Schiff Whacks Nunes’ Witness Requests: Will Not Abet ‘Sham Investigations’

House Intel Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) responded to Rep. Devin Nunes’ (R-CA) witness requests Saturday, saying that he would not allow the impeachment inquiry to become a “vehicle” for more “sham investigations.”

Nunes, ranking member on the committee, sent his list in a letter to Schiff earlier on Saturday, naming the whistleblower and Hunter Biden among the people Republicans want to testify.

Schiff responded in a statement, saying that he would give the request “due consideration.”

“This inquiry is not, and will not serve, however, as a vehicle to undertake the same sham investigations into the Bidens or 2016 that the President pressed Ukraine to conduct for his personal political benefit, or to facilitate the President’s effort to threaten, intimidate, and retaliate against the whistleblower who courageously raised the initial alarm,” Schiff wrote.

Republicans have been struggling to distract from the damning fact pattern established by most of the impeachment witnesses so far, complaining about the private testimonies and accusing Democrats of a lack of transparency. Since that argument will be moot next week as the public hearings begin, Republicans like Nunes seem to be casting about for a new angle rooted in the baseless conspiracy theory President Donald Trump has tried to propagate about Hunter Biden’s involvement with a Ukrainian company.

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  1. Whistleblower: People on trump’s Ukraine phone call have told me he was seeking a quid-pro-quo

    Multiple people on the call: Yes, that’s exactly what happened

    Nunes: The heck with the witnesses - we want to hear from the whistleblower.


    CBS will be broadcasting the hearings live:

  2. Avatar for jmacaz jmacaz says:

    The hearings will be an opportunity for the Republican party to shine in the national spotlight. Much as I would hate to see the proceedings interrupted by these dolts, I think the entire country, especially the Independents and sane Republicans (there are a few) deserve the opportunity to see what they have wrought

  3. Gee, Devin, looks like the scoutmaster slapped down your excellent suggestions there. Just said nope, we’re not doing that.

    You want to know the problem, really, boss? Not even your own people take your silly traitorous ass seriously. You’re a joke person. Sorry, but it’s true. : (

    In other news, they cheered for Trump in Alabama. Maybe he can go and be king of Alabama.

  4. Glad Gym Jordan will be there to add gravitas to this matter

  5. Avatar for zd123 zd123 says:

    clowns gonna clown…

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