House Republicans push for Biden's son to testify in Trump impeachment probe

Clay Curtis
November 10, 2019

"As we move into the open hearing phase of the inquiry, the Committee is mindful that we are engaged in a sober endeavor rooted in the Constitution to determine whether the President of the United States engaged in misconduct that warrants impeachment by the House".

"President Trump should be afforded an opportunity to confront his accusers, the anonymous whistleblower should testify", Nunes argued in this letter to Schiff (D-Ca) while pointing at "multiple discrepancies between the whistleblower's complaint and the closed-door testimony of the witnesses".

But Adam Schiff, the Democrat committee chairman, refused to call them, and accused Republicans of trying to turn impeachment into a "sham investigation of the Bidens".

Nunes, in a letter of his own, asked that Schiff should testify in the House impeachment inquiry.

"On November 6th, you announced the beginning of public hearings associated with the Democratic Party's partisan impeachment inquiry into President Donald J. Trump", Nunes wrote, reported Fox News.

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President Donald Trump speaks to the press before departing the White House in Washington, D.C., on November 8, 2019.

President Donald Trump said he's prepared to release the transcript sought by House Democrats of his first phone call with Ukraine's president, in April, as soon as Tuesday. Republicans also want to question Alexandra Chalupa, a DNC contractor who tried to get dirt on Trump campaign from the Ukrainian embassy and Nellie Ohr, the wife of a DoJ official and a contractor with for Fusion GPS, the research and intelligence group paid by Hillary Clinton's campaign to produce the notorious Sleele dossier.

The impeachment investigation has centered around allegations that Trump called on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, who was on the board of a Ukrainian energy company, Burisma.

Graham has been one of Trump's staunchest allies defending the president's actions amid the impeachment inquiry.

It was said before that Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) would possibly be replaced but in the final decision, Rep Rick Crawford (R- Ark.) will temporarily step down.

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