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Gaetz: Hunter Biden and Whistleblower Would Likely Be Witnesses

House Judiciary Committee member Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) said that if Republicans can manage it, Hunter Biden and the anonymous whistleblower at the center of the impeachment inquiry would testify in front of the committee.

“If we can prove that the presidents questions about Hunter Biden, about Burisma were legitimate, that they were well-founded in what our diplomatic corps and what other professionals believe, then it cant possibly be this, you know, this shakedown that [Rep.] Adam Schiff and [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi are spewing to the American people,” Gaetz told Fox News. “And so thats why getting that exculpatory evidence into the record is so important.”

Gaetz, who led a group of Republican lawmakers into a secure House Intelligence Committee-led impeachment deposition last month, said the son of former Vice President Joe Biden would be called if he had a say.

“Hunter Biden would be probably one of our top witnesses. I think the whistleblower would be a witness,” Gaetz told Fox. “And I think that others who can expound on the testimony of George Kent that reflect on the concerns with Burisma and the ingrained corruption with that company.”

Democrats have alleged that President Donald Trump misused his office by allegedly withholding military aid to Ukraine in exchange for investigations into the Bidens, which Trump has repeatedly denied. Ukrainian officials have also denied the claims. Hunter Biden sat on the board of Burisma Holdings, whose founder was under investigation for corruption in Ukraine at the time, while his father was in office. The Bidens have denied the corruption claims.

Rep. Jim Jordan, (R-Ohio), speaks to the media
Rep. Jim Jordan, (R-Ohio), speaks to the media
House Oversight and Reform Committee ranking member Rep. Jim Jordan, (R-Ohio), speaks to the media during a press conference in Washington on Oct. 23, 2019. (Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images)

Following weeks of public hearings and depositions under the Intelligence Committee, the House Judiciary Committee led by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) is taking over the inquiry.

Gaetz, meanwhile, told the news outlet that Americans have largely tuned out during the impeachment hearings.

“I think voters are concerned about their own needs, their own challenges, their own opportunities in theRead More – Source

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