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Tue Nov 12, 2019, 02:55 PM

Why GOP witness wish list shows they can't defend Trump

By Jennifer Rubin / The Washington Post

House Republicans acknowledged they have no witnesses and no documents to dispute the main facts concerning President Trump’s impeachable conduct: a demand from Ukraine for dirt on a political rival; withholding of aid vital to Ukraine’s defense against Russia; concealing evidence of the scheme by moving a transcript to a secret server; and threatening the tipster who alerted Congress to gross malfeasance. They admitted all that? Well, in a manner of speaking they did.

The Washington Post reports:

“House Republicans sent Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-California, a list of witnesses they want to testify in the impeachment inquiry, including former vice president Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden and the anonymous whistleblower who filed the initial complaint against President Trump. …

“Schiff is likely to reject many, if not all, of the witnesses from the Republicans’ wish list.”

Hunter Biden lacks any direct knowledge of anything that occurred in the Trump White House, and hence he cannot rebut evidence of Trump’s demand that Ukraine interfere with our election. By Republicans’ own admission, the whistleblower lacks first-hand knowledge of events. (“Witnesses who testified out of public view have corroborated the crux of the case against Trump — that he pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate his political rivals — so the Democrats see no need for the whistleblower, who heard the story secondhand, to testify. Three career State Department officials are returning next week for the public hearings.”)


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Tue Nov 12, 2019, 03:19 PM

1. Got your popcorn ready for the Taylor hearing?

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