House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., who is overseeing the ongoing illegitimate impeachment inquiry set in motion by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is reportedly telling witnesses testifying not to answer questions asked by Republican lawmakers.
Speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., slammed the hidden process claiming Schiff was instructing witnesses testifying behind the closed doors of the SCIF not to answer questions asked by Republican members.
“He’s directing witnesses not to answer questions that he doesn’t want the witness to answer if they’re asked by Republicans,” Scalise charged. “He’s not cut off one Democrat. He’s not interrupted one Democrat and told a witness not to answer Democrat members’ questions but today he started telling witnesses not to answer questions by certain Republicans.”
House Minority Whip @SteveScalise rips into Democratic "soviet style" impeachment process:
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One question that Schiff barred a witness from answering reportedly came from Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Jordan, who asked Vindman to disclose the individuals with whom he shared information about the July 25 phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelensky.
“Adam Schiff says, ‘no-no-no we’re not going to let him answer that question,’” Jordan said as reported by Fox News.
The latest charges against Schiff come as the ongoing impeachment process has been wrought with allegations of bias where Schiff has been conducting a closed-door investigation interviewing witnesses whose testimony has been selectively leaked to the press to frame the president.
The secrecy of the House proceedings followed by an array of leaked testimony to promote a false narrative being peddled by the corporate media prompted about 30 House Republicans led by Rep. Matt Gaetz, D-Fla., to storm the SCIF to demand previously denied records relating to the investigation.
Schiff is blocking GOP lawmakers from asking critical questions in the proceedings two days before Pelosi has set a tentative full-chamber vote to formalize the impeachment inquiry.
The text of the resolution was released Tuesday afternoon and denies Republicans subpoena powers. In both the Nixon and Clinton proceedings, the minority party was given this right.