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House Republicans Literally Storm the Impeachment Hearings

Alex Wong/GettyHouse Republicans took their impeachment grievances to a more confrontational level on Wednesday, barging in to a secure facility during a closed-door witness deposition and refusing to leave until Democrats held open hearings.The gambit—cooked up by the pro-Trump brawler Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and endorsed by House GOP leadership—derailed the closed-door deposition of Laura Cooper, a Pentagon official with jurisdiction over Ukraine policy, before it even started. And it left Democrats indignant that their colleagues had violated long standing rules about interviewing witnesses in classified settings. Cell phones, for example, are not allowed in Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (also …read more

Source:: The Daily Beast



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