Adam Schiff is between a rock and a hard place. He can either testify as Rep Devin Nunes requests, or he can refuse to testify and convince much of America that he has something to hide. I already believe he has many things to hide. But, if he testifies, he will have to admit talking to the alleged whistleblower before the whistleblower spoke to the Inspector General, which would strip whistleblower status from the Deep State operative and open him up to testify publicly and possibly result in his being criminally charged. That is why Schiff has said the whistleblower testimony is unnecessary.
The whistleblower is not the only one in danger; so is Schiff himself. He has been at best unethical in his pursuit of impeachment, and criminal at worst. He knew that he was not allowed to meet with the whistleblower before a complaint was filed, and then he was caught lying about that contact. In the hearings he is deciding which questions from Republicans the witnesses can ignore.
BREAKING—- Republican Rep. Devin Nunes sends letter DEMANDING Democrat Adam Schiff testify as part of US House impeachment inquiry.
Earlier today Chairman Adam Schiff sent a letter to Rep. Devin Nunes, the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, asking for Nunes to submit witness requests to testify during the open hearings.
On Friday night Devin Nunes took Schiff up on it and called Adam Schiff to testify in the open hearings next week.
FOX News reported:
The top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee has formally requested that the panel’s chairman, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., testify in a closed-door setting as part of the impeachment inquiry against President Trump.
Fox News has obtained a letter written by committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes, R-Calif., who demanded that Schiff appear for a deposition in private before lawmakers.
“On November 6th, you announced the beginning of public hearings associated with the Democratic Party’s partisan impeachment inquiry into President Donald J. Trump,” Nunes wrote Friday. “Based on the precedent and lack of jurisdiction, the House Intelligence Committee should not take the lead in conducting such hearings; however, by now the American people know your desire to see the duly-elected president removed from office outweighs your sense of responsibility to running a functioning intelligence oversight committee.
“Prior to the start of your public show trial next week, at least one additional closed-door deposition must take place,” he continued. “Specifically, I request that you sit for a closed-door deposition before the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight Committees.”