Here’s Why Schiff Won’t Release The Transcript Of The 18th Witness
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Representative Adam Schiff is allegedly engaged in covering up the testimony of Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson because his testimony undermines the Democrats’ entire impeachment case.
“The potentially exculpatory evidence for Mr. Trump has remained classified and is not part of the record for the impeachment trial,” The Washington Times reported. “Because it remains classified, only members of the intelligence committee have seen it and Mr. Trump’s legal team is denied a copy.”
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) January 26, 2020
SILENT SCHIFF! Dems clamor for witnesses to drag out their media circus in the @realDonaldTrump #ImpeachmentHoax. But where is the 18th witness who ALREADY testified? The IG testimony is being HIDDEN by Schiff because it’s damaging to Dems! @TeamTrump @TrumpWarRoom pic.twitter.com/yaxZgfCc8C
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) January 26, 2020
The Democrats keep insisting on new witnesses. How about we hear from the old one first?
While presenting the Democrats’ case for impeachment on the Senate floor, lead impeachment manager Adam Schiff (D-CA) kept referencing 17 witnesses who testified during the House impeachment inquiry. But there were 18 of them. Schiff and the Democrats are refusing to release the testimony of Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, and according to Republicans who were present during Atkinson’s closed-door testimony, the reason the transcript hasn’t been released is because it proves both the whistleblower and House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff did not tell the truth about their contact with each other.
Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo interviewed Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) on “Sunday Morning Futures” about the 18th transcript the Democrats are refusing to release. Rep. Ratcliffe was there for Inspector General Michael Atkinson’s testimony and says the transcript is damaging to Chairman Adam Schiff and the whistleblower.
“The House managers kept putting up charts talking about the 17 witnesses,” Ratcliffe began. “But there were 18 … I was there. It’s the one transcript out of 18 that hasn’t been released. It’s a 179-page transcript … It’s the one transcript that talks about Adam Schiff and the whistleblower. Now, everyone knows by now that Adam Schiff was not truthful about his contacts with the whistleblower. More
The Democrats’ whole approach to this circus has been to only interview those they think to support their position, refuse to allow Republicans to call witnesses that don’t support the Democrats’ and hide any information that doesn’t support their position. So why would Schiff want to release any information he knows won’t support them?