House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) has been able to secretly conduct his impeachment investigation for weeks, but that’s all about to change.
Now that transcripts of testimony are being made public, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) believes they are going to devastate the case being made by Schiff and the Democrats and that impeachment will be derailed by the Senate.
Just give it time…
Schiff and company are completely stacking the deck against Trump and the Republicans, but even that is not going to help them win this impeachment in the end.
For instance, Republicans are allowed to request any witness they want, but Schiff has the final say on whether or not any given individual will actually be called.
On Friday, the GOP sent its list of requested witnesses over to Schiff, and he might as well have just torn it up and thrown it right back in their faces.
As far as we know, Schiff is not allowing Republicans to call a single key witness. He has already denied calls for both the whistleblower and Hunter Biden to appear, even though both characters are central to the narrative.
The Circus is Coming
Rep. Nunes stated that Schiff plans on only calling witnesses who are going to help the Democrat narrative, but Nunes has adopted a “wait-and-see” philosophy regarding Schiff’s obstruction.
He said “My guess is it’s going to be a complete circus. We’re not going to get any of our witnesses. The mainstream media is going to say how damaging it is to the president. That’s just going to be the storyline.”
He went on to say that the actual transcripts of the impeachment inquiry depositions spell a different outcome for the impeachment proceedings, regardless of how the mainstream media tries to spin it.
“But now that the transcripts are out, they’re devastating to the Democrats. So, let’s see where this goes. But at the end of the day, the Senate should be calling all these people in as soon as possible.”
It is for all of those reasons that Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has already stated that once this impeachment gets to the Senate, it will be dead on arrival.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell backed Graham up in October, declaring, “The way that impeachment stops is with a Senate majority with me as majority leader.”