House Republicans continue to press their Democratic counterparts for transparency amid the recent impeachment probe- the latest push being in the form of a letter to Representative Adam Schiff.
Representative Jim Jordan sent a letter to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff Wednesday urging for disclosure of the whistleblower’s identity in an effort to vet his or her credibility with regard to sources.
The letter sheds light on the fact Schiff has made an apparent switch regarding a previous promise; he had inferred previously Republicans would be exposed to “unfiltered” testimony.
Since that promise, Schiff’s GOP counterparts have been shut out of the recent impeachment push while Democrats continue to hold testimony behind closed doors.
According to a Fox News report, the whistleblower allegedly acknowledged potential anti-Trump bias, and this was when Schiff reneged on his vow, according to GOP lawmakers.
Fox News has also reported the whistleblower has provided inconsistent accounts and is also allegedly a registered Democrat, another reason Republican lawmakers are pushing for more disclosure.
Representative Jordan’s letter comes just one day after dozens of Republican lawmakers protested, by entering a closed-door hearing on Capitol Hill, in an effort to push for more transparency throughout the process.
President Trump has repeatedly slammed the ongoing efforts calling it “fraud” while also claiming it will aid in reinvigorating his base.
The president took to twitter last week saying, “95% Approval Rating in the Republican Party. Thank you! Just won two Congressional Seats in North Carolina, & a Governors runoff in Louisiana, which Republicans should now win! Because of Impeachment Fraud, we will easily take back the House, add in the Senate, & again win Pres!”