Nunes: 'Phase Two' of Impeachment 'Circus' Is Much Different Than Nixon and Clinton Hearings

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Posted: Dec 01, 2019 11:28 AM
Nunes: 'Phase Two' of Impeachment 'Circus' Is Much Different Than Nixon and Clinton Hearings

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House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Fox News' Judge Jeanine Pirro on Saturday night to discuss the Democrats bogus impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. 

According to Nunes, "phase two of the circus" is going to begin next week because House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NJ) will hold hearings about what the House Intelligence Committee and their chairman, Adam Schiff, "discovered" behind closed doors. 

The Committees plans to conduct hearings relating to "'a months-long effort in which President Trump again sought foreign interference in our elections for his personal and political benefit at the expense of our national interest' and 'an unprecedented campaign of obstruction in an effort to prevent the Committees from obtaining documentary evidence and testimony.'" 

Notice something? The Democrats are claiming, once again, that President Trump is trying to influence our elections. It's the exact same charge they made against him with the entire Russia collusion delusion. 

Nunes referred to the impeachment saga as a "circus" that is still going.

"Well, we now know this coming week Jerry Nadler's going to start phase two of the circus. Jerry Nadler's been in the witness protection program since for several months after he botched the Mueller probe. We're going to see how this goes," Nunes said. 

But the House Intelligence Committee's Ranking Member brought up a great point: when past impeachment proceedings took place, there was evidence of a crime. In this case, Democrats can't establish a crime so they keep jumping from one thing to the next. First it was Russia and the Trump campaign colluding with Putin. When that was proven false, Democrats latched onto Trump's call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, claiming he demanded an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, for corruption in exchange for military aid. The call's transcript, however, showed no quid quo pro or bribery – or whatever other term the Democrats want to use – took place. 

"Supposedly we're going to talk about the Constitutionality of impeachment. Look, during the Nixon impeachment hearings you had an actual break in. You knew what the crime was. During the Clinton impeachment you knew that he had lied to a grand jury," Nunes explained. "I think for two weeks, one of the things we were able to expose is that not only did [the Democrats] not have a quid pro quo they actually had to change quid pro quo to bribery until John Ratcliffe pointed out that the only person that had been accused of bribery in Adam Schiff's 'star chamber' down in the basement of the Capitol was Joe and Hunter Biden."

Nadler sent a letter to President Trump and Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Doug Collins (R-GA) on Friday giving them guidelines for participating in the hearings. Trump has the ability to attend the hearings or send his counsel, if he chooses. Collins and other Republicans can issue subpoenas and interrogatories but Nadler has to approve them. And we all know how that will go.