Now, why oh why would Democrats want to keep interviews being held during impeachment hearings secret? Surely they want to be transparent and open with the American people, right? Especially if they’re doing all of this to protect us and the Constitution, as they’ve claimed.
Oh, ouch, we can’t stop laughing.
In House impeachment effort, why was Volker interview secret? Why was Atkinson interview secret? Why are two scheduled this week secret? Do Dems propose to impeach president on basis of information not available to the public? https://t.co/WZhJVuqdLE
— Byron York (@ByronYork) October 7, 2019
What are Dems hiding?
From the Washington Examiner:
Last week’s sessions weren’t just secret. They were super-secret. The first hearing, in which the witness was former Ukraine special envoy Kurt Volker, was held in what is known as a SCIF, which stands for sensitive compartmented information facility. It is a room in the Capitol built to be impervious to electronic surveillance so that lawmakers can discuss the nation’s most important secrets without fear of discovery.
The second hearing, in which Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson testified, was also held in the SCIF.
Were highly classified matters discussed at the Volker and Atkinson hearings? Apparently not. Neither interview was classified. And even if some classified information were involved, it would be astonishing for Democrats to believe they could attempt to remove the president on the basis of information that is not available to the public.
For wanting to “save” the democratic process, they want to keep the people in the dark.
— Nate (on the) Stone (@nes_nathan) October 7, 2019
Doesn’t a Democracy die in darkness or something like that?
It's not a serious effort impeach because there's been no House vote.
Since this is all theater, no reason to not keep it secret.
— Brian Cates (@drawandstrike) October 7, 2019
It’s all a show for their base.
DEMs are working with false facts (or false truths), in combination with bad-faith logic. Of course they are working in the dark. Transparency would disclose [their] sources and methods and put their whistleblowers [spies] at risk.
— Chuck Seyboldt (@cboldt) October 7, 2019
And what they’re really looking for is something to campaign on, not justice.