This is a Democrat-media run operation. The whistleblower was told things that he did not hear — by Vindman, we think, but we’re not sure about that, either. The whistleblower then called Adam Schiff. Right there’s the violation. The whistleblower, if he’s really blowing a whistle, has to go to the inspector general. He didn’t do that. He went to Schiff. Schiff then examined — and Schiff knew this was coming. It’s all a setup. Every bit of this is a setup… – Rush Limbaugh 11/7/19
FoxNews.com reports that
EXCLUSIVE: The top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee has formally requested that the panel’s chairman, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., testify in a closed-door setting as part of the impeachment inquiry against President Trump.
Fox News has obtained a letter written by committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes, R-Calif., who demanded that Schiff appear for a deposition in private before lawmakers.
“On November 6th, you announced the beginning of public hearings associated with the Democratic Party’s partisan impeachment inquiry into President Donald J. Trump,” Nunes wrote Friday. “Based on the precedent and lack of jurisdiction, the House Intelligence Committee should not take the lead in conducting such hearings; however, by now the American people know your desire to see the duly-elected president removed from office outweighs your sense of responsibility to running a functioning intelligence oversight committee.
“Prior to the start of your public show trial next week, at least one additional closed-door deposition must take place,” he continued. “Specifically, I request that you sit for a closed-door deposition before the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight Committees.”
Nunes went on to note that in August 2019, Schiff and his staff “met with or talked to the whistleblower who raised an issue with President Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President [Volodymyr] Zelensky.”
“Although you publicly claim nothing inappropriate was discussed, the three committees deserve to hear directly from you the substance and circumstances surrounding any discussions conducted with the whistleblower, and any instructions you issued regarding those discussions,” Nunes wrote. “Given that you have reneged on your public commitment to let the committees interview the whistleblower directly, you are the only individual who can provide clarity as to these conversations.”
He added: “As you know, the House Intelligence Committee has precedent for such an arrangement. During the Committee’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, sitting Members of Congress agreed to participate in closed-door depositions. Given your championing of such an arrangement two years ago, you should have no problem with you appearing before the three committees to discuss your interactions with the whistleblower.”
Schiff maintains that he has not personally spoken with the anonymous whistleblower. However, it was revealed several weeks ago that the whistleblower had early contact with his office, essentially giving them a heads-up about the complaint concerning Trump’s July 25 phone call with Zelensky.
Meanwhile, Republicans are expected to release a full list of proposed witnesses for testimony in a public setting in the coming days.
Nunes’ and Republicans’ effort to devise a strategy going forward comes after the House approved rules for the impeachment inquiry process last week. While Republicans opposed the resolution and complained the rules were unfair, Democrats still gave GOP lawmakers the ability to subpoena witnesses with the concurrence of Democratic committee chairs. If the chair does not consent, the minority can appeal to the full committee.
This process still gives Democrats final say over witnesses. A GOP source told Fox News this week that it’s unlikely Democrats would go along with the efforts to call Schiff — who is essentially leading the impeachment probe.
The source told Fox News that Republicans want answers to questions like: “How many times did he [Schiff] meet with the whistleblower? What did they advise the whistleblower to do? How much was Schiff involved in this? Did he recommend the whistleblower give the complaint to the intelligence community inspector general, even though there was no intel component so that he could be involved?”
I agree that Shifty Schiff should be questioned as to his involvement with the start of this entire charade known as an “Impeachment Inquiry”.
I have told those whom I have worked with in the past that “You only have one chance to make a good first impression”.
In the case of Rep. Schiff, the first impression I received was when he started hogging the camera daily during the Russian Collusion Delusion, ranting and raving like Elmer Fudd on the trail of Bugs Bunny.
Being a son of the South, I thought to myself, “This guy’s cornbread ain’t done in the middle”.
And boy howdy, was I right.
The wild-eyed TDS sufferer has no business chair a House Subcommittee, much less holding a public office.
He makes Herman Melville’s Captain Ahab from “Moby Dick” look as even-keeled as Mr. Rogers.
Every action that I have seen him and his fellow House Dems take regarding quenching their thirst for vengeance against President Trump for beating Hillary in 2016 have been didactic, dictatorial, or just plain crooked, such as his witness tampering during the Inquiry Hearings themselves.
As everyone knows by now, the Whistleblower , Eric Ciaramella, is actually one of John Brennan’s Deep State Operatives, a professional bureaucrat from Obama’s Administration who remained employed after Trump took office.
In fact, he remains employed at CIA Headquarters.
Considering how imperiously out-of-control Rep. Schiff has acted in the last three years, I think that it is way past time that he be on the receiving end of some pointed questions about his own political chicanery.
Yes boys and girls…
It is time for the Schiff to hit the fan.
Until He Comes,