There has been no evidence of wrongdoing by the Bidens in Ukraine.
McCarthy also claimed Democrats are trying to obfuscate their involvement with the whistleblower who alerted officials about Trump's July 25 which is at the center of the impeachment inquiry. Joe Biden was videotaped telling how he pressured former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to fire their top prosecutor, Viktor Shokin who was investigating the gas company.
(AP) Democrats must approve any requests submitted by Republicans and they are expected to reject the requests for Hunter Biden and the whistleblower to appear.
"The question is, did the President of the United states violate the Constitution". Or they simply asserted that the president did nothing wrong.
It would be unfair if the person who started the impeachment inquiry didn't testify, Graham said. But in a letter sent Saturday to Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Tulare), the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, Schiff said there would be no facilitating of efforts to "threaten, intimidate and retaliate against the whistleblower who courageously raised the initial alarm".
"I think we should be protecting the identity of the whistleblower", Hurd said. "Having this whistleblower law on the books is important". Rand Paul (R-KY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), have called on Democrats to reveal the Ukrainian whistleblower's identity. In fact, during a rally in Kentucky last week, Paul called on the media to print the whistleblower's name.
"I recommend that Nervous Nancy Pelosi (who backed up Schiff's lie), Shifty Adam Schiff, Sleepy Joe Biden, the Whistleblower (who miraculously disappeared after I released the transcript of the call), the 2nd Whistleblower (who also disappeared), & the I.G., be part of the list!" the president tweeted.
"Crickets", said Mark Zaid, an attorney for the whistleblower. USA diplomats have since described the demand as a quid pro quo in which a foreign government was pressured to get involved in the 2020 election for the personal benefit of Trump.
"Your failure to fulfill Minority witness requests shall constitute evidence of your denial of fundamental fairness and due process", said the California Republican in his Saturday letter.
Other Republicans steered clear of the substance of allegations or questioned their significance.
"Well, because what's going to happen, when you find out who the whistleblower is, I'm confident you're going to find out it's somebody from the deep state", Graham said.
Democrats contend that for the president and his allies, expressing worry about corruption was code for pressuring authorities in Kyiv to procure information that could be damaging to the Bidens and Democrats.
"You have an elected official demanding action of a foreign country - in this case providing something of valuem which is the investigation - and he's withholding aid, which is that official act".