Jamie Raskin Drops Impeachment Bombshell: Subpoenas Giuliani in Shock Move

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The top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), took a page from the Republican playbook and attempted to subpoena Rudy Giuliani to undermine the GOP’s impeachment inquiry into President Biden.

In his extensive opening statement, which included props like a countdown clock for a potential government shutdown, Raskin portrayed the inquiry as a product of former President Trump while emphasizing that many Republicans still had doubts.

Raskin quipped, “If Republicans had any substantial evidence against President Joe Biden, they would have presented it by now. They don’t have anything on President Biden. Instead, they’re resorting to the thoroughly debunked narrative that Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump launched five years ago – the Burisma conspiracy theory. It’s a story so implausible that one of its main authors, Lev Parnas, has disavowed it.” Parnas is a former associate of Giuliani and a former lawyer to Trump.

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WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 28: Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Rep. James Comer (R-KY) (R) looks on as Ranking Member Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) delivers remarks during a Committee hearing titled “The Basis for an Impeachment Inquiry of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.” on Capitol Hill on September 28, 2023 in Washington, DC. The hearing is expected to focus on the constitutional and legal questions House Republicans are raising about President Biden and his son Hunter Biden. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Raskin spent a significant portion of his statement highlighting infighting among House Republicans. He showcased comments from GOP lawmakers frustrated with their right-wing colleagues for delaying a vote to fund the government.

“They lack any evidence against President Biden. Don’t take my word for it; here’s what some Republicans had to say in the past week about their own party’s actions,” Raskin said as he displayed a collection of quotes on a poster board.

He also featured an excerpt from an op-ed by Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) stating, “What’s missing, despite years of investigation, is the smoking gun that connects Joe Biden to his son’s alleged corruption.”

Raskin concluded his opening remarks by attempting to call a vote to subpoena Giuliani and Parnas, labeling them as the architects “of the falsehood upon which this baseless impeachment is built and who actively propagated it.”

Unfortunately, the committee’s Republicans blocked this effort.

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