[Ed. – Without Schiff there would be no probe. Which is to say that the whole impeachment effort is an extension of his futile two-year-long effort to nail Trump for Russian collusion.]
House Freedom Caucus members demanded Wednesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi oust Rep. Adam B. Schiff, California Democrat and intelligence committee chairman, from leading the impeachment investigation.
In a letter, 19 Caucus members, including new Chairman Andy Biggs, said Mr. Schiff cannot be trusted to lead the investigation because of his interactions with the person who filed a whistleblower complaint before the complaint over President Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president was filed.
“His interactions with the whistleblower make him a potential fact witness and his actions thus far have demonstrated that he is not qualified for this serious responsibility,” they wrote.
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The New York Times reported the whistleblower — who accused the president of trying to pressure Ukraine into investigating former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his son Hunter — first approached an intelligence committee staffer who relayed some “vague” information along to Mr. Schiff.