November 18, 2019
Politics

Republicans Request Hunter Biden, Whistleblower, DNC Consultant Testify in Impeachment Inquiry

House Republicans want former Vice President Joe Bidens son Hunter Biden to testify in an open impeachment inquiry hearing, according to a list House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) sent to House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Nov. 9.

The other witnesses the GOP requested include Hunter Bidens longtime business partner Devon Archer, the person who filed a complaint against President Donald Trump over Trumps July phone call with Ukraines president, and the “more than half a dozen sources” the whistleblower cited in the complaint, which relied on secondhand information and media reports.

“Because President Trump should be afforded an opportunity to confront his accusers, the anonymous whistleblower should testify,” Nunes wrote (pdf).

“Moreover, given the multiple discrepancies between the whistleblowers complaint and the closed-door testimony of the witnesses, it is imperative that the American people hear definitively how the whistleblower developed his or her information, and who else the whistleblower may have fed the information he or she gathered and how that treatment of classified information may have led to the false narrative being perpetrated by the Democrats during this process.”

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) walks near the Longworth House Office Building in Washington on Oct. 28, 2019. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

Nunes told Schiff that Alexandra Chalupa, a Democratic National Committee consultant who Ukrainian officials said met with them before the 2016 presidential election to try to obtain dirt on Trumps campaign, should testify.

“Given President Trumps documented belief that the Ukrainian government meddled in the 2016 election to oppose his candidacy, which forms the basis for a reasonable desire for Ukraine to investigate the circumstances surrounding the election and any potential Ukrainian involvement, Ms. Chalupa is a prime fact witness who can assist Congress and the American public in better understanding the facts and circumstances surrounding Ukrainian involvement in the 2016 election,” Nunes wrote.

Nellie Ohr, a researcher at Fusion GPS, which commissioned and helped spread the dossier that made salacious claims, without evidence, about Trump and his campaign, was also on the GOPs list.

“In a 2018 interview with the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees, Ms. Ohr stated that, during her work with Fusion GPS that ultimately assisted in the production of the Steele Dossier—comprising false allegations against then-candidate Trump—Fusion GPS used information from sources in Ukraine, including Serhiy Leshchenko who recently lost his post from the Ukrainian parliament,” Nunes wrote, noting that Ohr is a “prime fact witness.”

Fusion GPS contractor Nellie Ohr arrives for a closed-door interview with investigators from the House Judiciary and Oversight committees in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington Oct. 19, 2018. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Republicans also want to call several former or current White House officials that have testified behind closed doors, including recently departed National SecuRead More – Source

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