” Why are we doing this part behind closed doors? It’s because this is a tight circle of individuals who saw the president’s shakedown plan,” Swalwell stated on “ The Story with Martha MacCallum“. “[What] we don’t desire with this, is sharing with each other what they heard or what they did.”
Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., on Wednesday took steps to require a vote on his movement to condemn and censure House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., for his “egregiously false and fabricated” reading of President Trump‘s July 25 telephone call with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky throughout a hearing last month.
Biggs, who slammed the hearings in the impeachment inquiry as “Soviet-style procedures,” brought his resolution to the flooring after getting the support of 135 Republican legislators in the lower chamber of Congress.
Swalwell dismissed Biggs’ complaint: ” They beinged in the interview with me. They heard the witness first-hand. The transcript is being evaluated by the witness today.
” And after that it goes back to them, again, when you’re assaulting the process and you can’t defend what the president said, I think it’s quite obvious that you repent of what he did.”
Swalwell also stated the president committed a “criminal activity,” triggering MacCallum to push him on the fairness of the process.
” But nothing that Ambassador [Kurt] Volker said opposed what President Trump stated,” Swalwell stated. “We have a criminal activity, extortion.”
” You’ve currently chosen that there is a criminal activity?” MacCallum asked.
” A criminal activity was dedicated. We’re now looking at the suspect, the president, who admitted to the crime by the way,” Swalwell responded before including the president is ” entitled to a reasonable procedure.”
Fox News’ Andrew O’Reilly added to this report.