House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) – 11/13/19. Screen grab via C-SPAN.
On Wednesday, my Red State colleague Bonchie posted a running updates thread that gave an as-they-happened run down of the goings on from the first day of the
witch hunt public impeachment inquiry hearings on Capitol Hill.
Included in that piece was the transcript of Rep. Devin Nunes’ (R-CA) blistering opening statement, delivered before U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent were set to testify.
Nunes, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, did not hesitate to unload on the sham nature of the proceedings. But he saved the bulk of his fire for Intel Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA), who had no choice but to sit right next to him in silence as Nunes smacked him down 10 different times without identifying him by name.
Before we get to the video, let’s recap some of the truth bombs Nunes dropped:
In the blink of an eye, we’re asked to simply:
forget about Democrats on this committee falsely claiming they had “more than circumstantial evidence” of collusion between President Trump and the Russians; forget about them reading fabrications of Trump-Russia collusion from the Steele dossier into the congressional record; forget about them trying to obtain nude pictures of Trump from Russian pranksters who pretended to be Ukrainian officials; forget about them leaking a false story to CNN, while he was testifying to our committee, claiming Donald Trump Jr. had colluded with Wikileaks; and forget about countless other deceptions, large and small, that make them the last people on earth with the credibility to hurl more preposterous accusations at their political opponents.
And most egregiously, the staff of Democrats on this committee had direct discussions with the whistleblower before his or her complaint was submitted to the Inspector General, and Republicans cannot get a full account of these contacts because the Democrats broke their promise to have the whistleblower testify to this committee. Democrat members hid these contacts from Republicans and lied about them to the American people on national television.
The transcript said it all, but seeing it in living color just knocks it out of the park. The DC Examiner did a hilarious video mashup of all the different ways Nunes scorched Schiff in his opening statement Wednesday. Watch below:
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) November 15, 2019
Here’s the full video of Nunes’ opening statement, via C-SPAN:
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