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House Republicans Request Hunter Biden Testify in Public Impeachment Hearing

10 November 2019

"It's a witch hunt and it should never happen to another president".

Nunes said Republicans are also planning to call Devon Archer, Hunter Biden's former business partner as a witness to testify about "the nature and extent of Ukraine's pervasive corruption information that bears directly on President Trump's longstanding and deeply-held skepticism of the country". The White House already has released a transcript of their July 25 phone conversation, in which Democrats allege Mr. Trump was withholding military aid until Ukraine's leader agreed to investigate Democratic frontrunner Joseph R. Biden. "I think this is a bunch of crap".

Democratic lawmaker Adam Schiff, who is leading the impeachment probe, said the Intelligence Committee would "give due consideration to witnesses within the scope of the impeachment inquiry".

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Trump later took to Twitter with additional recommendations for witnesses, saying "Shifty Adam Schiff" and others should be added to the list.

However, if the articles of impeachment pass the House, some Senate Republicans have indicated that the whistleblower might be called to testify. And he also has the right under the law, under the whistleblower statute, to have his whistleblower complaint filed and for him to be anonymous.

But Schiff is likely to reject many, if not all, of the witnesses from the Republicans' wish list, reports The Washington Post.

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"This inquiry is not, and will not serve, however, as a vehicle to undertake the same sham investigations into the Bidens or 2016 that the President pressed Ukraine to conduct for his personal political benefit, or to facilitate the President's effort to threaten, intimidate, and retaliate against the whistleblower who courageously raised the initial alarm", Schiff wrote.

"I consider any impeachment in the House that doesn't allow us to know who the whistleblower is to be invalid because without the whistleblower complaint we wouldn't be talking about any of this", Graham told Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures", stating that the process would be unfair if the person who brought the complaint in the first place does not have to face questioning.

It was said before that Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) would possibly be replaced but in the final decision, Rep Rick Crawford (R- Ark.) will temporarily step down.

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House Republicans Request Hunter Biden Testify in Public Impeachment Hearing