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‘Soviet-Style Process’: Scalise, Jordan Rip Schiff Over Alleged Obstruction Of Witnesses

NBC news amiplified Schiff Adam misinformationRepublican congressmen ripped into House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff Tuesday following a White House national security officer’s testimony regarding the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise told reporters Tuesday that the impeachment inquiry is a “one-sided, Soviet-style process.” He was joined by Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan and added that this was the only impeachment inquiry “in the history of our country” that was taking place behind closed doors and under such strict rules.

The two lawmakers went after Schiff after Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman’s testimony Tuesday, where he was expected to talk about how he objected and reported concerns about Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. They accused Democrats of blocking witnesses from answering questions.

“This is an impeachment inquiry. And, in fact, Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi’s resolution confirms that it’s an impeachment inquiry, yet every other impeachment inquiry we’ve had have in the history of our country – all three – have allowed both sides to call witnesses. Have allowed the White House to participate,” Scalise told reporters. “That’s not happening right now.”

“They’re trying to impeach a president behind closed doors without due process,” Scalise continued.

Jordan continued on, adding that Schiff prevented the lawmakers from asking the whistleblower who he spoke to and asserting that the chairman “has prevented the witness from answering certain questions we have during the deposition.”

“When we asked the whistleblower who he spoke to after important events in July, Adam Schiff said ‘no, no, no, we’re not going to let him answer this question…Look, Democrats run out and say, ‘oh, the Republicans are trying to figure out who the whistleblower is.’ We’re trying to figure out who the witness is.

The Ohio lawmaker noted that knowing who the witnesses are is important so that America “can get the facts” and “the truth.”

“It seems interesting to me that chairman Schiff is so sensitive,” Jordan said.

Schiff objected to a line of questioning from Republican lawmakers Tuesday, with Democrats contending that it was an effort by conservatives to figure out who the whistleblower is, CNN reported. Republicans pushed back and alleged that they were simply trying to get information on who Vindman spoke with.

Reprinted with permission from - Conservative Daily News - by Shelby Talcott

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wesley pust

This whole impeachment thing, to me is taking up too much valuable time. Democrats just don’t like our president’s personality and still angry that they lost the 2016 presidential election which was perfectly fair. Nothing President trump has done is worthy of being impeached for, so lets get on with taking care of our country by letting our president do what he was elected to do!

Fran

🗽 📖 GOD BLESS AMERICA + PRESIDENT TRUMP. 🇺🇸 🙏

PTY

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero

Jack Thomas

The House of Representatives impeachment effort is a pathetic attempt to circumvent Constitutional provisions and to reverse the 2016 election. Rep. Adam Schiff, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and all other Democrats who are a part of this farce have done a huge disservice to our country, to the American people. No compelling logical reason exists for holding closed door hearings, taking secret depositions from witnesses, denying due process rights to President Trump as well as Republicans other than the desire of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s penchant for outright deceit. There is no honor in this clandestine charade because one group of lawmakers hates the president, or because they disagree with his agenda. Impeachment is reserved, under the Constitution, for situations in which the president is either physically or mentally incapable of carrying out his duties, or in the event of “High Crimes and Misdemeanors.” On the latter, the Democrats… Read more »