California Rep. Adam Schiff just got some bad news and he brought it on himself with his impeachment scam against President Donald Trump.
House Judiciary Committee ranking member and Georgia Rep. Doug Collins said that the California representative and flag bearer for impeachment will be the first witness that the GOP calls.
Schiff is preparing his report on his committee’s findings after having closed door hearings and televised hearings, and he is likely to recommend impeachment, but now he is going to have a ton of explaining to do.
“The first and foremost, the first person that needs his Adam Schiff. He’s been the author of many things. A lot of them found to be false over the last couple of years but he’s only the author of the report,” Collins said on “Fox News Sunday.”
“He compared himself in the past to a special counsel. This is what he said he was doing. We go by the Clinton — Ken Starr was a special counsel, he presented a report of where — he actually came and sat and testified under oath and took questions from all five including the White House,” he said.“My first and foremost witness in Adam Schiff.”
“He needs to be (the first witness). He’s put himself into that position. If he chooses not to than I really question his veracity and what he’s putting in his report. The question the motives of why he’s doing it.
“It is easy to hide behind a report. It’s easy to hide behind at gavel and intelligence committee behind closed door hearings but it’s going to be another thing to actually get up and have to answer questions about what his staff knew, how he knew, what he know about the whistle-blower, his interactions he’s had with Ukraine, the other things that he’s out over time in this process and also why he is still not released documents to our committee and reports to our committee that we need to actually proceed in our committee of judiciary Committee, which is the committee of impeachment.
“I have a question, why are they hiding the stuff from us? If they think they have such a case, give us all the materials and don’t let Jerry Nadler write a crazy letter that says on the sixth let us know who your witnesses are. We don’t even have the information from the Intel committee at. This is why this is a problematic exercise and simply a made-for-tv event coming on Wednesday,” he said.
“Okay, chairman Nadler has also written to the White House asking if they want to have a lawyer to represent them at Wednesday’s hearing, which is going to be with constitutional scholars, and to actually mount a defense of the president next week, a week from Monday. Do you know whether the White House is going to participate?” host Chris Wallace said.
“I think we are still looking at that, but I have a question for you, Chris. Why would they want to print as of right and just another rerun — we are back, by the way, in rerun here in the Judiciary Committee,” Wallace said.
“We had constitutional scholars in the committee talk about from the Mueller report is there an impeachable offense.
“This is a complete American waste of time or here. The problem is Jerry Nadler and the rest of them have already gotten their mind that writing the articles of impeachment, whether they have fairness or process — if the White House participates with a bunch of constitutional scholars, which by the way, I wrote a letter to chairman Nadler, why are we doing this on a normal 3:1 ratio,” Collins said.
“If it so important like we did with Clinton almost four times as many of these witnesses, why don’t at least get 2 for 2? Why don’t we at least have more witnesses?” he said.