Some witnesses requested by the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee will likely be called in the impeachment inquiry — but probably not the ones they are most eager to question, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., said Sunday.
In an interview on "Fox News Sunday," Maloney suggested Rep. Devin Nunes', D-Calif., call for witnesses, including the whistleblower whose concerns about President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine, will be followed through by panel chair Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
"I can't speak for the chairman, but I think we will end up calling some of the witnesses on that list and here's my test: Do these witnesses have important . . . knowledge or evidence about the president's conduct?" Maloney said.
He answered the anonymous whistleblower, along with former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter, and former Fusion GPS independent contractor Nellie Ohr would not meet that test.
"What information would Hunter Biden have" about Trump's call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy, he asked.
"He has no knowledge of what the president did or didn't do . . . there are certainly questions but it isn't relevant to this week's hearing," he said.
But one Republican Maloney said he would be anxious to hear testify is former National Security Adviser John Bolton.
"We would love to have Mr. Bolton's evidence, there’s nothing preventing him from giving it," Maloney said.
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