The way the Democrats are handling this whole Ukraine thing is so dirty.
There is no transparency. They’re doing it all behind closed doors and even barring Republicans from key moments.
Adam Schiff just barred Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida from a deposition.
The Federalist reports:
Democracy Dies In Darkness: Adam Schiff Just Banned A GOP Lawmaker From Attending Key Ukrainegate Deposition
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., just banned a key Republican lawmaker from the deposition of a former anti-Trump national security official believed to be at the center of ongoing Ukraine proceedings, sources tell The Federalist. Schiff tossed Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., out of the deposition.
Although the U.S. House of Representatives has not approved a resolution authorizing a formal impeachment investigation, House Democrats have nonetheless insisted that they have full authority to subpoena all documents and testimony they desire, even if specific committees lack the jurisdiction to demand particular information.
Schiff, whom Pelosi tapped to lead her party’s anti-Trump impeachment efforts, chairs the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), which only has jurisdiction over the federal government’s intelligence agencies and related components.
According to the Congressional Research Service, formal impeachment proceedings are typically referred to the House Judiciary Committee. Gaetz sits on that committee; Schiff does not. The House has yet to approve a resolution granting broad impeachment investigative authority to any of its committees.
Gaetz gave a statement to the media:
Rep. Matt Gaetz: "I appeared just to participate, just to observe as a member of Congress, as a member of the Judiciary Committee… Why is Adam Schiff trying to run a kangaroo court? Why is he continuing to limit access to evidence, limit access even from members of Congress?" pic.twitter.com/22RGT0D2iO
— The Hill (@thehill) October 15, 2019
He also put out this video, which hits Schiff pretty hard:
What is Adam Schiff hiding? pic.twitter.com/03rXS2vxRQ
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) October 15, 2019
This whole thing stinks.
The Democrats are going to pay a price for their dishonesty.