Rep. Collins: Dems will be forced to go on record over impeachment

Rep. Collins: Dems will be forced to go on record over impeachment

November 1, 2019 100 By Kailee Schamberger


TOP STORY THIS HOUR IS THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY GAINING STEAM. THE HOUSE IS SET TO VOTE ON AN IMPEACHMENT PROCEDURE TODAY. THE WHITE HOUSE SLAMMING THE INQUIRY AS ILLEGITIMATE. DEMOCRATS ARE PUSHING BACK AGAINST THOSE CLAIMS. REPUBLICANS ARE PRESSURING NANCY PELOSI TO MAKE SURE EACH VOTE IS ON THE RECORD TODAY. JOINING ME RIGHT NOW IS JUDICIARY COMMITTEE RANKING MEMBER DOUG COLLINS. ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO SEE YOU. THANKS FOR BEING HERE.>> GOOD MORNING, MARIA. MARIA: LET’S TALK ABOUT THE VOTE TODAY. WHAT SHOULD WE EXPECT?>>WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT IS A LOT OF NERVOUS DEMOCRATS IN DISTRICTS THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP WON BECAUSE THEY’LL HAVE TO GO ON RECORD TODAY SAYING WE WANT TO INVESTIGATE THIS PRESIDENT, WE THINK HE NEEDS TO BE IMPEACHED. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT THEY’VE NOT HAD TO DO BEFORE. THEY’VE BEEN ABLE TO HIDE BEHIND THE SHADOWS OF ADAM SCHIFF IN THE DONE THE DUNE THE DUNGEON. NOW THEY HAVE GO ON RECORD. THEY’RE DECEIVING THE AMERICAN PUBLIC AGAIN. THIS IS A SHAM. THEY’RE EMPOWERING ADAM SCHIFF TO DO WHAT HE’S DOING. MAYBE THERE WILL BE A CHANCE IN JUDICIARY. PROCESS AND SUBSTANCE, PROCESS SHOULD LEAD TO SUBSTANCE. THE SUBSTANCE OF THIS IS THE BE PRESIDENT DID NOTHING WRONG. THE SUBSTANCE OF THIS IS THEY TRIED FOR 10 MONTHS TO PAINT THIS PRESIDENT WITH ANYTHING TO IMPEACH HIM. NOW THEY’RE TRYING TO COVER UP THEIR SCAM WITH THIS IMPEACHMENT RESOLUTION TODAY THAT REALLY FRANKLY DOESN’T DO ANYTHING. MARIA: LET’S SAY HYPOTHETICALLY THAT THEY VOTE TO IMPEACH FLUME THE HOUSE. WHAT HAPPENS — IMPEACH PRESIDENT TRUMP IN THOUSAND, THE PRESIDENT TRUMP IN THOUSAND, THH PRESIDENT TRUMP IN THOUSAND, THU PRESIDENT TRUMP IN THOUSAND, THE PRESIDENT TRUMP IN THOUSAND, TH. WHAT HAPPENS IN THE GLAD WHAT HAPPENS IN THE SLAD WHAT HAPPENS IN THE SEND WHAT HAPPENS IN THE SENATE.>> THEY REALIZE THE BASIC UNFAIRNESS. WHEN IT GETS TO THE T SENATE, YOU HAVE TO KNOW THIS IS NOT GOING TO GO ANYWHERE. THE DEMOCRATS BOTCHED THIS FROM DAY ONE, FROM NOVEMBER 2016 THERE’S BEEN A DRIVE BETWEEN THEY’LL AND THE MEDIA FOR IMPEACHMENT OF THE PRESIDENT AND AT THE END OF THE DAY THE QUESTION BECOMES WHY, BECAUSE THEY KNOW THEY CAN’T BEAT HIM. HE APPEALS TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. HE HAS AN ECONOMY THAT’S WORKING. HAD THEY CAN’T BEAT HIM ON THE SUBSTANCE. THEY TRY TO MAKE HIM BECOME A BAD GUY WHICH THEY CAN’T PROVE AND HE IS DOING A GOOD JOB. MARIA: IT’S JUST EXTRAORDINARY TO ME HOW THEY WILL NOT STOP WITH THE RUSSIA COLLUSION NARRATIVE, WHICH WE KNOW WAS COMPLETELY DEBUNKED, AND NOW WE FIND OUT THAT THE WHISTLEBLOWER WORKED FOR JOHN BRENNAN. I MEAN, I KNOW THAT WE’RE NOT NAMING THE WHISTLEBLOWER JUST YET HERE ON FOX BUT IT’S ALL OVER THE MEDIA THAT HE WORKED FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA, HE WAS VERY CLOSE TO VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN AND HE WORKED DIRECTLY FOR JOHN BRENNAN. YOUR REACTION?>>MY REACTION TO THIS IS LIKE THE OLD COMMERCIAL THAT SAYS ONLY THEIR HAIRDRESSER KNOWS. ONLY ADAM SCHIFF KNOWS WHO THE WHISTLEBLOWER IS. THIS SHOWS THE INHERENT INFAIRNESS OF WHAT’S GOING ON. WHEN YOU HAVE A WHISTLEBLOWER THAT WE KNOW HAD CONTACT WITH ADAM SCHIFF LONG BEFORE IT BECAME PUBLIC, LONG BEFORE ANY OF THIS GOT OUT IN THE MEDIA AND THE PROCESS THAT WE SAW FOUR WEEKS AGO, YOU HAVE TO QUESTION WHAT’S GOING ON. ONE INTERESTING THING ABOUT THIS IMPEACHMENT RESOLUTION TODAY IS IT SAYS THAT THE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE WILL PRESENT A REPORT TO THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE. SO RIGHT NOW RIGHT HERE I’M GOING TO SAY ADAM SCHIFF NEEDS TO TESTIFY IN JUDICIARY R TO TESTIFY IN JUDICIARY WHEN HE GIVES HIS REPORT. HE’S A FACT WITNESS AND THE WRITER OF WHAT THE REPORT WILL BE. IT’S TIME THAT HE ANSWERS QUESTIONS UNDER OATH BY REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS AND THE PRESIDENT’S COUNSEL. LET’S SEE WHAT HAPPENS IF ADAM SCHIFF HAS TO GO UNDER OATH. MARIA: BUT THEY ARE IN CHARGE. THEY’RE THE MAJORITY. SO WILL YOU ACTUALLY BE ABLE TO GET ADAM SCHIFF TO TESTIFY? I MEAN, YOU AND CONGRESSMAN RATCLIFFE CALLED HIM A FACT WITNESS BECAUSE HIS STAFF MET WITH THE WHISTLEBLOWER.>> LOOK, THIS IS A RESOLUTION, GIVES US THEABLE TO REQUEST WITNESSES. WE HAVE TO SAY WHY WE WANT THE WITNESSES. ALL I HAVE TO DO IS BE PUT ONE SENTENCE, HE WROTE THE REPORT. IT’S VERY SIMPLE. HE’S BEEN A LEAD CHARGE OF THIS FROM DAY ONE. HE’S COMPARED HIMSELF TO A SPECIAL COUNSEL. HE SAID I’M LIKE A SPECIAL COUNSEL. KEN STARR WAS A SPECIAL COUNSEL. HE SAT IN FRONT OF THE CLINTON IMPEACHMENT JUDICIARY COMMITTEE. THEY’VE TAKEN IT AWAY FROM JUDICIARY ALL TOGETHER. KEN STARR SAT THERE AT THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE AND ANSWERED QUESTIONS INCLUDING CLINTON’S PERSONAL LAWYER. IT’S TIME FOR ADAM SCHIFF TO DO THE SAME. MARIA: JUST TO BE CLEAR, SO THAT OUR AUDIENCE UNDERSTANDS, TYPICALLY IMPEACHMENT, THE JURISDICTION FOR IMPEACHMENT, THE JURISDICTION IS THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE. NANCY PELOSI DID NOT PUT IT IN THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE. SHE WANTED IT IN THE INTEL COMMITTEE WITH ADAM SCHIFF RUNNING IT. WHY? WHY NOT GIVE IT TO JUDICIARY WHERE YOUR COLLEAGUE, JERRY NADLER IS IN CHARGE?>>WELL, I THINK THAT’S PRETTY OBVIOUS FROM THE LAST 10 MONTHS. EVERY TIME THEY TRY TO DO SOMETHING IN THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE WHEN IT WAS OUT IN THE PUBLIC WE MADE A STRONG CASE ON WHY IT WAS A SHAM, WHY IT WAS A AS FAR AS. THEY MADE A — WAS A FARCE. THEY MADE A JOKE OF IT. THEY DIDN’T LET THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE SET THE RULES FOR IF IT WHATHAPPENS IF THEY BRING IT TOA WHATHAPPENS IF THEY BRING IT TON IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY. THEY WON’T LET THE CHAIR MANNED AND HIS MEMBERS HELP SET YOU UP RULES. THAT TAKES IT AWAY FROM ME AND MY ABILITY TO INFLUENCE THE RULES BY TAKING IT TO THE RULES COMMIT TIM THIS IS A PROBLEM, MARIA. THEY ARE TORCHING THE RULE BOOK AROUND HERE. THEY’RE ONLY FOCUSED ON ONE THING, GETTING TO THE PRESIDENT BECAUSE THEY’RE FEARFUL THAT THEIR BATCH OF CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT, THEY’RE SO BAD THAT THEY CAN’T BEAT THIS PRESIDENT BECAUSE HE’S DOING SO GOOD. MARIA: THEY LOOK AT THE LINEUP OF DEMOCRATS THERE, MAYBE FIGURE THEY CAN’T WIN. YOU’VE GOT THE 2020 HOPEFULS TALKING ABOUT THINGS THAT WILL TANK THE ECONOMY, LIKE TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN A GREEN DEAL OR MEDICARE FOR ALL WHICH NOW ELIZABETH WARREN ADMITS SHE’S GOT TO — THAT WILL MEAN JOB CUTS.>> WELL, I THINK WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE CIRCUS WHICH IS THE DEMOCRATIC DEBATES, JUST KEEP HAVING THEM. BECAUSE THEY ONLY THING THAT HAPPENS AT A DEMOCRATIC DEBATE IS WHO CAN OUT-FREE THE NEXT ONE. IF YOU DON’T HAVE A PRODUCT TO SELL, IF YOU AREN’T HONEST WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ABOUT WHERE THE ECONOMY IS, WHERE WE ARE AS A NATION, DEALING WITH REAL ISSUES — WHICH THE DEMOCRATS AND SPEAKER PELOSI HAVE NOT DONE IN THOUSAND IN THE 10 MONTHS THEY’VE BEEN IN THE MAJORITY, YOU SAY I CAN’T WIN YOU ON SUBSTANCE SO L I’LL GIVE YOU –L SUBSTANCE SO L I’LL GIVE YOU –I SUBSTANCE SO L I’LL GIVE YOU –L SUBSTANCE SO L I’LL GIVE YOU –G SUBSTANCE SO L I’LL GIVE YOU –V SUBSTANCE SO L I’LL GIVE YOU –E YOU SOMETHING. YOU CAN’T GET SOMETHING FOR NOTHING. SOMEBODY PAYS FOR IT. IF I’M GIVING SOMETHING FREE TO SOMEBODY I’M REACHING IN THE BACK POCKET OF SOMEBODY ELSE TO GIVE IT TO THEM. THIS IS THE PROBLEM PEOPLE ARE SEEING THROUGH. PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN HONEST WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. HE SET FORTH AN AGENDA THAT’S GOING. THEY’RE TRYING TO THROW ANYTHING THEY CAN TO DISTURB THE 2020 ELECTION BECAUSE THEY’RE STILL IN MOURNING OVER THE 2016 ELECTION. MARIA: I WANT TO ASK ABOUT THE WILLIAM BARR INVESTIGATION IN A MINUTE. WHAT ABOUT LAWMAKERS PUSHING TO HEAR FROM JOHN BOLTON, PRESSURING HIM TO TESTIFY ON THE UKRAINE CONTROVERSY. BOLTON’S ATTORNEY SAID HE WILL NOT APPEAR VOLUNTARILY.>> I AGREE, THAT’S WHAT WE’RE HEARING AS WELL. THEY’RE GRASPING AT ANY STRAWS. MR. BOLTON’S NAME HAS COME UP IN THE HEARINGS. THE ONLY THING WE KNOW ANYTHING IS BECAUSE ADAM SCHIFF LEAKS IT. ALL WE KNOW IS WHAT HE WANTS US TO HEAR A. HE’S NOT LETTING WITNESSES ANSWER REPUBLICANS’ QUESTIONS L. THIS IS THE ADAM SCHIFF HIDE IN THE DARK SHOW SPONSORED BY NANCY PELOSI. WE ONLY KNOW WHAT THEY WANT US TO HEAR. IF JOHN BOLTON COMES, I’M SURE JOHN BOLTON WILL TESTIFY. THERE IS NO QUID PRO QUO. WE SAW THE TRANSCRIPT. PRESIDENT ZELENSKY SAID I DID NOT FEEL PRESSURE. ONE OF THE STAR WITNESSES SAID — HE DIDN’T GIVE FIRSTHAND OR SECOND OR THIRD HAVENED INFORMATION, HE GAVE FOURTH HAND INFORMATION. WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE THE SUBSTANCE YOU TRY TO DIVERT PEOPLE WITH BRIGHT LIGHTS AND SHINY THINGS. THAT’S WHAT ADAM SCHIFF IS DOING. MARIA: CONNECT THE DOTS FOR US. WE LEARNED THE WHISTLEBLOWER YOU APPARENTLY WORKED FOR JOHN BRENNAN AND HE WAS AMONG THE GROUP THAT WAS PEDALING THE TRUMP COLLUDED WITH RUSSIA DURING THE 2016 ELECTION, THIS IS WHAT THEY ARE INVESTIGATING. NOW IT IS A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION AND THAT MEANS HE CAN BRING JOHN BRENNAN AND CLAPPER AND EVERY ELSE DOWN FOR A — SUBPOENA THEM FOR INTERVIEWS. WE’RE WAITING ON THE IG REPORT, IT’S EXPECTED SOON, MAYBE LEX WEEK. WHAT SHOULD WE EXPECT THERE AND CHARACTERIZE WHAT YOU’RE SEEING IN TERMS OF THOSE INVESTIGATIONS, CONNECT THE DOTS TO THIS SITUATION WITH THE WHISTLEBLOWER.>> HERE’S THE INTERESTING THING ABOUT THIS. COMPARED TO THE CIRCUS SIDE SHOW OF THE HOUSE DEMOCRAT MAJORITY, LOOK AT BILL B A LOOK AT BILL BARR, SAYING LOOK, I HAVE TO TAKE OVER A SITUATION FROM A PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION, STARTED WITH CORRUPTION, ALL OF THIS, BAKER, GOING BACK TO THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY WITH BRENNAN, A FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL THAT HAD EVERYTHING TO DO WITH GETTING AT THIS PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE AND THEN THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF. HE SAID I’M GOING TO MAKE SURE WE’RE GOING THROUGH THIS AND LOOKING AT IT PROPERLY. THE MUELLER REPORT SHOWED NOTHING HAPPENED. THERE’S A BIGGER ISSUE HERE. MUELLER DIDN’T LOOK AT HOW IT STARTED. WHY ARE WE IN THIS POSITION. HE APPOINTED DURHAM WHO WAS APPOINTED BY DEMOCRATS TO LOOK INTO ISSUES AS WELL. HE’S VERY WELL RESPECTED. NOW THE DEMOCRATS DON’T RESPECT HIM BECAUSE HE’S GETTING AT ISSUES THEY DON’T WANT. FROM THE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE, THE CORRUPTNESS WE SAW IN THE FBI AND YOU COMEY AND OTHERS AND WE’LL BE ABLE TO GET REAL ANSWERS TO WHY SOME OF THE ISSUES HAPPENED. HOW DID WE GET THE FISA ISSUES. HOW DID WE GET THESE REPORTS OF THESE FOLKS WORKING AGAINST THE PRESIDENT, NOT BEING TRUTHFUL IN THIS PROCESS AND NOW THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE TO GO UNDER OATH TO DO IT. THIS IS IMPORTANT FOR EVERY DEMOCRAT, REPUBLICAN OR INDEPENDENT IN THE COUNTRY. WE NEED A DEALT OF JUST — DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE THAT CAN BE TRUSTED NOT TO SPY AND WORK AGAINST THEIR OWN CITIZENS. IF YOU TIE IT TOGETHER, WE TIE IT FROM THE BEGINNING WHERE THE INVESTIGATION STARTED, WHERE THEY HATED THE PRESIDENT, SAID WE’RE GOING TO HAVE A WORK IN PROCESS TO GET THIS, COMING TO AN INSPECTOR GENERAL’S REPORT TALKING ABOUT FISA. DID THEY HAVE FISA ABUSE. MR. MANY COMEY AND ON OF THESE FOLKS, I THINK THEY’RE TAKING THEIR LAST TOUR AND THE TOUR NETWORK BECAUSE THEY’RE SCARED ABOUT WHAT’S COMING OUT. MARIA: DO YOU THINK WE’LL SEE JAIL TIME FOR SOME OF THESE PEOPLE WHO INSERTED DONALD TRUMP’S NAME IN RUSSIA MEDDLING IN THE U.S. AFFAIRS AND COMING OUT WITH THIS DIRTY YEAH TO OUT WITH THIS DIRTY YEAH DOES YEAH TO GET — DOSSIER TO GET WIRETAPS ON AMERICAN CITIZENS.>> I’M SURE MR. DURHAM WILL DO EVERYTHING IN HIS POWER TO GET