Among those on the list are Hunter Biden, whose father is a leading Democratic candidate to challenge Trump in 2020; Hunter Biden's business partner Devon Archer; the unnamed whistleblower, whom Trump and some of his allies have campaigned to publicly identify; the researcher Nellie Ohr of Fusion GPS, which commissioned a dossier that linked Russian Federation and Trump; and Alexandra Chalupa, a Ukrainian American who worked with the Democratic National Committee. "And if you remember, Adam Schiff started this off by wanting the whistleblower to testify, and now Adam Schiff gets to decide who comes forward, and now he is fighting the whistleblower for coming forward", continued McCarthy.
So, the over-the-top Trump sycophant chose to go full Alex Jones and has turned to conspiracy theories to take heat off of the president.
(AP) Democrats must approve any requests submitted by Republicans and they are expected to reject the requests for Hunter Biden and the whistleblower to appear.
Rep. Will Hurd of Texas, who has broken with the White House on other issues, said Sunday the whistleblower should not have been included on a list of witnesses the Republicans wanted to testify in open hearings set to begin Wednesday.
She added, "And the whistleblower has great risk associated with his life right now. So you have direct evidence, not indirect evidence".
On Friday Marie Yovanovitch, the former US ambassador to Ukraine, is scheduled to testify. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney of NY said he couldn't speak for Schiff but that figures like Hunter Biden and the whistleblower would not fall into that category.
Some Republicans, meanwhile, focused on the process of the impeachment inquiry rather than on the substance of the allegations against Trump.
In advance of the public hearings, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), who is spearheading the impeachment inquiry, has not yet finalized the witness list. "Evidence of an extortion scheme, using taxpayer dollars to ask a foreign government to investigate the president's opponent", Swalwell told Brennan on Face the Nation Sunday. Ukrainian officials say Hunter Biden is not suspected of any wrongdoing. "I think this is a bunch of B.S".
"I remain sympathetic with President Trump's legitimate concerns about the corruption", Sen.
Another Democratic member of the committee, Jim Himes, said Sunday that when people hear from respected officials with first-hand knowledge of the pressure campaign against Ukraine "the president's defense. which is all these people had second-hand knowledge, that's going to crumble". Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said on CNN's "State of the Union".