GOP wants Hunter Biden, whistleblower to testify in Trump impeachment inquiry , Ahead of the first scheduled public impeachment hearings Wednesday, house Republicans requested Hunter Biden and the whistleblower whose report sparked the probe give open testimony in the ongoing probe ,
Give open testimony in the ongoing probe of President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. Saturday was the deadline for House Republicans to submit their proposed list of witnesses to Democrats. In addition to “all individuals relied upon by the anonymous whistleblower in drafting his or her secondhand complaint,” Republicans asked for eight individuals:
The whistleblower: The still-unnamed official who filed a whistleblower complaint following Trump’s July 25 call with Ukranian president Volodymyr Zelensky.
Hunter Biden: The son of former Vice President Joe Biden and former board member of Burisma Holdings, Ukraine’s largest gas company. David Hale: The undersecretary of State for political affairs who testified behind closed doors on Nov. 6.
Nellie Ohr: A contractor for research firm Fusion GPS who worked on the Steele dossier, an unverified 2016 document compiled by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele alleging ties between Trump and the Kremlin.
Intelligence Committee Republican Devin Nunes wrote in a Saturday letter to Rep. Adam Schiff, the committee’s Democratic chairman. Schiff responded to the Republicans in a statement released later Saturday,
Saying they were “evaluating” Republicans’ requests and would give “due consideration to witnesses within the scope of the impeachment inquiry.” “This inquiry is not, and will not serve, however, as a vehicle to undertake the same sham investigations into the Bidens or 2016 that the President pressed Ukraine to conduct for his personal political benefit,