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  • CABLE.

  • BACK WITH ANDY BIGGS FROM

  • WASHINGTON

  • YOU HEARD IT, SIR.

  • YOUR REACTION.

  • >> WELL, I HAVE SEVERAL POINTS

  • TO MAKE.

  • WHEN SHE TALKS ABOUT A

  • MONARCHY, THAT'S WHY WE HAVE

  • ELECTIONS.

  • THE SECOND POINT IS IF THIS

  • REALLY IS AN EXIGENT

  • CIRCUMSTANCE WHY DID WE TAKE

  • OFF ALL THE TIME IN AUGUST,

  • SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER,

  • WITH NO ACTION ON IMPEACHMENT

  • OR INVESTIGATION.

  • THE THIRD THING IS PROFESSOR

  • TURLEY SAID YESTERDAY AND HE IS

  • EXACTLY RIGHT, THERE IS NO

  • EVIDENCE HERE.

  • SO WHEN SHE SAYS THE FACTS ARE

  • NOT CONTESTED, SHE IS FLAT OUT

  • NOT TELLING THE TRUTH.

  • THE FACTS ARE HIGHLY CONTESTED

  • HERE.

  • AND WE HAVE NOT HAD FACT

  • WITNESSES IN THE COMMITTEE OF

  • JURISDICTION THAT WILL BE

  • MARKING UP ARTICLES OF

  • IMPEACHMENT.

  • PROFESSOR TURLEY SAID GOING

  • FORWARD ON SUCH FLIMSY

  • EVIDENCE, THAT'S HOW HE

  • DESCRIBED IT, IN SUCH A FAST,

  • QUICK MANNER WITHOUT A THOROUGH

  • INVESTIGATION -- HE IS NOT

  • OPPOSED NECESSARILY TO

  • IMPEACHMENT.

  • HE SAYS YOU CAN'T DO IT THE WAY

  • YOU'RE DOING IT, IT WILL

  • UNDERMINE THE NOTION OF

  • IMPEACHMENT IN THE FUTURE AND

  • THERE WON'T BE A PRESIDENT WHO

  • IS NOT SUBJECT TO IMPEACHMENT

  • UNDER THESE FLIMSY STANDARDS.

  • THAT'S WHERE THEY'RE GOING AND

  • THIS IS JUST FLAT OUT A

  • POLITICAL MOVE ON THE PART OF

  • THE SPEAKER AND THE DEMOCRATS.

  • >> Bill: TWO POINTS ON THAT.

  • ONE SAID TO HER CAUCUS

  • YESTERDAY.

  • SHE SAID THIS IS THE MOMENT

  • WE'LL GET MORE INFORMATION.

  • IT COULD BE MONTHS UNTIL THE

  • COURT CASES ARE RULED ON.

  • IT GOES TO THE TIME CRUNCH ON

  • BEHALF OF DEMOCRATS.

  • SHE SAID HERE, TOO.

  • WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE ELECTION

  • OF 2020 SHE SAID THE PRESIDENT

  • MIGHT REPEAT HIS GUILT AND

  • RETURN TO POWER.

  • THEY HAVE A CLEAR CONCERN IN

  • ELECTION YEAR THAT THEY CAN'T

  • MOVE FORWARD UNLESS THEY DO

  • THIS NOW, SIR.

  • >> HERE IS THE THING.

  • IF THEY THOUGHT IT WAS SUCH AN

  • EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCE WHY DID WE

  • TAKE TWO MONTHS OFF IN THE

  • MIDDLE OF THIS INVESTIGATION?

  • YOU SEE WHAT I'M SAYING?

  • IF IMPEACHMENT IS THE RIGHT

  • REMEDY, DOING IT SIX MONTHS

  • BEFORE AN ELECTION IS JUST AS

  • IMPORTANT AS DOING IT NOW AND

  • TRYING TO CRAM IT IN.

  • WHEN SHE SAYS WE WOULD NOT

  • INDUCE ANY MORE INFORMATION,

  • HOW ABOUT THIS?

  • HOW ABOUT DECLASSIFYING THE

  • INSPECTOR GENERAL OF THE

  • INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY'S

  • TESTIMONY?

  • THAT'S CLASSIFIED.

  • HOW ABOUT LETTING US HAVE FACT

  • WITNESSES IN THE JUDICIARY

  • COMMITTEE ITSELF WHERE WE GET A

  • CHANCE TO GO THROUGH AND REHASH

  • SOME OF THIS STUFF AND EXPAND

  • AND BRING IN SOME OF OUR

  • WITNESSES THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO

  • HAVE TESTIFY?

  • WHAT WE'RE DOING IS SEEING A

  • RUSH -- A RUSH TO IMPEACHMENT

  • AT THIS POINT AND IT'S BEING

  • DONE IN A MANNER THAT'S NOT

  • PROVIDING PROCESS.

  • >> Bill: ONE THING THAT LOOKED

  • APPARENT FROM YESTERDAY'S

  • TESTIMONY WITH THE LAW

  • PROFESSORS IS THAT THE MUELLER

  • REPORT MAY BECOME RELEVANT

  • AGAIN FOR DEMOCRATS.

  • DO YOU GET THAT SENSE THAT THEY

  • WILL REACH INTO THE MUELLER

  • REPORT AND LOOK FOR POSSIBLE

  • CHARGES OF OBSTRUCTION OF

  • JUSTICE THAT CAME FROM THERE?

  • >> ABSOLUTELY, BILL.

  • I THINK YOU'RE RIGHT ON THE

  • MONEY THERE.

  • THAT'S WHY THEY ARE STARTING TO

  • BRING UP OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE.

  • THEY DON'T HAVE ALL THE HORSES

  • ON THE OTHER END AND TRY TO

  • BRING UP MUELLER.

  • THAT PROBLEM, IT HAS BEEN RULED

  • BY THE D.O.J. OF DEVOID OF

  • OBSTRUCTION.

  • THERE IS A MENU SO SOME MEMBERS

  • CAN VOTE NO FOR POLITICAL

  • PURPOSES AND THEN VOTE YES

  • UNDER THE PRESSURE OF THE

  • SPEAKER SO THEY CAN GO BACK TO

  • THEIR DISTRICTS THAT THEY'RE

  • IN, THE 31 DISTRICTS AND SAY

  • YOU KNOW WHAT?

  • I VIEWED THIS CAREFULLY AND

  • VOTED NO ON THIS ARTICLE AND

  • THIS ARTICLE BUT I THOUGHT

  • EVIDENCE WAS IMPORTANT SO I

  • VOTED YES ON THAT.

  • THAT'S THE TYPE OF POLITICAL

  • SHENANIGANS THAT WILL GO ON

  • HERE IN ORDER TO UNDERMINE THE

  • ELECTION OF 2016.

  • >> Bill: WAS THIS A FOREGONE

  • CONCLUSION EVEN BEFORE THE

  • HEARING STARTED YESTERDAY?

  • I ASK THAT.

  • MITCH MCCONNELL'S OFFICE

  • CLEARED THE CALENDAR FOR THE

  • MONTH OF JANUARY.

  • >> I FELT IT WAS TWO WEEKS AGO

  • I THOUGHT MAYBE THEY WERE GOING

  • TO WALK AWAY FROM IT LOOKING AT

  • POLLING DATA CRATERING.

  • I FELT THEY EITHER HAD TO PUT

  • PEDAL TO THE METAL AND BACK

  • AWAY ALL TOGETHER.

  • SO YES, I THINK YOU'RE PROBABLY

  • RIGHT.

  • >> Bill: WE'LL SPEAK TO THE

  • WHITE HOUSE NEXT HOUR.

  • WE'RE UNDER THE UNDERSTANDING

  • THAT THE WHITE HOUSE WILL CALL

  • WITNESSES DURING A SENATE TRIAL.

  • DO YOU KNOW WHO THOSE WITNESSES

  • COULD BE?

  • >> AT THIS POINT I HAVEN'T

  • TALKED ABOUT IT WITH THEM SO I

  • DON'T KNOW.

  • >> Bill: NANCY PELOSI ALSO TOLD

  • HER CAUCUS TO BE FLEXIBLE IN

  • DECEMBER MEANING DECEMBER 21 OR

  • DECEMBER 22.

  • THAT'S A SATURDAY OR SUNDAY

  • BEFORE THE CHRISTMAS BREAK.

  • IS THAT THE TIME FRAME THAT YOU

  • SEE FOR THE HOUSE, SIR?

  • >> YES, I GOT THAT INFORMATION

  • LAST NIGHT LATE THAT WE

  • PROBABLY WON'T GET OUT OF HERE

  • BEFORE DECEMBER 22nd.

  • THAT MADE ME FEEL THEY WERE

  • READY TO PULL THE TRIGGER ON

  • IMPEACHMENT.

  • >> Bill: YOU WENT THROUGH A

  • TRANSCRIPT OF THE JULY 25th