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Politics Gaetz to Dem counsel: 'We want Schiff in the chair! Not you!'

22:22  09 december  2019
22:22  09 december  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

Intelligence Committee to begin circulating draft Ukraine report Monday

  Intelligence Committee to begin circulating draft Ukraine report Monday It's a crucial step in the House's fast-moving impeachment inquiry. © Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff After a 24-hour review period, the panel is expected to approve the findings on Tuesday — likely on a party-line vote — teeing it up for consideration by the Judiciary Committee, which is expected to draft and consider articles of impeachment in the coming weeks.

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Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., upbraided Democratic Intelligence Counsel Dan Goldman on Monday to demand that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., take the stand to testify in the ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

“We want Schiff in the chair! Not you!” Gaetz said to Goldman.

Gaetz’s pronouncement, which interrupted the questioning by the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, Doug Collins of Georgia, drew strong condemnation from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., who warned the Florida lawmaker that interruptions would not be tolerated.

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“You’ve been warned before,” Nadler said after slamming the gavel. “You cannot simply yell out.”

Gaetz’s call to have Schiff testify has been echoed by many other Republican lawmakers on the Judiciary Committee.

“Where’s Adam? Where’s Adam?” Collins asked rhetorically to Goldman during his questioning. “It’s his report.”

Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee released earlier this month a 300-page report stating that Trump seriously misused the power of his office for personal political gain by seeking foreign intervention in the American election process and obstructed Congress by stonewalling efforts to investigate.

Kevin McCarthy Defends Nunes Over Call Logs in Report, Rails Against Schiff: Has ‘Long History’ of Lying

  Kevin McCarthy Defends Nunes Over Call Logs in Report, Rails Against Schiff: Has ‘Long History’ of Lying Top House Republicans spoke earlier tonight on the impeachment report released by the House Intel Committee Democrats and railed against the process — and Chairman Adam Schiff in particular. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The report includes call records showing calls between Rudy Giuliani and a number of people, including Devin Nunes, who himself is listed as having a call with Giuliani’s indicted associate Lev Parnas.

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The report did not render a judgment on whether Trump’s actions stemming from a July 25 phone call with Ukraine's president rise to the level of “high crimes and misdemeanors," warranting impeachment. That is for Congress to decide. But it details “significant misconduct" by the president that the House Judiciary Committee will begin to assess Wednesday.

"The evidence that we have found is really quite overwhelming that the president used the power of his office to secure political favors and abuse the trust American people put in him and jeopardize our security,” Schiff said at the time of the release.

Schiff added: “Americans need to understand that this president is putting his personal political interests above theirs. And that it's endangering the country."

Fox News’ Chad Pergram and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Adam Schiff Rips Donald Trump's Republicans Defenders: Their Most Shameful Hour .
House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Thursday night delivered a blistering critique of Republican lawmakers who continue to attempt to stymie the congressional impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over the Ukraine scandal. © Scott Olson/Getty Images Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) “For some of our members, who are defending the Constitution, it is their finest hour,” Schiff told “The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert. “But for others, who are willfully blinding themselves to this president’s misconduct, it is the most shameful hour.

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