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Politics House GOP asks for Hunter Biden and whistleblower to testify in impeachment probe

17:55  09 november  2019
17:55  09 november  2019 Source:   washingtonpost.com

Lindsey Graham: Impeachment inquiry is 'invalid' without whistleblower's testimony

  Lindsey Graham: Impeachment inquiry is 'invalid' without whistleblower's testimony Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham asserted Sunday that the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump is "invalid" unless the identity of the anonymous whistleblower whose complaint sparked House Democrats' probe is revealed.Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham asserted Sunday that the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump is "invalid" unless the identity of the anonymous whistleblower whose complaint sparked House Democrats' probe is revealed.

House Republicans sent Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff a list of witnesses they want to testify in the impeachment inquiry, including former vice president Joe Biden ’s son Hunter Biden and the anonymous whistleblower who filed the initial complaint against President Trump.

The whistleblower ’s report of the call triggered the impeachment probe . This is a developing story. In a July 25 call to the Ukrainian leader, President Trump pressed for an investigation of former vice president Joe Biden ’s son, Hunter Biden , who was on the board of Ukrainian gas company Burisma.

House Republicans sent Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff a list of witnesses they want to testify in the impeachment inquiry, including former vice president Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden and the anonymous whistleblower who filed the initial complaint against President Trump.

Joe Biden, Hunter Biden are posing for a picture: Then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden attend an NCAA basketball game in Washington on Jan. 30, 2010. © Jonathan Ernst/Reuters Then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden attend an NCAA basketball game in Washington on Jan. 30, 2010.

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But Schiff is likely to reject many, if not all, of the witnesses from the Republicans’ wish list.

Adam Schiff says whistleblower testimony is 'redundant and unnecessary'

  Adam Schiff says whistleblower testimony is 'redundant and unnecessary' House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff made clear on Saturday that the Ukraine whistleblower won't be testifying in the impeachment inquiry, arguing that the individual's testimony would be "redundant and unnecessary."House Republicans earlier Saturday had submitted a list of witnesses to Democrats that they'd like to testify as part of the chamber's impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump and Ukraine. The list included the whistleblower and former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden.

House Republicans have included the Ukraine whistleblower , Hunter Biden and his business partner in their list of witnesses to testify at next week’s public impeachment inquiry hearings. But House Democrats have final approval over which witnesses will be called so it's unlikely that many on the

In the latest iteration of his increasingly frantic pushback against the impeachment inquiry in the House , President Trump on Thursday said investigators should call former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter to testify in the probe .

“We expect that you will call each of the witnesses listed above to ensure that the Democrats’ ‘impeachment inquiry’ treats the President with fairness, as promised by Speaker Pelosi,” wrote Devin Nunes (Calif.), ranking Republican on the Intelligence Committee. “Your failure to fulfill Minority witness requests shall constitute evidence of your denial of fundamental fairness and due process.”

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Facebook reportedly bans mentions of White House whistleblower's name .
YouTube has taken a similar approach to videos mentioning the person.The White House whistleblower wrote a nine-page complaint in July that alleged senior officials tried to "lock down" the details of Trump's phone call over the summer with Ukraine's president. During the phone call with Volodymyr Zelensky, Trump brought up the prospect of an investigation into Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son.

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