Devin Nunes sent out a letter demanding that Adam Schiff testify before Congress about his office interacting with the whistleblower.
“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 Friday. “Based on the precedent and lack of jurisdiction, the House Intelligence Committee should not take the lead in conducting such hearings; however, by now the American people know your desire to see the duly-elected president removed from office outweighs your sense of responsibility to running a functioning intelligence oversight committee.
“Prior to the start of your public show trial next week, at least one additional closed-door deposition must take place,” he continued. “Specifically, I request that you sit for a closed-door deposition before the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight Committees.”
Here’s the part about the whistleblower:
“Although you publicly claim nothing inappropriate was discussed, the three committees deserve to hear directly from you the substance and circumstances surrounding any discussions conducted with the whistleblower, and any instructions you issued regarding those discussions,” Nunes wrote. “Given that you have reneged on your public commitment to let the committees interview the whistleblower directly, you are the only individual who can provide clarity as to these conversations.”
Given how many members of the Trump administration have just ignored subpoenas, I have a feeling Schiff just won’t answer this demand. But who knows, maybe he will? It’ll be closed-door, so I’m not sure what difference it would make.
Here’s Nunes from yesterday talking about his machinations:
He says he doesn’t even know if the whistleblower exists!! Well dang.