Rep. Jim Jordan Moved To House Intelligence Committee AKA ‘Impeachment Committee’

Cheryl Sanders
November 9, 2019

"Jim Jordan has been on the front lines in the fight for fairness and truth".

As for Crawford, he'll get his seat on Intelligence back after the impeachment proceedings conclude, McCarthy said, calling the Arkansas Republican "an exemplary member". "The typically venerable Intelligence Committee has now become the partisan Impeachment Committee".

"However, by now the American people know your desire to see the duly-elected president removed from office outweighs your sense of responsibility to running a functioning intelligence oversight committee", Nunes wrote. "When it is finished, Rick will rejoin the committee and resume his work to keep our country safe".

Ivanka Trump expressed some disagreement with her father on one aspect of the impeachment inquiry during an interview with the Associated Press published on Friday morning.

Jordan, a ranking member on the House Oversight and Reform Committee, said Republicans have been asked to submit a list of their witnesses. Republican Representative Jim Jordan, a fierce Trump defender, tweeted that he wants the whistleblower to "testify under oath and in person". Rep. Jordan now serves as Ranking Member of the House Oversight Committee.

Schiff also told Nunes that Democrats do not intend to request public testimony from every witness who previously testified behind closed doors in depositions or interviews as part of the Trump impeachment inquiry.

President Trump and the Republicans have repeatedly stated that the identity of the whistleblower should be revealed and have pressured the media to identify him.

Schiff, in a tweet on Wednesday, said they will hear from William Taylor, the top USA diplomat in Ukraine, and George Kent, an expert on Ukraine and Russian Federation who serves as a deputy assistant secretary at the State Department, on November 13, Xinhua reported.

Trump's allies want to try to counter potentially damaging testimony by USA diplomats during next week's public hearings by presenting the whistleblower as a partisan figure who helped Democrats launch an impeachment inquiry that had always been considered, according to House of Representatives Republican aides and strategists.

The first public hearing features Taylor, the acting US ambassador to Ukraine, who already testified to congress members in closed-door meetings.

If Schiff have been to veto any of the GOP's witnesses, the matter would go to a vote earlier than the total committee, which is managed by the Democrats.

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