The impeachment proceedings currently embroiling our nation’s capital will soon be exposed as a bit of a double-edged sword for the Democrats, and the GOP is making no attempt to hide that fact.
The shenanigans themselves began with an anonymous whistleblower who made an official complaint regarding President Trump’s behavior on a July 25th phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky. The substance of concern was in regard to the alleged holdup of US aid to the tiny European nation, believed by the whistleblower to be directly related to the announcement of an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter’s business dealings.
Of course, it must be noted that this whistleblower’s information came to them second and third-hand, and, as such, has about all the validity of a well-worn ghost story.
But herein lies the beauty of impeachment: The Republicans will be able to bring all of this nonsense to light in the coming weeks.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) said Thursday Republican lawmakers plan to subpoena the so-called “whistleblower” to testify publicly as part of the House Democrats’ partisan impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump, according to The Hill.
Jordan’s remarks come as lawmakers on Capitol Hill are battling over whether to identify the so-called “whistleblower,” […]. Democrats claim the so-called “whistleblower” is no longer a key witness to their impeachment inquiry and must not be named due to the Whistleblower Protection Act. However, some Republicans, including Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) have dismissed those concerns and are mulling revealing the individual’s name.
“I’m more than willing to, and I probably will at some point,” Paul told reporters on Tuesday. “There is no law preventing anybody from saying the name.”
Previous to Jordan’s comments, the anonymous whistleblower offered to submit testimony to Congress via writing – a possibility that was quickly dismissed by House Republicans who are demanding something more conducive to a proper investigation.