Adam Schiff just threw Donald Trump the biggest curveball yet.
Now the President is scrambling to react.
And that’s because Adam Schiff made one impeachment announcement that will leave you speechless.
The entire impeachment witch hunt and phony Ukraine scandal started with a Deep State spy filing a so-called “whistleblower” complaint about a July 25 phone call between Donald Trump and the Ukrainian President.
The spy based his complaint on second-and-third-hand gossip, but it was enough for Democrats to launch an impeachment inquiry.
Since that point, President Trump and congressional Republicans have insisted that the spy testify so their claims could be cross examined in the tradition of American due process.
But now, Adam Schiff is pulling the plug on that idea and Democrats announced the so-called “whistleblower” would not testify at all.
The Washington Post reports:
The whistleblower who initially unmasked President Trump’s effort to pressure Ukraine for political favors has moved steadily toward the periphery of the House impeachment inquiry as several Democrats said Thursday they have ample testimony from senior Trump administration officials to back his claims.
Democrats were once prepared to take extraordinary steps to preserve the whistleblower’s identity under questioning, considering him central to their investigation. But over the past month, they have grown cold to the idea of exposing him to additional scrutiny after several witnesses described how Trump leveraged access and military aid to secure a promise from Ukraine to launch investigations that could help his 2020 reelection bid.
“I think it’s quite clear we have a surfeit of evidence that corroborates in full every aspect of what happened and the policy they were pursuing,” said Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-Va.), a member of the Oversight and Foreign Affairs committees…
… Schiff said in an Oct. 13 interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that the whistleblower’s testimony “might not be necessary,” and several Democrats involved in the investigations said this week that new testimony from key figures — including former Ukrainian ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, former National Security Council senior director Fiona Hill and William B. Taylor Jr., the current top U.S. diplomat in Kyiv — all made the whistleblower’s testimony even less essential to the probe.
One big reason Democrats don’t want the so-called “whistleblower” to testify is because they colluded with Adam Schiff’s staff before filing the complaint.
The complaint was professionally written in a theatrical narrative to amp up the claims of Trump’s supposed “wrongdoings.”
This led many Americans to believe Schiff’s staff wrote — or at least helped to write — the complaint.
Blocking the so-called “whistleblower” from testifying would prevent them from ever having to answer questions that would reveal to the American people that this entire episode was nothing more than a partisan scam.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.