A recently released letter from House Judiciary Chair Jerrold Nadler to Rep. Doug Collins shows House Democrats plan on shielding Adam Schiff from answering questions over his own report; instead relying on outside lawyers and staffers.
“With respect to your requests that the Committee obtain testimony from Chairman Adam Schiff… the Committee has previously tabled motions with regard to these matters. I see no reason to reconsider those requests… There is no need for Chairman Schiff,” writes Nadler.
Schiff’s Intel Committee voted last Wednesday to pass the ongoing impeachment inquiry to the Judiciary Panel; effectively shielding the chairman’s report from further scrutiny.
The secrecy stands in stark contract from former independent counsel Ken Starr; who took questions from both Republicans and Democrats during Bill Clinton’s impeachment back in 1998.
Collins called-out Schiff during Congressional testimony Monday morning; accusing the lawmaker of “hiding behind” his staffers.
“At the end of the day, all of this is about — is about a clock and a calendar because (Democrats) can’t get over the fact Donald Trump is president of the United States and they don’t have a candidate that they think can beat him,” Collins told the House Judiciary Committee
Collins stopped-by ‘Hannity’ Wednesday night following a day of heated impeachment testimony on Capitol Hill; saying Republicans “have the facts” while Democrats “have only hatred.”
Read Nadler’s full letter here.