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Posted on 11/12/2019 1:38:12 PM PST by jazusamo
Full title: Schiff Threatens Republicans: Don't Criticize the Whistleblower During Public Impeachment Hearings or Else
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff is threatening Republican lawmakers ahead of the first public impeachment inquiry hearing on Wednesday and warning that any criticism of the whistleblower could prompt an Ethics Committee investigation. Schiff is also going out of his way to protect the Biden's from scrutiny.
"As explained in my November 9, 2019, response to the Ranking Member, 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 the 2016 U.S. election interference that President Trump pressed Ukraine to undertake for his personal political benefit," Schiff wrote in a memo to the Committee laying out the rules for the hearing. "Nor will the Committee facilitate any efforts by President Trump or his allies to threaten intimidate, or retaliate against the whistleblower who courageously and lawfully raised concerns about the President's conduct."
Despite Schiff's assertions and threats, asking simple questions about bias or political connections of a whistleblower isn't "intimidation" or "retaliation." Further and as Matt has detailed , there is no law that prevents the name of the whistleblower from becoming public. There's certainly no law that prevents Republican members of Congress from talking about a whistleblower in broad or specific terms during congressional hearings. This is especially true given this "impeachment" inquiry was launched by a whistleblower -- who with second hand knowledge -- claimed a July 25 phone call President Trump had with Ukrainian President Zelensky was inappropriate.
This just shows what an incredibly weak case he has.
Congress-slime A. Dumb Schitt weighs in...
LOL they have to pet the fake ass whistleblower on the head and kiss his ass..its ironic isnt it..the Dems keep on bitching about RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA and how evil Russia is, and Dems are behaving WORSE than Putin ever could
No problem. The GOP will capitulate.
Repubs need to give Schiff the middle finger.
Stalin would be envious of this POS.
The Dems already changed the rules, its no longer a quid pro quo now its “Bribery” LOL they have NO case, this is all about trashing Trump til 2020, than Schiff will come out and say “Well Trump is guilty as hell but since its an election year we will let the voters decide”
He cannot re write the rules the house operates under so his threat is more like an invitation.
Total farce. Not a single Republican should go. The Senate should give a public statement that if impeachment is voted, there will be a one-day trial and an immediate vote not guilty
Exactly...He’s talking out his rear.
“The GOP will capitulate.”
They already have, by mindlessly submitting REQUESTS for their Constitutional rights to Schitthead.
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Come on, GOP; tell that pencil-neck twerp to f**k off, and ask whatever questions you want. The f**king Rats are conducting a damn coup, for God’s sake! They have tossed aside any semblance of fairness and impartiality. Kick the bastards in the nuts! I am so sick of that fascist f**k from California taking a dump on the rule of law.
Democrats covering for their criminals.
NO WAY Jordan will capitulate!!!!
If Adam SCIF doesn’t want to talk about any shams, there will be liddle to talk about!
I almost feel like they should drag it out to the point of absurdity. This way Senate presidential contenders can’t campaign...and that’s funny
The GOP had better accept Schiff's invitation and demand in open televised hearing that they interview the corrupt Bidens, the leaker who leaked classified information, and Schiff himself - Jordon better be gearing up as we speak.
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