Nunes: Impeachment Transcripts Are Devastating to the Democrats
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Republican ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes recently spoke out on the ongoing impeachment inquiry during an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, urging the American people to not buy into the noise and fake news from the Democrats and their allies in the media.
Nunes also explained that the recently released transcripts from the House Intelligence Committee impeachment hearing are "devastating to the Democrats."
“Let’s see how this goes this week,” Nunes said during the interview. “My guess is it’s going to be a complete circus. We’re not going to get any of our witnesses. The mainstream media is going to say how damaging it is to the president. That’s just going to be the storyline. But the fact of the matter is if you actually read these transcripts and Gregg Jarrett was just going through them … these transcripts as we were saying when the Democrats were slowly leaking them out to their friends in the media – that’s what we’ve been doing for the last six weeks. But now that the transcripts are out, they’re devastating to the Democrats. So, let’s see where this goes. But at the end of the day, the Senate should be calling all these people in as soon as possible.”
Nunes' comments come after far-left Representative Adam Schiff refused GOP requests to have the whistleblower who sparked the entire impeachment inquiry into President Trump, testify in front of congress even though the 6th amendment requires him to do so.
The Constitution states, "“in all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right… to be confronted with the witnesses against him.”
Although he previously promised that the whistleblower would publicly testify, Schiff is now backtracking, refusing GOP requests while saying that the whistleblower's testimony is not needed because it would be “redundant and unnecessary.”
“The committee … will not facilitate efforts by President Trump and his allies in Congress to threaten, intimidate and retaliate against the whistleblower who courageously raised the initial alarm,” Schiff wrote in a letter to Republican Representative Devin Nunes. “… The whistleblower has a right under laws championed by this committee to remain anonymous and to be protected from harm.”
It's pretty appalling that Schiff would refuse such a request considering this person is responsible for starting an impeachment inquiry into the President of the United States.
Although this testimony is clearly extremely important, Schiff argues that it is not necessary.
“The impeachment inquiry, moreover, has gathered an ever-growing body of evidence — from witnesses and documents, including the president’s own words in his July 25 call record — that not only confirms but far exceeds the initial information in the whistleblower’s complaint…” Schiff said. “In light of the president’s threats, the individual’s appearance before us would only place their personal safety at grave risk.”
Schiff then blabbers on to say that the House Intelligence Committee “will not serve as vehicles” for the “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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