Rep. Ratcliffe Reveals The Real Reason Why Schiff Won't Release Key Transcript
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On Saturday, Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe revealed the real reason why House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff is refusing to release a key transcript from Michael Atkinson's testimony.
Ratcliffe explained in a tweet that he believes Atkinson revealed a key connection between the whistleblower and people close to Schiff himself.
“It’s because I asked IG Atkinson about his ‘investigation’ into the contacts between Schiff’s staff and the person who later became the whistleblower. The transcript is classified ‘secret’ so Schiff can prevent you from seeing the answers to my questions,” he said.
Ratcliffe was responding to a tweet from investigative reporter Paul Sperry who tweeted: “Why is Schiff still withholding transcript of ICIG Michael Atkinson’s Oct 4 closed-door testimony which lasted 8+ hours? He’s released 15 witness transcripts but is still hiding Atkinson’s."
Although his impeachment hearings were a total bust, Schiff is going forward with impeaching President Trump anyways.
According to Breitbart, House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff is giving members of his committee only 24 hours to sign off on his bogus report where he recommends impeaching President Donald Trump.
The far-left representative announced that he will provide his report on Monday and members of the committee only have till Tuesday to read and sign off on the report.
Evidence is not on the Democrats' side in the ongoing impeachment inquiry but that doesn't seem to be stopping them. Schiff held multiple impeachment hearings in late November and although no impeachable offenses were found, Schiff has made it clear that he will impeach the President anyways.
In a recent letter, House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler said that the House Intelligence Committee plans to submit their report, recommending impeachment against the President, stating that there was “a months-long effort in which President Trump again sought foreign interference in our elections for his personal and political benefit at the expense of our national interest”; and that the president conducted “an unprecedented campaign of obstruction in an effort to prevent the Committees from obtaining documentary evidence and testimony.”
Nadler is also planning on holding his own impeachment hearings. On Tuesday, the House Judiciary chairman announced that he would be holding his own impeachment hearings next week and invited President Trump to testify.
Nadler's hearings are called the “the constitutional grounds for presidential impeachment,” and the structure will be different than Rep. Adam Schiff's hearings considering they will include legal experts who will give their opinions on whether or not the president committed an impeachable offense.
Breitbart reports: "In a whistleblower complaint, a partisan CIA officer mischaracterized President Trump’s conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, alleging the president pressured the European leader to investigate allegations of corruption against former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, in exchange for U.S. military aid. The White House countered this framing of the call with a transcript of the conversation showing neither Trump nor Zelensky tying the potential investigation to the aid money."
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