this goes, the more dirt comes out about Killery and the Kenyan being involved in all of it, eyeball deep!!!!

  • Old "Bug eyes" is nothing short of insane and a disgrace to every American citizen. He needs to take a long walk on a short pier!

  • No whistleblower lol? No one turning in the original complaint then, and the whole thing is stood down.

    Otherwise, we go back to MME Guillotine. As in right outside the castle (the hearings) is a guillotine set up, french revolution style.
    Rule 1: The magistrate running the "trial" is always right.
    Rule 2: Replies to the magistrate that do not prove #1 will be considered "obstuctive" and a "contempt of court" punishable by a visit to MME Guillotine.

    Which lops off probably 8 or ten heads per day...

  • The more Shifty Schiffy tries to keep the whistleblower out of sight and out of mind the more I believe the whistleblower to be a figment of his imagination. Come on Shifty, shine the light on your whistleblower and once and for all appease everyone's curiosity!

  • Are WE THE PEOPLE really so powerless to take the sh.tt show master Schiff to court and account for his action.
    He is aiding and abetting conspiracies together with his cronies in coup to topple a duly elected President and nothing is done about it?
    This is outrageous.
    Don't we know that he is a SORROS cronies and let this leading duo trample the Constitution.
    When will an indictment come before more damage to the Constitution will be done?

  • Little Adam Shifty Shitt is determined to make the Democrat Party look like a bunch of rabid witch hunters going after a Fantasy.

  • IF THE WHISTLE BLOWER DOESN'T ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM THE GOP THEN HIS TESTIMONY ISN'T VALID AND SHOULD BE DISMISSED !!!!!HEAR SAY HAS NEVER BEEN USED IN ANY COURT IN AMERICA'S HISTORY AS PROOF OF ANY THING !!!!! IF IT WAS, THEN A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD BE IN JAIL !!!! I GUESS FROM THE DEMON RATS POINT OF VIEW YOU ARE GUILTY UNTIL YOU CAN PROVE YOUR SELF INNOCENT ( WITHOUT ACCESS TO TO WITNESSES ,CAN'T ASK ANY QUESTIONS THAT MAKES THE JUDGE,JURY AND EXECUTIONER LOOK STUPID,CAN'T TALK WITHOUT BEING INTERRUPTED BY JUDGE,JURY AND EXECUTIONER)IE A KANGAROO COURT JUDGE DOESN'T LIKE YOUR QUESTIONS!!!! I WOULD WALK OUT ON THIS GESTAPO COURT !!!!!

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