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House Republicans want Hunter Biden, whistleblower to testify at impeachment hearings

The House Ways and Means Committee hearing room, the largest hearing room in the House, is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, will use this room to hold the first public session in its probe of whether President Donald Trump violated his oath of office by coercing Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden and his family. (J. Scott Applewhite / AP)
The House Ways and Means Committee hearing room, the largest hearing room in the House, is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, will use this room to hold the first public session in its probe of whether President Donald Trump violated his oath of office by coercing Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden and his family. (J. Scott Applewhite / AP)
By Steve Geimann Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON – House Republicans asked the chairman of the Intelligence Committee to call Hunter Biden, the anonymous whistleblower and others to testify during the public impeachment hearings that begin next week.

Rep. Devin Nunes of California, the committee’s top Republican, wrote to the panel’s Democratic Chairman, Adam Schiff, on Saturday in response to a Democratic request to justify calling the individuals.

“Americans see through this sham impeachment process, despite the Democrats’ effort to retroactively legitimize it,” Nunes wrote.

The Republicans want to hear from former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, a former director of Ukraine gas company Burisma Holdings; Devon Archer, another former board member; and Alexandra Chalupa, former employee of the Democratic National Committee.

“Mr. Biden’s firsthand experiences with Burisma can assist the American public in understanding the nature and extent of Ukraine’s pervasive corruption, information that bears directly on President Trump’s longstanding and deeply held skepticism of the country,” Nunes wrote.

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