The Republican Party has long been clamoring for the “formal impeachment inquiry” being conducted by the Democrats to move out of the shadows where it has stewed for the past few weeks.
In these secure and clandestine chambers, House Intel Committee Chairman Adam Schiff has had full say in what tidbits find their way to the public – a totality that has a vast majority of House Republicans rightfully irked.
With the passing of an impeachment “resolution” last week, the Democrats have promised to move out into the sunlight, and some believe that time could come as early as next week.
California Rep. Jackie Speier, a Democratic member of the Intelligence Committee, told CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday that she expects one more week of closed-door interviews before committees move into open hearings. It’s so far unclear who will be asked to testify or how many hearings will be held. Leaders of the investigation say the hearings will be crucial to explain their inquiry to the American people.
Schiff, D-Calif. said he hopes the testimony will eventually show “what the president did, why his misconduct is so serious” and how the “machinery of government” was pressed to help Trump influence the 2020 election.
The GOP has been openly furious with the selective dissemination of information being conducted by Schiff in particular, and recently stormed one of the closed-door sessions in a very public stunt.