How many times have we heard Democrats whine about not being given access to information over the last two years?
To make that complaint, we should be able to assume Democrats would be more than forthcoming with information, right?
Wrong, and House Republicans are now calling House Democrats out for withholding documents related to the impeachment from Republican House members and their staff.
Hindering Republican Participation
Blocking members from other committees from information is one thing, but now House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) is now reportedly blocking Minority members of his own committee!
Earlier this week, Rep. Gaetz (R-FL) was blocked from attending testimony in front of the House Intelligence panel because he was not a member of that committee (even though Gaetz’s committee is also involved in the inquiry).
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), however, is on the Intelligence Committee with Schiff and should be given access to all documentation that is flowing both to and from the committee.
According to Nunes, Schiff has been withholding numerous documents, including letters that were sent to key administration officials and deposition requests.
On the denial of information, Nunes stated, “We see no reason for your withholding of these documents except as a deliberate attempt to hinder the Minority’s participation.”
We Want the Information
Nunes is not the only one complaining about the lack of transparency by the Democrats.
Judiciary Committee member Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) is also unhappy with the sharing of documentation.
Collins has issued his own letter to several committee chairs demanding the information be provided no later than October 22, 2019.
His letter stated, “Please make available all records, documents, transcripts and other materials related to or obtained in the course of the ongoing joint investigation between the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Committee on Oversight and Reform.”
Clearly, Schiff is trying to hide something and his honesty in all of this is already up for debate.
Not only has Schiff lied about his interactions with the whistleblower before the complaint was filed, but there are now reports one of his staff members also met with a key witness in the impeachment case prior to that witness testifying before Congress.
This is a conspiracy theorists dream, as every day it seems more and more likely this entire debacle was orchestrated by Schiff and the Deep State many believe now exists within our own government.