(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Devin Nunes (R.-Calif.), the ranking member of the House intelligence committee, said at the start of today's impeachment inquiry hearing that committee Democrats "are blind to the blaring signs of corruption surrounding Hunter Biden's well-paid position on the board of a corrupt Ukrainian company while his father served as vice president and point man for Ukraine issues in the Obama administration."
In his opening statement before the House intelligence committee, Nunes, the ranking member, said:
After touting the Steele dossier and defending the FBI's Russia investigation, which are now being investigated by Inspector General Horowitz and Attorney General Barr, Democrats on this committee ignore Ukrainian election meddling, even though (DNC operative Alexandra) Chalupa publicly admitted to the Democrats' scheme.
Likewise, they are blind to the blaring signs of corruption surrounding Hunter Biden's well-paid position on the board of a corrupt Ukrainian company while his father served as vice president and point man for Ukraine issues in the Obama administration.
But the Democrats' media hacks only cared about that issue briefly when they were trying to stop Joe Biden from running against Hillary Clinton in 2015.
Nunes said the impeachment hearings "should not be occurring at all" until Republicans get answers to "three crucial questions," which Democrats refuse to ask:
He listed the three questions:
First, what is the full extent of the Democrats' prior coordination with the whistle-blower and who else did the whistle-blower coordinate this effort with?
Second, what is the full extent of Ukraine's election meddling against the Trump Campaign?
And third, why did Burisma hire Hunter Biden? What did he do for them? And did his position affect any government actions under the Obama administration?
Nunes noted that five Democrats on the intelligence committee had already voted to impeach Trump before his July 25 phone call with Ukraine President Zelensky.
In fact, Democrats have been vowing to oust President Trump since the day he was elected. So Americans can rightly suspect that his phone call with President Zelensky was used as an excuse for the Democrats to fulfill their Watergate fantasies.
But I'm glad that on Wednesday, after the Democrats staged six weeks of secret depositions in the basement of the Capitol, like some kind of strange cult, the American people finally got to see this farce for themselves.
They saw us sit through hours of hearsay testimony about conversations that two diplomats who had never spoken to the president heard second-hand, third-hand and fourth hand from other people. In other words, rumors.
The problem of trying to overthrow a president based on this type of evidence is obvious. But that's what their whole case relies on, beginning with second-hand and third-hand information, cited by the whistle-blower. That's why on Wednesday, the Democrats were forced to make the absurd argument that hearsay can be much better evidence than direct evidence...