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Nunes requests Schiff testifies in Trump impeachment inquiry

Republican representative and Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Devin Nunes (pictured) requested that the panel's Democratic Chairman Adam Schiff testifies behind closed doors as part of the impeachment inquiry into United States President Donald Trump.

In a letter to Schiff obtained by Fox News, Nunes criticized the Democrats' "partisan" proceedings against Trump, claiming that Schiff's "desire to see the duly-elected president removed from office outweighs your sense of responsibility" to run the committee is obvious. "Prior to the start of your public show trial next week, at least one additional closed-door deposition must take place. Specifically, I request that you sit for a closed-door deposition before the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight Committees," the Republican lawmaker added.

On Wednesday, Schiff announced that public hearings in the Trump impeachment inquiry will start next week. Meanwhile, Trump accused Schiff and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of leading a "witch hunt" against him and called for the impeachment proceedings to be stopped.

Breaking the News / NP