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In Flagrant Violation of House Rules, Pelosi Bans Crenshaw from Seeing Schiff’s Secret Transcripts

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Republican representatives are becoming increasingly fed up with the closed-door proceedings against President Donald Trump being held by Democrats, and Rep. Dan Crenshaw just showed the American people exactly why.

Crenshaw, the Navy SEAL-turned-Republican congressman from Texas, used Twitter on Wednesday to speak directly to his constituents.

In a video shot at the Capitol, the eye patch-wearing combat vet pointed out a glaring problem with the partisan impeachment interviews being held behind closed doors.

“Chairman Adam Schiff says that non-committee members can’t have access to all the hearings and depositions that have been happening with respect to the impeachment inquiry,” Crenshaw began, referring to the California Democrat and House Intelligence Committee chairman who has been helping lead the Democratic charge to take down Trump.

“Is that true?” the veteran wondered. “It just so happens, I have a House Rules and Manual right here in front of me, so let’s check the House rules.”

With the video still rolling, Crenshaw opened his official House rulebook and pointed out a key paragraph, which covers committee hearings and records.

“Such records shall be the property of the House and each member,” the Texan noted. “Meaning, we can actually go look at them. So, let’s go down to where they keep these records, and see if they’ll give us access.”

(In case you don’t believe him, the rule Crenshaw was referring to can be found at the bottom of page 549 in the document linked here. The full relevant passage reads: “All committee hearings, records, data, charts, and files shall be kept separate and distinct from the congressional office records of the member serving as its chairman. Such records shall be the property of the House, and each Member, Delegate, and the Resident Commissioner shall have access thereto.”)

And with that, Crenshaw and his staff member walked down to the area where Democrats are currently grilling witnesses as part of their efforts to find something — anything — with which to impeach the president.

A few moments later, the congressman emerged from a secure area, and again addressed the camera.

“They won’t let me see it. Big surprise. They say non-committee members can’t review any of these transcripts,” he said.

Crenshaw added that even some committee members told him they’ve been denied access to documents and transcripts from the hearings too. In total, it all makes for a pretty blatant violation of House rules.

So what’s going on? It seems it can all be traced back to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

“Pelosi, a California Democrat, has narrowed access to the closed-door questioning to the Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, and Oversight committees, and the proceedings have been closed to the public and the press,” the Washington Examiner reported Wednesday.

“Republicans demanded House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, who is running the proceedings, to allow them inside,” the outlet continued. “Schiff, a California Democrat, refused to speak to the GOP lawmakers seeking admission.”

“Where is the transparency? There’s none,” Crenshaw said in his video, which has more than 500,000 views. “That should frustrate all Americans.”

He’s right on target. No matter one’s politics, one of the tenets of our republic is transparency. We don’t do secret trials, and we don’t exclude duly elected representatives of the people from the political process.

Americans on both sides of the political aisle need to pay attention. This is looking increasingly like a witch hunt, carried out by the same Democrats who desperately tried to do the same thing with the dead-end Mueller report.

For all the promises from the left, Democrats seem to be wasting their time in the House on endless games instead of working on solutions for the American people. That wasn’t why they were elected, and this ploy could backfire in the upcoming elections.

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47 Comments
  • Stephen Russell says:

    This is a Coup for sure, not even following House rules, Goes both ways Dems watch out

  • Flotmorton P Gildersleeve says:

    Pelosi is a great fan of Joseph Goebbels, the Propgandist of the Adolf Hitler Nazi movement. Roddie RosenstAin is related to top Nazi Heinrich Himmler……….

  • Steve says:

    Time to lawyer-up, Republicans.

  • Red Devil 5th Inf. Div. VN. says:

    I am sure that it will backfire on the Democrats, people are getting pretty upset watching how Schiff is deceiving the public with his lies, this is nothing but a coup d’état; (a sudden decisive exercise of force in politics), this is illegal and people need to be arrested and jailed!

  • Barbara says:

    President Trump in a landslide will win 2020 so I say Thank You Schiff and Pelosi your crimes will be out in the open very soon

  • War Dog says:

    SOFT COUP D’ETAT
    Soft coup is a term used to describe a coup d’état without the use of violence but, based on a conspiracy or plot that has as its objective the taking of the State power by partially or wholly illegal means, in order to operate an exchange of political leadership – and in some cases also of the current institutional order.

  • War Dog says:

    This so called “Impeachment” process has been Invalidated by Adam Schiff’s refusal to hold Open Door Meetings. He is conspiring to commit Treason and Attempting a Soft Coup d’état against a sitting President. In case you need reminding, you work for US. We have a Right to know who is making claims and exactly what they said.

    SEDITION
    Sedition is overt conduct, such as speech and organization, that tends toward insurrection against the established order. Sedition often includes subversion of a constitution and incitement of discontent (or resistance) to lawful authority. Sedition may include any commotion, though not aimed at direct and open violence against the laws. Seditious words in writing are seditious libel. A seditionist is one who engages in or promotes the interests of sedition. ALSO: Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States. (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 808; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330016(1)(L), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)

    TREASON
    Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.
    (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 807; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330016(2)(J), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2148.)

    • VietnamVeteran says:

      Dear War Dog,

      Thank you. You nailed it ! Death for treason. That would include probably 99 percent of the lying, criminal demo-rats.

      Hang the traitors ! ! !

  • War Dog says:

    Sent these emails to mentioned Politicians.
    October 16, 2019

    Dear Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D CA):
    Dear Sen. Kamala Harris (D CA):
    Dear Rep. John Garamendi (CA-3):

    I’m writing to you as my representative in Washington to urge you to oppose the impeachment and removal of President Donald J. Trump.

    The Washington establishment has been trying to nullify the 2016 election since the day President Trump was elected. Yesterday it was Russian collusion, today it’s a Ukrainian phone call, and tomorrow it will be something else.

    But it’s all part of an effort by liberal elites to reclaim power, and – for the good of the country – it must be stopped.

    This so called “Impeachment” process has been Invalidated by Adam Schiff’s refusal to hold Open Door Meetings. He is conspiring to commit Treason and Attempting a Soft Coup d’état against a sitting President. In case you need reminding, you work for US. We have a Right to know who is making claims and exactly what they said.

    • George says:

      Good letter. We should all send similar letters to our members of Congress. Being from Delaware, I am in a one party state. All three member of Congress from Delaware are party puppets. The parrot the party line and vote strictly along the party line. The are goo party comrades!

      • Doris_Speaks says:

        Let’s do it! We can each send it to all congressmen. They all represent the United States of America and not just their “constituents”. What they do affects each and every one of us. If it is too many stamps, write it up to read from and call all of them on the phone. Be sure and mention the house rules! There is a general number that goes to all of them. http://www.congress.gov should get you the number or a list of numbers.

    • celeste says:

      been writing them for years…I think they don’t read their mail. Different Congressman, mine likes to do photo ops with vets.

      • Dragonfly43 says:

        Senator Kennedy answered my letter two-weeks after I sent my letter to him. Not all politicians are self-serving jackholes!

  • john byrne says:

    it is a coup and they should be arrested on a treason charge.

  • Michael Mcraven says:

    Democrat Witch-hunt Coup Against The Peoples Sitting President. This Must Not Stand,,, Stop The Democrats From This Illegal Impeachment Proceedings Against Our President. Democrats Are Violating Their Own House Rules. COMMUNIST DEMOCRAT POLITICIANS AT WORK!

  • Grumpy says:

    I would pay good money, just to see Dan Crenshaw do some of that Navy SEAL shit and stomp Adam Schiff a new asshole.

    • Tom Cook says:

      What Crenshaw should do, is present this entire scenario to the full House, publicly. Expose these democrats publicly, for the things that they have done.

  • BOB M says:

    Why has the gop not sued Schiff and obtained an enforcable order?

  • Jesse says:

    Let the swamp smucks hang themselves! They are right on target in taking the entire camp down the drain..all on their own..sink you pelosi following fools . Drown with the queen….

  • TK says:

    Democrats are just a plain old joke! We citizens know you’re plan which is to try and stretch this faux investigation until the election in hopes to tarnish Trump but what’s funny is that it’s backfiring! You already know you’ve lost the election! I had really thought people in these positions had to be really smart but that turns out to be false! Seems like even dummies can line their pockets right Pelosi, Biden, Schiff, and Kerry? Are there any openings?? What a bunch of losers the left are!!

  • Richard says:

    “This is looking increasingly like a witch-hunt.” Are you kidding me?! Of course it’s a witch-hunt and has been one all along! But it’s far worse than that. This is another naked power grab by the Deep State ensconced in power since 1963 and centered in the CiA, elements of which murdered JFK, and the FBI, the leadership of which covered this up, abetted by a supine press infiltrated since the mid-Fifties by the CIA under Operation Mockingbird. As always, they’re masking their tyranny behind “national security interests,” in order to advance the unconstitutional idea that they are now somehow a fourth branch of government, unelected and unaccountable.

    The president should ask the AG and ODNI to review all of the records here, redact as necessary to protect sources and methods, and release the rest to all members of Congress iaw the published rules of the House. He should release the 1,200 files JFK assassination files still under seal and do whatever is necessary in order to end this Deep State tyranny.

  • Charles Jennings says:

    Peloton is a whore

  • Lost River says:

    Pelosi = communist POS. Elijah is calling you.

  • neo says:

    VOTE everyone of them OUT in their next election , then cut ALL benefits and prosecute them…

  • brenda n texas says:

    VOTE RED …If it weren’t for President Obama we might not have done the intelligence community assessment that we did that set up a whole sequence of events which are still unfolding today including Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation. President Obama is responsible for that. It was he who tasked us to do that intelligence community assessment in the first place. CLAPPER’S OWN CONFESSION
    AMERICANS WE HAVE TO TAKE BACK OUR AMERICA FROM THE EVIL CRIMINAL ACTS OF DEMOCRATS………………………..TO SOLVE AMERICAS PROBLEMS MAKE THIS CHOICE WE THE PEOPLE’ HAVE THE POWER OF OUR VOICES AND OUR VOTES, TO VOTE OUT THE ENTIRE LYING,CORRUPT, TREASONOUS DEMOCRAT PARTY COME NOV 2020, VOTE TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN AND TO END ALL CORRUPTIONS IN WASHINGTON GOVERNMENT

  • Joanne says:

    Crenshaw, thank you for the work you are doing for the American people !! I’m praying for you 🙏

  • Randall says:

    Soooo, what is going to be done about it?
    Violation after violation and NOTHING is being done, why not???????

    • Dolores Herrmann says:

      patience friend, it will come to a real big explosion when the Right has all the valid evidence necessary.

  • Jack huckleberry. says:

    FOX NEWS JUDGE SAYS HOUSE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY ‘CONSISTENT WITH THE RULES’ THAT ‘REPUBLICAN MAJORITY’ SIGNED INTO LAW https://www.newsweek.com/fox-news-judge-impeachment-inquiry-consistent-rules-republican-majority-signed-1467485?fbclid=IwAR0ZOUgX-xE48Rm-GZFmP8tQKpxfCIUJhqOjvlTqSlmBn4HXzznl2lSE6Os

  • Mike says:

    IT IS TIME to coordinate! WE MUST STOP THIS ROGUE CONGRESS! IT IS CORRUPT TO THE CORE! THEN WE MUST FORCE CALIFORNIA to make GOOD ON ITS CONSTANT THREAT TO SECEDE-build the WALL around California too! WHERE THE HECK is the JUSTICE DEPT?!? If the EXECUTIVE branch CANNOT STOP THIS COUP, then where’s the JUDICIAL BRANCH?!? IMPEACH THE ENTIRE CONGRESS or WE, the PATRIOTS, will USE our 2nd AMENDMENT right TO END THIS!!

  • Errol musk says:

    WOW! the GOP is getting “fed up”! Scary stuff!

    But, WHO EXACTLY is stopping Crenshaw from seeing these transcripts? Is it DC police? Do the democrats have Bouncers?

    From what I can see the GOP congressmen are like high-school boys under the control and fear of teachers.

    What right does the Democrat bunch have to be secret? IF THEY HAVE THAT RIGHT then nothing’s “unfair” here (quoting Mitch McConnel’s comments about the dem’s being “unfair”. Oh, shame on them then. Boo-hoo, I also want to play with the teddy.

    ‘Unfair’ is a word that was invented for girls and little children to use when they want sympathy. Men have always had more direct rules).

    No, IF THE DEMS HAVE NO RIGHT then just go in and take the transcripts. First one to raise a hand is the one committing assault. Simple.

    So, someone gets a minor assault charge. Big deal.

    GOP wake up. Think with your b.lls for once.

  • Errol musk says:

    CRENSHAW SHOULD TELL HIS MOTHER. That’ll really terrify them.

  • Madeleine says:

    Come 2020, I doubt if any of these disgusting, useless, nasty and very devious people will get votes Good

  • Dolores Herrmann says:

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/us/politics/trump-impeachment-congress-list.html
    For all who want to send the letter reminding them who they work for and what are legal rules.

  • Freedom fighter says:

    There must be someone, perhaps the Supreme Court, who could order them to turn those records over. If not, come impeachment, this case should be able to get thrown out in the same manner as someone not being given their Miranda rights.

  • celeste says:

    is that the same Pelosi who made a commercial with her son Paul Jr for the natural gas company he held a seat on the board in Ukraine? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1KfU5ifhqE&noapp=1&client=mv-google&app=desktop

  • Veronica C says:

    Democrats are so dirty and evil!! The Lord will judge them one day!!

  • qwerty says:

    This charade proves the infantile mindset of the DNC leadership. They truly believe Americans are simple-minded deplorable, smelly Walmart shoppers who can’t remember anything for more than 48 hours. They seek to ease their burden by removing the rights and freedoms of the people, placing us in AI virtual workcamps under the same video surveillance prevalent in China and England. They have sold out to China and the DNC seeks to make USA a Chinese work farm.

  • purpleonion says:

    It’s time to shut down this sham of an investigation, and hold the ones responsible in contempt. They should be working to solve problems, not creating problems. Instead they are doing nothing for America and her citizens.

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