Congressman Schiff: White House staff will not appear to testify

According to the head of the House Intelligence Committee, this will only strengthen the suspicions of obstruction of justice.

The head of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, said he did not expect the appearance in Congress of four White House staffers who were sent subpoenas as part of the investigation into the impeachment.

“We expect that the witnesses, who, in accordance with the subpoenas, were supposed to appear to testify this afternoon, will also not appear. This only expands the evidence base for the possible prosecution of obstruction of Congress against the President,” Schiff told reporters.

White House staff were called to testify in the investigation, which was based on a telephone conversation between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky. During that conversation, Trump asked his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate Democrat Joe Biden.

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