Nov 10, 2019

Schiff calls whistleblower testimony "redundant and unnecessary"

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff speaks to the media in the Capitol Visitor Center last Monday. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff said in a letter Saturday that the whistleblower's testimony is "redundant and unnecessary" because the impeachment inquiry has gathered evidence that "not only confirms, but far exceeds" information in the original complaint.

Why it matters: Schiff's letter to Rep. Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, comes after Nunes complained that Democrats had yet to treat President Trump with "fairness" in the impeachment process, directing witnesses not to answer questions from GOP committee members and withholding transcripts.

In light of the President's threats, the individual's appearance before us would only place their personal safety at grave risk."

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Read: WH declines to take part in first Judiciary impeachment hearing

President Trump at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan on Nov. 28. Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

The White House declined in a letter Sunday the House Judiciary Committee's invitation to take part in the panel's first impeachment inquiry hearing Wednesday. But the Trump administration letter doesn't rule out participating in future hearings.

Schiff: Ukraine report will be sent to Judiciary Committee after Thanksgiving

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House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said in a letter to members of Congress Monday that his committee is currently preparing a report on its investigation into President Trump and Ukraine, which will be transmitted to the House Judiciary Committee shortly after Thanksgiving.

What's new: Schiff wrote that in response to an "unprecedented campaign of obstruction" by the Trump administration, the report will "catalog the instances of non-compliance with lawful subpoenas" for the Judiciary Committee to consider for a potential article of impeachment.

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Schiff: I would be leading calls for impeachment if Trump were a Democrat

In a wide-ranging interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said the evidence for President Trump's misconduct is "overwhelming" and that he would be among those calling to consider Trump's impeachment even if the president were a Democrat.

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