Speier: ‘The Whistleblower Has Great Risk Associated with His Life Right Now’

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Nov. 6 2019

Thornberry said. "I don't hear that".

"I believe it's inappropriate for a president to ask a foreign leader to investigate a political rival", Thornberry told ABC News' "This Week" host Martha Raddatz.

He also called the original whistleblower's testimony "redundant and unnecessary" and said that an appearance would put the whistleblower's personal safety at risk.

House Republicans over the weekend submitted a list of witnesses they would like to call for public testimony during the impeachment inquiry, but Schiff - who is running the probe - was swift to reject the request to have the whistleblower come forward.

So, the over-the-top Trump sycophant chose to go full Alex Jones and has turned to conspiracy theories to take heat off of the president.

Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. has listed the anonymous whistleblower on a list of witnesses Republicans will like to call as part of the impeachment inquiry.

A week has passed since lawyers for the anonymous whistleblower who set off the impeachment inquiry extended an offer to House Republicans to make the whistleblower available to answer written questions under oath.

He added, however, "I do not believe it was impeachable".

However, "I do not believe it was impeachable", the Texas Republican said, making the freaky argument that the public has gotten used to Trump publicly making the kind of comments heard in his call with Ukraine.

Although Trump consistently tells rally crowds that the whistleblower's account has been shown to be false, closed-door testimony by current and former administration officials has in fact corroborated core elements of the complaint, which centered on Trump's efforts to pressure Zelensky to investigate the 2016 election as well as Biden's son Hunter, who formerly sat on the board of directors of a Ukrainian energy company.

"If it can be demonstrated that the president asked for and had the requisite state of mind, that the president asked for an investigation of a political rival, that's over the line", Kennedy said on CBS's Face the Nation. "Your failure to fulfill minority witness requests shall constitute evidence of your denial of fundamental fairness and due process", Nunes wrote in the letter to Schiff.

"Presidents have withheld aid before for corruption", Paul said on NBC's Meet the Press . Rand Paul (R-KY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), have called on Democrats to reveal the Ukrainian whistleblower's identity.

Some of the witnesses Republicans have requested may be allowed, she added, including National Security Council official Tim Morrison and former Ukraine envoy Kurt Volker, both of whom have already testified behind closed doors.

"I think we should just turn over every rock and pursue every lead to ultimately get to the truth", Hurd said.



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