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GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy said Adam Schiff must be sidelined because he cannot be both “fact witness” and prosecutor.

From Breitbart

House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should formally sideline House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) from the Democrats’ “impeachment inquiry” of President Donald Trump.

McCarthy explained Schiff should now be considered a “fact witness” in the broader investigation of these matters given his and his staff’s role in coordinating with the whistleblower over the summer.

McCarthy said the pair of major revelations this week—first that Schiff’s staff met with the whistleblower before he or she reported concerns to the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG), and second that the whistleblower concealed the Schiff staff meeting from the ICIG, as the ICIG testified this week—undercut Schiff’s ability to move forward with the investigation. As such, McCarthy said, Schiff and his staff should now be considered “fact witnesses” in the investigation—and Pelosi should formally sideline him, removing him from his chairmanship and having him recuse himself from an investigation it would be impossible for him to honestly oversee.

“Something very, very interesting came out yesterday and they control what happens—they’ll leak just a couple texts instead of the full transcript,” McCarthy said in an exclusive interview on Breitbart News Saturday on SiriusXM 125 the Patriot Channel this weekend.

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