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House Intelligence Committee, Ranking Member of the Republican Devin Nunes makes his opening statement during the first public accusation.
House Intelligence Committee ranking member Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., the starting shot for the first public hearing of the Trump prosecution request Wednesday by dismissing the allegations as a “carefully orchestrated smear campaign” and “low-rent” a follow-up to the Russia-investigation, no evidence that the Trump campaign, in cooperation with Moscow.
Nunes addressed Wednesday of Jehovah, the Acting U.S. Ambassador in Ukraine William Taylor and officials of the State Department, George Kent, saying that they are used in a “television theatre performance, staged by the Democrats,” to accuse Democrats of the selection of witnesses “as being suitable for television,” and audition during the closed door sessions at the beginning of the investigation.
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“It seems you agreed witting or unwittingly to participate in a drama, but the most important power, Russia hoax is over, and you were thrown in the low-rent Ukrainian continued,” Nunes said in his opening statement.
The Republican leaders expressed cynicism in the face of the accusations that President Trump put pressure on Ukraine in the exploration of the Democratic activities during the election in 2016, and the former Vice-President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
“We want these people to face value, when you trot out with a new batch of allegations,” he said, “but not to see who would be the Democrats ‘” scorched-earth war against President Trump surprised, all the typical signs that this is a carefully orchestrated media smear campaign.”
Nunes said that while the Democrats Trump the improper activities with Russia and the Ukraine have accused the Democrats themselves are the ones that are guilty.
“For years you have accused the Trump campaign, the agreements with Russia, if they themselves, he said, were the agreements with Russia, through the promotion and dissemination of the Steele dossier, based on Russian sources”. “And now you accuse the President of the trump card of abuse of office in the Ukraine, when they themselves are guilty of.”
Nunes comes through the maintenance of the President, his innocence, and insisted the ongoing investigation “is nothing more than an impeachment process in search of a crime.”
Nunes’ statement followed by Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.. ship explains the parameters of the charge request, to ask whether the President was looking for a state official acts and “exploit” Ukraine “weak spot” for personal political gain.
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“The thing is so simple and so terrible as the,” ship statement Wednesday said in his opening. “Our answer to these questions affect not only the future of this presidency, but the future of the presidency itself, and what kind of behavior or misconduct, the Americans can expect from your commander in chief.”
Ship described the core of the prosecution’s request, and said: “If this is not impeachable conduct, what is?”
Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.