House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy didn’t mince words when asked to comment on Rep. Adam Schiff’s claim he has no knowledge of the Ukraine whistleblower’s identity; saying the top Democrat is flat-out “lying.”
“You just asserted…Adam Schiff either personally met with the whistleblower or knows the identity of the whistleblower, which he continues to deny…do you think he’s lying?” asked MSNBC’s Garrett Haake.
“Yes. And, I don’t think it’s the first time he’s lied to us either,” fired-back McCarthy.
.@GarrettHaake: "You just asserted…Adam Schiff either personally met with the whistleblower or knows the identity of the whistleblower, which he continues to deny…do you think he's lying?"
— CSPAN (@cspan) November 14, 2019
President Trump unloaded on House Intel Chairman Adam Schiff last Friday; labeling the top Democrat a “corrupt politician” intentionally denying Republican lawmakers “due process” in his ongoing impeachment inquiry.
“Adam Schiff is a corrupt politician. He made up a speech and he put my voice in it. He made up a speech, it had nothing to do with what I said. Adam Schiff is a corrupt politician that’s not giving us due process,” Trump told reporters before departing the White House.
President Trump: "Adam Schiff is a corrupt politician." pic.twitter.com/nTXrL1cE0a
— The Hill (@thehill) November 8, 2019
Republican members of the House of Representatives will ask Intel Chair Adam Schiff to testify in his ongoing impeachment inquiry; labeling the top Democrat a “fact witness” due to his early involvement in the Ukraine controversy.
“House Republicans plan to call Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff as one of their first witnesses in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump following the adoption of formal rules for the investigation, claiming he is a ‘fact witness’ due to his office’s early involvement with the whistleblower whose complaint sparked the proceedings,” reports Fox News.
DEVELOPING: All Republicans on House Intel Committee Warn Schiff Over ‘Irregular Impeachment’ Probe
All nine Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee sent an official letter to Chair Adam Schiff Friday; slamming his “highly irregular” impeachment investigation.
“The highly irregular manner in which you are conducting your so-called ‘Impeachment Inquiry’ gravely concerns us, as does the fact that you have decreed this matter to be under HPSCI’s jurisdiction despite it lacking any clear intelligence component,” states the letter.
HPSCI refers to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
“Further, given that you have recently acknowledged that the Committee no longer needs to receive testimony from the whistleblower, your “impeachment inquiry” lacks any relationship with the jurisdiction of this Committee,” adds the statement.
All nine Republicans on House Intel Committee send letter to Chairman Schiff accusing him of 'withholding the existence of…documents from the minority.' List 21 letters. Also slam 'highly irregular manner' of impeachment investigation. pic.twitter.com/F9K3SHNj4q
— Byron York (@ByronYork) October 18, 2019
“We expect you to rectify these concerns and begin planning intelligence-related committee events starting next week,” it concludes.
The letter was signed by Representatives Nunes, Conaway, Turner, Wenstrup, Stewart, Crawford, Stefanik, Hurd, and Ratcliffe.
Early Warning: Schiff Tells Republicans to Stay Away from Biden, Whistleblower on Eve of Hearings
House Intel Chair Adam Schiff issued a dire warning Tuesday to Republican lawmakers on the eve of public hearings from his impeachment inquiry; telling legislators to stay away from Hunter Biden and the Ukraine whistleblower.
“House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff set the stage for the first public hearings as part of the impeachment inquiry by vowing to keep questions at Wednesday’s lead-off session focused on the Ukraine controversy — in an implicit shot at Republican members who have signaled an interest in turning the tables on Democrats as they defend President Trump,” reports Fox News.
“It is important to underscore that the House’s impeachment inquiry, and the Committee, will not serve as venues for any Member to further the same sham investigations into the Bidens or into debunked conspiracies about 2016 U.S. election interference that President Trump pressed Ukraine to undertake for his personal political benefit,” Schiff, D-Calif., wrote as part of a memo.
“The House’s inquiry into whether grounds exist for President Trump’s impeachment has been, and will continue to be, a sober and rigorous undertaking,” Schiff wrote to both Democrat and Republican members of the committee,
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Source: Fox News