Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) said on Sunday that Judiciary Committee Republicans will ask Adam Schiff to testify at the impeachment hearings.
WALLACE: Okay, but I just want to be clear in the first part of what you said. Will Republicans on the committee call for subpoena witnesses to testify and if so, who are you going to ask to testify?
COLLINS: Oh, of course. We’re going to testify. The first and foremost, the first person that needs to testify is Adam Schiff. Adam Schiff is the author of this report. Adam Schiff has been the author of many things, a lot of them found to be false over the past couple of years. But he’s going to be the author of this report. He’s compared himself in the past to a special counsel. This is what he said he was doing. Well, if we go back to Clinton and even back to Nixon, but in Clinton, Ken Starr was the special counsel, he presented a report that we’re going to get his judiciary. He actually came and sat and testified under oath and took questions from all sides, including the White House. My first and foremost witness is Adam Schiff.
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Republicans want Adam Schiff to testify because they are trying to distract attention away from the offenses of Donald Trump. The president and his party have been trying to make impeachment about Chairman Schiff, and they have floated a false claim that Schiff knows the identity of the whistleblower.
Chairman Schiff himself has said that he has nothing to do with the investigation of the president. He is not a witness to anything and that all he could do was testify about what other witnesses have said,
Republicans are trying to distract the country, but calling Adam Schiff to testify would almost certainly blow up in their faces.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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