The Gateway Pundit obtained a memorandum sent to Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee, Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Committee on Foreign Affairs, in which the GOP countered all of the ‘evidence’ provided by the Democrats to launch an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.
Republicans argued that Nancy Pelosi unilaterally launched an impeachment inquiry alleging Trump “jeopardized U.S. national security by pressuring Ukraine to initiate politically-motivated investigations that could interfere in U.S. domestic politics.”
“The evidence, however, does not support this allegation,” Republican staffers began in an memo.
They also pointed out that Ukraine has a “long history of pervasive corruption” after it became an independent nation following the collapse of the Soviet Union.
“In the 49 days since Speaker Pelosi’s announcement, Rep. Adam Schiff” has been conducting the sham impeachment hearings from his “Capitol basement bunker” the GOP said, also arguing that all the fact-finding is “unclassified” so the closed-door process and secrecy is “purely for information control.”
“Four key pieces of evidence are fatal to the Democrats‘ allegations. Stripping away the hyperbole and hysteria, these indisputable pieces of evidence show that there was no “Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors,” as required by the U.S. Constitution,” the memo said.
- The July 25 call summary — the best evidence of the conversation — shows no conditionality or evidence of pressure.
- Both President Zelensky and President Trump have publicly and repeatedly said there was no pressure to investigate the President’s political rivals.
- The Ukrainian government was not aware that U.S. security assistance was delayed at the time of the July 25 phone call.
- The United States provided security assistance to Ukraine and President Trump met with President Zelensky without Ukraine ever investigating President Trump‘s political rivals.
In the conclusion the Republicans argued that “as the Democrats move their proceedings into open hearings, their process is still one-sided, partisan, and fundamentally unfair. There is no co-equal subpoena power. There are no due process protections for the President. There is no guarantee that Chairman Schiff will call witnesses put forward by Republicans. In fact, Chairman Schiff has already denied the minority’s request to call the anonymous whistle-blower whose complaint initiated the inquiry.”
Congressman Jim Jordan was moved to the House Intelligence Panel by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to counter-punch the Democrats this in the public hearings.
The first public hearing begins at 10 AM ET Wednesday, and the first two witnesses, George Kent, a deputy at the State Department and Bill Taylor, the charge d’affaires at the US Embassy in Kiev will testify together.
Rep. Jordan, has argued for weeks now that President Zelensky did nothing to receive the military aid that was slightly delayed by the U.S.