The House Intelligence Committee led by Congressman Adam Schiff released their official impeachment inquiry report Tuesday; just one day before the process moves to Jerrold Nadler’s Judiciary Committee.
“The impeachment inquiry into Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States, 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. As described in this executive summary and the report that follows, President Trump’s scheme subverted U.S. foreign policy toward Ukraine and undermined our national security in favor of two politically motivated investigations that would help his presidential reelection campaign,” writes the report.
“This report reflects the evidence gathered thus far by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, in coordination with the Committee on Oversight and Reform and the Committee on Foreign Affairs, as part of the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry into Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States. The report is the culmination of an investigation that began in September 2019 and intensified over the past three months as new revelations and evidence of the President’s misconduct towards Ukraine emerged. The Committees pursued the truth vigorously, but fairly, ensuring the full participation of both parties throughout the probe,” adds the document.
Read the full report here.
‘IT’S UN-AMERICAN’: Rep. Doug Collins RIPS Democrats’ Latest Impeachment Push
Rep. Doug Collins unloaded on House Democrats’ latest impeachment push Thursday; saying their “behind-closed-door” efforts to remove President Trump from office is “unprecedented and un-American.”
“Conducting an impeachment investigation behind closed doors isn’t just unprecedented—it’s un-American. It doesn’t afford due process, and it’s not what we’re about,” Collins told Fox & Friends.
Conducting an impeachment investigation behind closed doors isn’t just unprecedented—it’s un-American. It doesn’t afford due process, and it’s not what we’re about. pic.twitter.com/5P3iGbOVbb
— Rep. Doug Collins (@RepDougCollins) October 10, 2019
Collins joins his Republican colleagues in their fierce criticism of the Democrats’ impeachment effort.
Representatives Jim Jordan and Matt Gaetz ripped Adam Schiff’s latest move to impeach President Trump from the Capitol Tuesday; calling his committee a “Kangaroo Court” and labeling the Intel Chair as “Captain Kangaroo.”
“What we see in this impeachment is a kangaroo court, and Chairman Schiff is acting like a malicious Captain Kangaroo,” said Gaetz.
— The Hill (@thehill) October 8, 2019
President Trump made similar comments Tuesday morning regarding the Democrats’ obsession with his 33-minute phone call with the leader of Ukraine.
“I would love to send Ambassador Sondland, a really good man and great American, to testify, but unfortunately he would be testifying before a totally compromised kangaroo court, where Republican’s rights have been taken away, and true facts are not allowed out for the public to see. Importantly, Ambassador Sondland’s tweet, which few report, stated, ‘I believe you are incorrect about President Trump’s intentions. The President has been crystal clear: no quid pro quo’s of any kind.’ That says it ALL!” posted the President on social media.
GAETZ ON HANNITY: Schiff’s Dirty Tricks Can’t Change the Facts on Impeachment
Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz spoke with Sean Hannity Tuesday night on the Democrats’ public impeachment hearings; saying Adam Schiff’s “dirty tricks” simply can’t change the facts regarding President Trump and the Ukraine.
“It’s obvious to the American people that the Democrats can’t win a fair fight… So you see Democrats do everything they can to limit our ability to call witnesses, limit our ability to yield time,” said Gaetz.
“All of the dirty tricks from Adam Schiff’s bag of tricks can’t change the facts… There shouldn’t be an impeachment,” he added.
Watch Gaetz on ‘Hannity’ above.