Adam Schiff is leading a secret informal impeachment inquiry into President Trump.
One of his witnesses was Kurt Volker, the former United States special representative to Ukraine.
Reports indicate that Schiff strongly pushed Volker to say that Ukraine “felt” pressure from President Trump.
This piece of information could be exactly why Republicans haven’t been included.
According to The Washington Examiner:
In a secret interview, Rep. Adam Schiff, leader of the House Democratic effort to impeach President Trump, pressed former United States special representative to Ukraine Kurt Volker to testify that Ukrainian officials felt pressured to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter as a result of Trump withholding U.S. military aid to Ukraine.
Volker denied that was the case, noting that Ukrainian leaders did not even know the aid was being withheld and that they believed their relationship with the U.S. was moving along satisfactorily, without them having done anything Trump mentioned in his notorious July 25 phone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
When Volker repeatedly declined to agree to Schiff’s characterization of events, Schiff said, “Ambassador, you’re making this much more complicated than it has to be.”
The interview took place Oct. 3 in a secure room in the U.S. Capitol. While the session covered several topics, the issue of an alleged quid pro quo — U.S. military aid in exchange for a Ukrainian investigation of the Bidens and a public announcement that such an investigation was underway — was a significant part of the discussion.
READ the transcript further HERE.
Schiff was caught repeatedly lying about the Russia investigation but has gone quiet on that conspiracy theory as of late.
Many have speculated that the Democrat’s silence on Russia is because non-partisan investigators are on the brink of finding incredible corruption within the Obama administration.
This corruption could be why the impeachment push has intensified without evidence in order to protect former President Obama and his top officials James Clapper and John Brennan.