They are trying to push this under the rug…
Republicans on the House Foreign Affairs Committee say they have been barred from viewing classified documents relating to Democrats’ impeachment inquiry.
The 21 Republican members sent a letter to Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) protesting the rule imposed on them by the California Democrat:
To date, your Ukraine ‘joint investigation’ has operated almost exclusively within the jurisdiction of the Committee on Foreign Affairs,” the group, led by Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas, wrote. “So I was shocked to be informed yesterday that you will not be providing deposition and interview transcripts from this supposed ‘joint inquiry’ to the Foreign Affairs Committee. Your staff claims that the only way we will have access to the transcripts is in your offices, during designated hours, under the personal supervision and monitoring of a majority staffer.
The Republicans wrote that it is “outrageous and unjustifiable to deny us those basic documents, which are critical to our ability to meaningfully prepare for and participate in this investigation.” The members wrote that they required “the same access to the same documents in the same format, as is enjoyed by you and your staff.”
The members added that the Foreign Affairs Committee has “a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF), a classified computer system, and a full-time non-partisan Security Officer.”
“There is no legitimate reason to deny us the transcripts,” the Republicans continued.
In closing, the Republican members threatened “to pursue public efforts to correct it, including by seeking a privileged vote on the House Floor.”
McCaul and two other Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee — Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Devin Nunes (R-CA) — wrote a second letter to Schiff asking why he has decided not to call a whistleblower in for questioning.
“We are surprised by your announcement that the Committees will not receive testimony from the anonymous intelligence community employee whose complaint initiated the so-called impeachment inquiry,” the congressmen wrote in the second letter, obtained by The Daily Wire. “You had earlier committed that the employee would provide ‘unfiltered’ testimony ‘very soon,’ only to reverse course following revelations that the employee had a bias against President Donald Trump and that you had received a secret, early account of the allegations.”