House Republicans have their impeachment inquiry wishlist.
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the GOP's top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, named multiple witnesses his colleagues would like to appear during the inquiry's upcoming public hearings in a letter sent to Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Saturday. Among the names are former Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, who used to sit on the board of a Ukrainian gas company that President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani wanted Kyiv to investigate, and his business partner Devon Archer. Nunes also listed the unnamed whistleblower whose complaint about Trump's phone call in July with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky originally spurred the inquiry, among others.
BREAKING: HIll GOP just released its desires witness list for impeachment hearings, which includes — wait for it — Nellie Ohr, Hunter Biden, another Burisma board member as well as Alexandra Chalupa.
They also want the whistleblower, plus Kurt Volker and Tim Morrison
— Rachael Bade (@rachaelmbade) November 9, 2019
Democrats will have final say over which witnesses will appear, however.
Nunes wrote that the names were essential for providing "transparency" to the Democrats' "otherwise opaque and unfair process," especially concerning the whistleblower. "It is imperative that the American people hear definitively how the whistleblower developed his or her information, and who else the whistleblower may have fed the information he or she gathered and how that treatment of classified information may have led to the false narrative being perpetrated by the Democrats during this process," he wrote.
The letter follows another one Nunes sent Friday evening, in which he requested that none other than Schiff himself testify behind closed doors about any conversations he had with the whistleblower in August. Schiff has maintained those conversations did not take place, although it was revealed that the whistleblower did have contact with the congressman's office before the complaint was issued.