House Judiciary Committee Democrats on Wednesday voted to block a motion to subpoena the so-called “whistleblower,” the very person whose complaint launched the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry.
How can they do that and expect to be taken seriously?
They don’t want the whistleblower to testify, because he would be destroyed as a witness, and the whole impeachment inquiry would be exposed for the sham process it has been.
During the committee’s first impeachment inquiry hearing, Representative Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) moved to subpoena “the individual commonly referred to as the ‘whistleblower.’”
As soon as he made the motion, Chairman Jerry The Nadler (D-NY) slammed his gravel down and asked, “Do I hear a motion to table” — which means to postpone consideration of the motion, in this case to not subpoena the whistleblower until sometime in the future that will never come.
A Democrat congresswoman replied said, “I move to table the motion.”
The vote fell predictably along party lines, with 24 Democrats voting to table the motion, and 17 Republicans voting against tabling it.
The Democrats were prepared for that motion. They probably practiced how to table it two dozen times last night.
House Democrats, since the start of the phony impeachment hoax against President Trump, have not allowed the whistleblower (who isn’t even really a whistleblower) to be called to testify, even though he is the key reason the whole impeachment debacle started.
Another motion was made and voted down earlier in the hearing to call House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) to testify over the slimy things he did before, during and after his impeachment inquiry hearings in the House Intelligence Committee.
The whistleblower and Schiff are the top two liars who orchestrated the impeachment scam from the very beginning.
Ranking Member Doug Collins (R-GA) made the motion to require the attendance and testimony of Schiff before the House Judiciary Committee, transmitting a letter requesting the same.
House Intelligence Committee Republicans had requested Schiff testify during the initial phases of the impeachment inquiry, due to revelations the whistleblower who kickstarted the House Democrats’ launch of an impeachment inquiry went to Schiff’s committee before filing his complaint.
The New York Times reported the whistleblower went to Schiff’s aide before filing a complaint, and that the aide instructed the whistleblower to obtain legal counsel and then file a formal complaint with the intelligence community inspector general (ICIG). The Times also reported that the aide passed on the “outlines” of the whistleblower’s complaint to Schiff.
Schiff then later disclosed the existence of the whistleblower complaint, and demanded for the ICIG to hand the complaint over to Congress. He also denied he or his office ever communicated with the whistleblower before he filed the complaint. His staff later walked back Schiff’s comments, claiming he meant that they never held a formal interview, and that Schiff has never met with the whistleblower himself.
Schiff has lied repeatedly by claiming he doesn’t know who the whistleblower is, but he blocked certain questions by Republicans asked of witnesses testifying in his committee’s hearings, claiming the answer would reveal who the whistleblower is. He has yet to explain how he knew the answer would reveal who the whistleblower is when he claims he doesn’t know who the whistleblower is.
Schiff also stopped Republicans questioning witnesses on who they spoke with in the intelligence community about concerns that the president was withholding aid from Ukraine.
In the beginning of the debacle Schiff told the world that the whistleblower MUST come to his committee to testify, and then changed his mind on that when it was revealed that his office orchestrated the whistleblower complaint, even helping him file it.
The entire impeachment process has been rigged by Democrats. There is no fairness, due process, or decency in any of it. I believe Democrats have gone so far off the reservation that this will come back to haunt them in the 2020 elections.