Just few days before the start of the public impeachment hearings, Rep. Devin Nunes, the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, issued a scathing letter demanding that a last-minute witness testify.
The letter, acquired by Fox News, calls on House Intelligence Committee Rep. Adam Schiff to give his testimony in a private session.
This doesn’t seem to be a trick to make Adam Schiff squirm, but rather an actual attempt to get to the truth.
Ahead of what Nunes called a “public show trial,” the Republican wants Schiff to sit before members of three separate committees in an attempt to clear up exactly what happened when at least one of his aide had secret contact with the intelligence official whose whistle-blower complaint sparked the so-called Ukraine “scandal.”
“Specifically, I request that you sit for a closed-door deposition before the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight Committees,” Nunes wrote.
This would be a great chance for the legislators to finally question Adam Schiff about his and his staff’s dealings with the whistle-blower, who took issue with the phone call between President Trump and the Ukrainian President.
Considering accusations about the Democrat’s connection with the person at the center of the controversy still remain unanswered, but the grilling could reveal some more details.
“Although you publicly claim nothing inappropriate was discussed,” Nunes continued, “the three committees deserve to hear directly from you the substance and circumstances surrounding any discussions conducted with the whistle-blower, and any instructions you issued regarding those discussions.”
It looks like Adam Schiff will not be able to run away from this request without making his partisan impeachment attempt look even more shady, either.
“Given that you have reneged on your public commitment to let the committees interview the whistle-blower directly, you are the only individual who can provide clarity as to these conversations,” Nunes wrote.
Adam Schiff’s handling of the impeachment inquiry is, by every appearances, a shameless attempt to oust President Trump.
The Democratic lawmaker has been also accused of silencing his opponents and even allegedly decided what questions they would be allowed to ask.
Although Schiff can always refuse to appear for this questioning, it would only further prove that he has something to hide about the origins of the impeachment sham.