Now we know why Rep. Elise Stefanik was shut down repeatedly by Rep. Adam Schiff during impeachment hearings. His appalling treatment of Stefanik on Wednesday and today is not good optics for Democrats no matter what the reason for shutting her down.
The truth is that Stefanik has a great track record of questioning witnesses during hearings. She previously gained recognition for her questions to John Brennan and James Comey during the Mueller hearings (see below). She’s one smart woman!
She’s one to watch! A superstar!
Watch below as she asks questions of the former Ambassador to Ukraine and hits it out of the park!
Stefanik mentions that the Obama State Department was even concerned about Hunter Biden and Burisma:
“Obama’s own State Department was so concerned about potential conflicts of interest from Hunter Biden’s role at Burisma that they raised it themselves while prepping this wonderful ambassador nominee.”
Rep. Stefanik’s last question is the best:
Stefanik: “In terms defensive, lethal aide – which you were an advocate for – it was not provided by Obama, it was provided by Trump Administration.”
Amb. Yovanovich: “That’s correct.”
Stefanik: “I yield back”
Elise Stefanik Hits a OUT OF THE BALLPARK HOMERUN!!!!⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️ pic.twitter.com/L57rrafPsK
— Gonewiththewind (@Gonewit54222776) November 15, 2019
Rep. Stefanik might not be a favorite of Rep. Schiff because she came out and slammed Schiff in October:
Rep. Stefanik was mentioned on The Five yesterday:
Thanks @TheFive & @DanaPerino for highlighting my efforts to end Adam Schiff’s #regimeofsecrecy in the impeachment hearings by barring Republican members from asking questions! Sorry @matthewjdowd — my quest for transparency has nothing to do with me being a woman or a millennial pic.twitter.com/PD6SQCX6Pf
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) November 14, 2019
STEFANIK NAILS BRENNAN AND COMEY:
Stefanik: If the CIA knew Russians were infiltrating our elections since July 2016, why didn’t they say anything until AFTER the election?
FBI Asst. Director in charge of Counterintelligence Bill Priestap was the immediate supervisor of FBI Counterintelligence Deputy Peter Strzok.
Bill Priestap is #1. Before getting demoted Peter Strzok was #2.
The investigation into candidate Donald Trump was a counterintelligence operation. That operation began in July 2016. Bill Priestap would have been in charge of that, along with all other, FBI counterintelligence operations.
FBI Deputy Peter Strzok was specifically in charge of the Trump counterintel op. However, Strzok would be reporting to Bill Priestap on every detail and couldn’t (according to structure anyway) make a move without Priestap approval.
On March 20th 2017 congressional testimony, James Comey was asked why the FBI Director did not inform congressional oversight about the counterintelligence operation that began in July 2016.
FBI Director Comey said he did not tell congressional oversight he was investigating presidential candidate Donald Trump because the Director of Counterintelligence suggested he not do so. *Very important detail.*
I cannot emphasize this enough. *VERY* important detail. Again, notice how Comey doesn’t use Priestap’s actual name but refers to his position and title. Again, watch [Prompted] H/T TheConservativeTreehouse.com,