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Jordan, Nunes, Meadows: Impeachment Effort Is Going To "Boomerang" Back On Democrats


Reps. Mark Meadows, Devin Nunes, and Jim Jordan told FNC's Sean Hannity on Tuesday that the House impeachment inquiry against President Trump "an obstruction trap to try to hold this president on impeachable offenses."

Nunes warned that the House Intelligence Committee was launching "Russia hoax 2.0" and would selectively leak information to the media.

Jordan agreed, saying Democrats were putting "the most biased chairman in Congress" (Rep. Adam Schiff of the Intel Committee) in charge of the effort.

"They are doing all of this right now because there is a pile of evidence that is about to be unleashed on them from the Inspector General and John Durham which will debunk all of the Adam Schiff testimony of the last two years," Meadows said.

HANNITY: All right. Earlier tonight, President Trump tweeted: As I learn more and more each day, I'm coming to the conclusion that what is taking place is not an impeachment, it is a coup, intended to take away the power of the people, their vote, their freedoms, their Second Amendment, religious freedom, or religion, military, border wall, and their God-given rights as a citizen of the United States of America.

Here with reaction, Congressman Devin Nunes, Jim Jordan, Mark Meadows.

Well, I don't disagree with a single word the president said there. Any of you?

REP. MARK MEADOWS, R-N.C.: No, not at all.

REP. JIM JORDAN, R-OH: Sean, think about this: Nancy Pelosi putting Adam Schiff in charge of this impeachment inquiry is exactly what Jim Comey did when he put Peter Strzok in charge of the Trump-Russia investigation. Someone as biased as Adam Schiff, even the Democrats would agree Peter Strzok should have never been running that investigation.

Michael Horowitz said he never should never have been running that investigation he is the one who said Lisa will stop Trump. Nancy Pelosi is doing the same thing with putting Adam Schiff in charge of this investigation. So the President is right, they have already made a determination, they don't care about the facts they don't care about the truth and the American people see through it.

HANNITY: Once again it seems Devin Nunes or Marco - it seems like another boomerang. Now we are going back and I've been saying we need to do this, we are getting back to it Hillary is rigged investigation, then we are waiting on the FISA report from the Inspector General, and after that the counterintelligence report, the Durham report which I assume would be--

That probably have people in the Obama Administration outsourcing intelligence gathering to spy on a candidate, a transition team, President, and other American citizens - are you confident that Italy and Great Britain and Australia maybe, those three countries - you're smiling Mark Meadows, I'm doing my job. Are you confident that's likely something we might discover?

MEADOWS: I think we are going to find a lot of players that were involved in this and Sean. And I think Jim is absolutely right. The Democrats, Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, they have made up their mind. Their one goal is to disenfranchise the voters from coast to coast who elected this President in November 2016.

More problematic than that, they have campaigned on really a false narrative. We know that Hillary Clinton, Senators and House Members, we know that DNC have reached out to foreign entities to help them during their election campaign and what did they expect? They would get elected or reelected and yet they are going to try to use the same narrative to impeach the President.

They are creating an obstruction trap to try to hold this President on impeachable offenses and we have go to call them out on it.

HANNITY: Devin Nunes, look at the parallels here, Hillary Clinton's dossier, Russian dossier with lies that impact the 2016 election, they didn't care about that. They didn't care about Ukrainian interference and a DNC contractor working with Ukrainians to impact our election, "POLITICO" acknowledging in January 2017 that they were successful? Where are all those people that said we can't have this?

REP. DEVIN NUNES, R-CALIF.: There are a couple things that I think your audience also needs to know about. That is that this is not a real impeachment. This is like a foul impeachment. What they're doing is, by keeping at the House Intelligence committee we're not built - the House Intelligence Committee is not a place to run impeachment hearings.

What they are trying to do is they're hiding this from the American people they don't want the normal process. As Mark just pointed out, it's important for people to go back and look at what the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee did? He fabricated the President's own words. These need a closer examination.

The Democrats tried to get dirt from the Ukrainians. The DNC, Clinton campaign, the origins of the Russia investigation begin in the Ukraine.

HANNITY: Will we Jim Jordan, will justice be served? Do you believe what we know and the facts that we have explained this audience here that, that this will result in those people involved in all of this being held accountable?

JORDAN: Sean, the Democrats are scared, why do you think Nancy Pelosi attacked Bill Barr last week? Why do you think the Democrats are trying to move fast? Why do you think she said we want to strike while the iron is hot? They are nervous about the investigation Bill Barr and John Durham are doing and what that is going to uncover?

They are nervous about the truth, that's why they are moving so fast. They tried the slow approach, they tried the two year Mueller approach, that didn't work because we had the time to get all the facts and prove them wrong. Now they are saying we are trying to strike while the iron is hot, we're going to do it in the Intelligence Committee. We're going to put the most biased Chairman in the Congress in charge of it Adam Schiff who was no different than Peter Strzok. That's why they're doing all this is to undermine Bill Barr and to go at to this President that we elected.

HANNITY: Adam Schiff is a liar, I will put him on this program for a full hour, get me three hours of my radio show, 630 at the best radio station in the country. Mark Meadows. Will we get to the truth and loot at another boomerang back? Now we are going to - have they done us a favor because now we can see Ukrainian, Clinton DNC collusion?

MEADOWS: Well, we're going to be able to see that but I don't think they've done us a favor. They've done us a disservice. When you look at what Adam Schiff has done, what they continue to do each every day is put this President and this administration, but more importantly the American people, they are putting them through really an impeachment mockery, not an impeachment trial?

When we start to look at the facts, Devin and Jim are exactly right. When you go back and look at the, yes it is going to boomerang on them. They are doing all of this right now because there is a pile of evidence that is about to be unleashed on them from the IG and John Durham which will debunk all of the Adam Schiff testimony of the last two and half years. But we've got to make sure that we stay on it and hold those people accountable. The American people expect it and that they demand it.

HANNITY: If I may revise and extend my remarks, Congressman my fellow colleague to use your words in the Congress. What I meant by that is they did us a favor because now the American people can see who really did the things they are accusing the President of. Devin, where does this all going to end?

NUNES: Well, just remember the House Intelligence Committee, the reason they are doing this is because it's all behind closed doors, it is all secret. We know from the Russia hoax, this is like Russia hoax 2.0. You are going to continue to see drip, drip, drip, there will be new stories and new bombshells as anonymous sources. The good thing is that the Republican Party, conservatives are used to this. Now it's just a matter of making sure that those in the middle in America understand what a hoax this really is?

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