FoxNews.com has posted the following exclusive report…
House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes blasted committee Chairman Adam Schiff for what he called an “alarming” and “blatant disregard” for the rules governing the House impeachment inquiry against President Trump, saying Schiff transmitted his investigative findings to the Judiciary Committee for the next phase in the proceedings without consulting him.
Fox News exclusively obtained the letter Nunes, R-Calif., sent to Schiff, D-Calif., on Sunday night. In the letter dated Friday, Nunes wrote that Schiff chose not to consult with him so that he could meet a “bogus” deadline for impeaching the president. The GOP congressman also accused the Democrat of having a “vendetta” against the president.
“I write in objection to your December 6, 2019 transfer of additional records and other materials relating to the Democrats’ partisan impeachment inquiry to the House Committee on the Judiciary,” Nunes wrote.
He went on to cite the rules governing the impeachment inquiry, passed in the House in October, which stated that “the chair of the Permanent Select Committee or the chair of any other committee having custody of records or other materials relating to the inquiry referenced in the first section of this resolution is authorized, in consultation with the ranking minority member, to transfer such records or materials to the Committee on the Judiciary.”
“As the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, I received no consultation prior to the transfer of materials, in violation of H. Res. 660,” Nunes wrote. “Accordingly, I expect that you immediately provide me a full accounting of documents that were provided to the Committee on the Judiciary.”
“Your consistent and blatant disregard for the rules is alarming,” Nunes continued. “I can see no reason for you to continue to ignore these rules, which the Democratic majority put in place, other than to meet a bogus deadline of impeaching the President by Christmas.”
He added: “I urge you to put an immediate end to your vendetta against the President, stop your constant rule breaking, and begin treating this Committee and its oversight responsibilities with the seriousness they deserve.”
Last week, the Intelligence Committee voted to adopt and issue a scathing report on its findings from its impeachment inquiry. Democrats on the panel asserted that their inquiry “uncovered a months-long effort by President Trump to use the powers of his office to solicit foreign interference on his behalf in the 2020 election.”
In their impeachment inquiry, the committee conducted extensive interviews with witnesses connected to the Trump administration’s relationship with Ukraine, after an anonymous whistleblower filed a complaint alleging that during a July 25 phone call, Trump tried to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, as well as issues related to the 2016 presidential election.
The president’s request came after millions in U.S. military aid to Ukraine had been frozen, which Democrats and witnesses have claimed showed a “quid pro quo” arrangement. Trump repeatedly has denied any wrongdoing.
The Democrats’ report claimed that Trump withheld nearly $391 million in military aid from Ukraine, conditioning its delivery as well as a White House visit with Zelensky on a public announcement that Zelensky was conducting the investigations. It also accused Trump of obstruction of justice for instructing witnesses not to comply with congressional subpoenas.
Nunes took issue with the issuance of the report to the Judiciary Committee, led by Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., without consulting with him, as well as the transmission of additional underlying investigative material, according to an aide familiar with the matter. Also part of the committee’s report were Nunes’ phone records, which Schiff subpoenaed and released in connection with the impeachment inquiry.
Rep. Nunes was exactly right for calling Shifty Schiff out for his actions…not that it will do any good.
The Democrats will be the majority in the House of Representatives until the Republicans gain back control in the 2020 Presidential Elections.
For all of their promises the Democrats made during the 2018 Midterm Elections Campaign to suburban housewives that they would “work on the issues which mattered most to Americans”, all they have worked on is trying to undo the results of the 2016 Presidential Election.
And, they have torn up the spirit and legacy of the Constitution and the men who worked so hard to write it.
The Democrats have quite literally made up the rules for their partisan “Impeachment Inquiry” as they went along, leaving scorched earth in their wake like a lynch mob looking for someone to string up from the nearest tree branch.
Nobody within the House of Representatives will punish Rep. Schiff for his actions. So, it is a good thing that Nunes is taking legal action against him for publishing his phone records.
The optimist in me believes that, in their haste, Nadler and the rest of the Dems on the Judiciary Committee are going to write up such outlandish Articles for Impeachment that Mitch McConnell and the rest of the Senate Republicans are going to have to stifle their own laughter before simply throwing it out or allowing a trial during which Schiff and the Bidens will experience questioning which will make a bikini wax of Joe Biden’s hairy now-famous hairy legs seem less painful in comparison.
In the Democrats’ minds, I am sure that they want to wrap this up as quickly as possible so as not to interfere with their Primary Candidates’ schedules who are campaigning to be their Presidential Candidate.
Either that, or they realize that they have no case for Impeaching the President at all and are about to be made to look very foolish to the entire world and they want to get it over with as quickly as possible.
Either way, they are still going to look like a bunch of self-serving, vengeful, petulant, didactic idiots.
Our Founding Fathers were pretty smart, weren’t they?
Until He Comes,