President Donald Trump reiterated on Saturday that the congressional impeachment investigation into his dealings with the Ukraine is a “witch hunt” while calling for former Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to be called as witnesses in the inquiry.
According to Fox News, the president told reporters “The witch hunt continues, lot of witch hunt continues.” Trump added, “The Republicans have never been so united and I think the people of our country have never been so united.”
Speaking at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, the nation’s 45th president indicated he will likely release a transcript of a second phone call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday. “They want to have a transcript of the other call, the second call, and I’m willing to provide that,” said the president. He continued, “You’ll read the second call, and you’ll tell me if there’s anything wrong with it.” . . .
I recommend that Nervous Nancy Pelosi (who backed up Schiff’s lie), Shifty Adam Schiff, Sleepy Joe Biden, the Whistleblower (who miraculously disappeared after I released the transcript of the call), the 2nd Whistleblower (who also disappeared), & the I.G., be part of the list!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 9, 2019
As reported by TheBlaze, House Republicans also revealed on Saturday they intend to call on Hunter Biden to testify before investigators, along with the whistleblower who filed the complaint about the call. However, it is unclear if Democrats will agree to the Republicans’ proposed witnesses to testify. Fox also reported that pursuant to newly-approved rules governing the impeachment inquiry, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Democrats get to decide who testifies before the committee.
In response to the GOP’s request, Schiff issued a statement saying the Intelligence Committee would evaluate the Republicans’ preferred witnesses and “give due consideration” to those “within the scope of the impeachment inquiry, as voted on by the House.” (Read more from “White House to Release Second Ukraine Transcript” HERE)