The House impeachment is rolling right along and we now have an estimated deadline for the House impeachment vote.
According to Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), who sits on the House Oversight and Reform Committee as well as having been named as the national co-chair of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, the House will “wrap this up before the end of the year.”
Public Hearings Upcoming
Republicans had until Saturday to get their witness list to Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), but he had it in hand by Friday.
Schiff was also greeted with a letter from Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) demanding that he testify behind closed doors in a private hearing for his role in the whistleblower complaint.
Republicans also submitted a list of close to a dozen witnesses they would like to question, but there are several names on that list that will likely be declined by Schiff.
Among those names would be Devon Archer and Hunter Biden.
It is a fairly safe assumption that Schiff would not put the son of his party’s leading candidate on trial in the House in the middle of a primary race.
Alternative Theory Floated
Khanna also revealed another interesting little tidbit.
He stated that it now appears as though Republicans are trying to float the idea that several administration officials may have acted in a rogue fashion to gain favor with Trump.
Specifically, Khanna believes Republicans will try to pin the quid pro quo on Rudy Giuliani, Mick Mulvaney, and Ambassador Sondland.
This is something we floated here just the other day, but Khanna says he is not buying it.
Khanna stated, “It just seems hard to believe.
“I mean, the person that was going to benefit was Donald Trump.
“He was concerned that Joe Biden was the leading candidate at the time against him and it defies plausibility that all these people around him would try to sabotage Joe Biden when the person benefitting was Donald Trump.”
As we stated the other day, though, this does make sense because one or all of these individuals may have been trying to gain favor in the eyes of Trump by setting this entire “quid pro quo” up IF that was actually the case.
Personally, I believe either Giuliani or Mulvaney are going to end up falling on the sword here based on the reports we have seen so far, as they are the only two directly linked to any of these discussions.
Democrats still have a long way to go, however, before they can actually prove anyone ever did anything wrong.