Republicans call Hunter Biden, whistleblower and others to publicly testify

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff D-Calif. followed by Rep. Mike Quigley D-Ill. walks out to talk to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington Nov. 6 2019 about the House impeachment inquiry

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff D-Calif. followed by Rep. Mike Quigley D-Ill. walks out to talk to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington Nov. 6 2019 about the House impeachment inquiry

Since that argument will be moot next week as the public hearings begin, Republicans like Nunes seem to be casting about for a new angle rooted in the baseless conspiracy theory President Donald Trump has tried to propagate about Hunter Biden's involvement with a Ukrainian company.

On Sunday's broadcast of ABC's "This Week", Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) defended a decision by House Democrats not to have the so-called whistleblower testify in public hearings of impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

"Now they want to have a transcript of the other call, the second call, and I'm willing to provide that", Trump said, likely speaking of an April phone call just after Zelenskiy took office.

"I'm trying to let the House know, 'You're dividing America for no good reason.' We got a lot of things we should be doing, like lowering drug costs and getting a trade deal with Canada and Mexico", he added. A partial transcription of their conversation, released by the White House, confirmed that Trump did ask his foreign counterpart to investigate the Bidens.

They now want to have the whistleblower, an intelligence community official who has asked for anonymity, and Hunter Biden, the son of the Democratic candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, to their list of witnesses to testify in open, public, televised impeachment inquiry hearings, according to The Washington Post.

Schiff was visibly displeased with the initiative as he said that it is the House Republicans seek to turn the process into "sham investigation" - this time against his fellow Democrats - Bidens.

Interested in Impeachment Inquiry?

Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff is refusing the GOP's request to call on Hunter Biden.

"The impeachment inquiry, moreover, has gathered an ever-growing body of evidence - from witnesses and documents, including the President's own words in his July 25 call record - that not only confirms, but far exceeds, the initial information in the whistleblower's complaint", Schiff wrote.

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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