Republican leadership have assigned Rep. Jim Jordan to serve on the House Intelligence Committee during the open impeachment hearings against President Trump next week.
House Oversight and Reform Committee ranking member Rep. Jim Jordan, (R-Ohio), speaks to the media during a press conference in Washington on October 23, 2019. "The typically venerable Intelligence Committee has now become the partisan Impeachment Committee". "Rep. Rick Crawford has been an exemplary member of the committee and will rejoin it when this Democrat charade is over", House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said on Twitter.
Rep. Jordan is an outspoken defender of President Trump and has been critical of Chairman Schiff's closed-door impeachment probe.
Schiff also told Nunes that Democrats do not intend to request public testimony from every witness who previously testified behind closed doors in depositions or interviews as part of the Trump impeachment inquiry.
"You can understand why the president is frustrated", Jordan said last month.
The first-daughter made the comments during an Associated Press interview in Morocco, where she is visiting to promote new laws in the country that allow women to own land, amid calls from Donald Trump and other Republicans to unmask the whistleblower who filed a complaint over the president's push for Ukraine to launch an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden.
"Prior to the start of your public show trial next week, at least one additional closed-door deposition must take place", he continued.
Next week, the House Intelligence Committee will start public impeachment hearings - something Jordan, as House Oversight Committee ranking member, wasn't supposed to be a part of. Lawmakers will hear testimony from acting US ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor and deputy assistant Secretary of State George Kent on Wednesday and will hear from former USA ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch on Friday.