Tuesday, 12 November, 2019

Republicans call Hunter Biden, whistleblower and others to publicly testify

Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden attend an NCAA basketball game in Washington on Jan. 30 2010 Jonathan Ernst Reuters Then Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden attend an NCAA basketball game in Washington on Jan. 30 2010
Deanna Wagner | 10 November, 2019, 21:53

House Democrats soon thereafter launched an impeachment inquiry on the ground of abuse of presidential powers and soliciting a foreign power to interfere in USA elections by digging up dirt on a political opponent.

"We expect that you will call each of the witnesses listed above to ensure that the Democrats" "impeachment inquiry' treats the President with fairness, as promised by Speaker Pelosi", Nunes warned, clearly aware the request was likely to be denied.

"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".

Trump has dismissed all allegations of misconduct. He said it's "impossible" to bring the case forward fairly, otherwise.

Democrats, who hold the House majority, are expected to overrule the request.

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Schiff wrote in a letter to Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the ranking member of the Intelligence committee, that whistleblower's testimony isn't relevant now.

This complaint pressured Ukraine to investigate former Vice-President Joe Biden, a potential opponent for the 2020 White House race, and his son Hunter Biden, and this investigation led to the start of an impeachment inquiry of Trump by the Democratic-led House of Representatives. On Saturday, the chairman said the impeachment inquiry will not be used to undertake investigations into the Bidens or the 2016 election.

Mitt Romney, R-Utah, have largely avoided directly criticizing Trump's phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

One of the ongoing questions of the House impeachment probe is whether the Trump administration explicitly made foreign assistance to Ukraine contingent on opening an investigation into the Bidens. Both testified they were concerned Trump was inappropriately pressuring Ukraine to investigate Democrats. Determined to keep readers fully informed and enable them to form and flesh out their own opinions, The Times of Israel has gradually established itself as the leading source of independent and fair-minded journalism on Israel, the region and the Jewish world.