Rep. Doug Collins (Ga.), the top GOP member of the House Judiciary Committee, just made his move on Jerry Nadler and Adam Schiff.
Appearing with Chris Wallace on Fox News today, Collins said Ken Star testified during Clinton’s impeachment hearing which is a precedent and that as the impeachment moves to the committee he is ranking member on, the Judiciary Committee, he can now get in the game.
And as Adam has publicly compared what he is doing to a special counsel the next move is obvious.
Put Schiff on the witness stand. If you add to that legal precedent that Schiff and his staff have other first-hand knowledge via meetings with the whistleblower, Schiff can expect to be on the hot seat soon.
From The Hill:
“My first and foremost witness is Adam Schiff,” Collins said on “Fox News Sunday,” also noting that Schiff had “compared himself in the past to a special counsel” and that then-special prosecutor Ken Starr testified during the GOP-controlled House’s impeachment of former President Clinton.
“[Schiff] has put himself into that position,” Collins added. “If he chooses not to [testify], then I really have to question his veracity in what he’s putting in his report.”
“It’s easy to hide behind a report,” Collins said.
“But it’s going to be another thing to actually get up and have to answer questions.”
Host Chris Wallace questioned Collins about testimony from several House Intelligence Committee witnesses who said President Trump had conditioned aid to Ukraine on investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden and conspiracy theories about Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election.
“Before we get to the question of whether this is an impeachable offense or not, do you see anything wrong with the president conditioning support of Ukraine to that country investigating some of the president’s political rivals?” Wallace asked.
“The premise of your question is based on witnesses who agree with your premise,” Collins responded, saying that he himself did not agree