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Tue Jan 21, 2020, 07:25 PM

Cipollone falsely claims Republicans were barred from impeachment depositions [View all]

Source: Axios

White House counsel and lead Trump lawyer Pat Cipollone falsely claimed during the Senate trial Tuesday that Republicans were barred from attending the House impeachment inquiry's closed-door hearings.

"Not even Mr. Schiff's Republican colleagues were allowed into the SCIF," Cipollone claimed.

Head impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff (D-N.Y.) responded that he would not suggest that Cipollone would "deliberately make a false statement, but that "he's mistaken" and that Republicans were given equal time to question witnesses during the closed-door depositions.

Republicans who are members of the three committees conducting the impeachment inquiry the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight committees were invited to and did attend impeachment hearings, which took in place in a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF).

Read more: https://www.axios.com/cipillone-schiff-impeachment-hearings-trump-7d580c7e-a44e-452e-b1b1-df9ed6c882b4.html

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