President Donald Trump is "not concerned at all" about the impeachment inquiry hearings against him going public this week, but at the same time, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, who is set to give the opening statement should "be under oath," presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway said Tuesday.
"Adam Schiff is going to make people raise their right hand and be under oath when they speak," Conway told Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "I would politely suggest, what does he have to hide? Why doesn't he go under oath before he delivers another opening statement to the country?"
Conway also insisted that Schiff, D-Calif., "has no credibility."
"The last time he delivered an opening statement to the public the entire world to see, it was a parody of the conversation between the Ukrainian and American president that simply did not exist," she said.
Conway also complained about the lack of transparency in the hearings so far, telling show host Bill Hemmer that Schiff has "been growing mushrooms, having witnesses testify in the dark outside of the view of the public."
Meanwhile, Conway said Trump's release of a transcript from an April telephone call between himself and Ukraine's president could come as soon as Thursday.
"He doesn't need to do this," she said. "These calls by their very nature are classified. He has to declassify these calls for them to become public."
Witnesses that have testified against Trump so far in the impeachment inquiry, said Conway, adding that all their testimony has involved "conjecture" not fact.
"That is not how we impeach and remove presidents who are democratically elected," she said. "CIA does not stand for conjecture interpretation and assumptions. We are going to impeach and remove a president who is democratically elected handily in the Electoral College and close to being re-elected less than a year away because people on Capitol Hill don't like him and the 2020 crowd has no idea how to beat him at the ballot box? This is America, this is a democracy."
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