Jim Jordan and Devin Nuns are done playing games with Adam Schiff and his rigged process.
The GOP has until Saturday to submit their witness list for the public hearings starting next week.
And they intend to call the whistleblower (and hopefully Hunter and Joe Biden although there are no reports the House will do so, but the Senate may).
Now, according to the rules set forth by Schiff, he can, if the other Democrats go along with him, block any witness the GOP calls – thus the calls the game is rigged.
This is what the American people will say when Schiff blocks Jordan’s witness – this is a game for public opinion right now and by checkmating Adam and daring him to deny the GOP a key witness in public the GOP will get the upper hand. Fair is fair.
In the Senate, the GOP control the rules so expect a much different set of hearings.
From The Hill: Republicans intend to subpoena the government whistleblower to testify in the House’s impeachment investigation into President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, according to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio).
The effort is not likely to bear fruit, as Democrats have rejected the idea of outing the anonymous figure, citing safety concerns, and they have veto power over any GOP subpoena requests for witness testimony.
But Trump and his Republican allies in the Capitol have made the whistleblower a central part of their defense, casting doubts about the figure’s political motivations, even as they readily acknowledge they don’t know the person’s identity.
In an investigation as weighty as impeachment, they argue, Trump has the right to face his accuser.
“The whistleblower statute never required for anonymity,” Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) told reporters recently.
Behind House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Democrats have hammered the Republicans for launching attacks on a figure before that person’s role in the Ukraine saga, if any, is clear — attacks, they say, that threaten the very safety of the figure in question.
“The president’s allies would like nothing better than to help the president out this whistleblower. Our committee will not be a part of that,” Schiff told reporters last week. “They have the right to remain anonymous. They certainly should not be subject to these kinds of vicious attacks.