House Intelligence Committee ranking member Rep. Devin Nunes told Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro Saturday, that phase two of the impeachment hearings will start this week with Chairman Jerrold Nadler who will deliberate on the constitutionality of impeachment.
Nunes said he doesn’t expect anything new from the House Judiciary Committee’s Democrat led investigation.
“Jerry Nadler has been in the witness protection program for several months after he botched the (Robert) Mueller probe. We’re going to see how this goes supposedly they’re going to talk about the constitutionality of impeachment,” said Nunes.
So far the Democrats have not been able to show any evidence that President Donald Trump withheld any aid from Ukraine in exchange for an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden. In fact, Office of Management and Budget Mark Sandy told lawmakers during Schiff’s hearing that the only reason the money was held up for a short period of time was Trump’s concern that other “countries were not contributing more to Ukraine.
The controversy surrounds questionable actions around Hunter Biden’s paid position on the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings. His firm Rosemont Seneca Partners LLC, “received regular transfers into one of its accounts — usually more than $166,000 a month — from Burisma from spring 2014 through fall 2015, during a period when Vice President Biden was the main U.S. official dealing with Ukraine and its tense relations with Russia,” according to reports.
No Evidence For Trump Impeachment
Nunes added, “during the (President Richard) Nixon impeachment hearings you had an actual break in – you knew what the crime was. During the (President Bill) Clinton impeachment you knew that he had lied to a grand jury. I think for two weeks one of the things we were able to expose is that not only did they not have a quid pro quo, they actually had to change quid pro quo to bribery until John Ratcliff had to pointed out that the only person ever accused of bribery in Adam Schiff’s star basement down in the capital is Hunter Biden.”
The White House until Dec. 6, to decide whether to participate in the House Judiciary Committee’s impeachment proceedings, Nadler said. The committee will hold it’s first hearing Wednesday, and offered President Donald Trump the option to send someone to represent him.
It is highly unlikely that the White House will send anyone to represent the president at the Wednesday hearing, according to reports.
Four Key Pieces of Evidence Against Democratic Narrative (Republican Memo)
- The July 25 call summary – the best evidence of the conversation – shows no conditionality or evidence of pressure;
- President Zelensky and President Trump have both said there was no pressure on the call;
- The Ukrainian government was not aware of a hold on U.S. Security assistance at the time of the July 25 call; and
- President Trump met Ukrainian President and assistance flowed to Ukraine in September 2019. These occurred without Ukraine investigating President Trump’s political rivals.