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Comer: If this were a fair trial, Trump would welcome Bolton to testify

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Kentucky Republican Rep. James Comer says Rep. Adam Schiff has created a situation where the American people have lost complete confidence in the impeachment inquiry being a fair process. #FoxNews

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Members of the White House's coronavirus task force will not be allowed to testify on Capitol Hill this month unless they are given permission by Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. President Trump defended the decision Tuesday saying, "The House is a bunch of Trump-haters." CBS News congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes and congressional reporter for The Washington Post Mike DeBonis join CBSN's Elaine Quijano with the latest on Capitol Hill.

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AT THE WHITE HOUSE, ELLISON,
THANK YOU.
GILLIAN.
GIL FILL NOW LET'S BRING IN
REPUBLICAN JAMES COMER, ONE OF
THE 3 COMMITTEES OVERSEEING
IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY, SIR, GREAT
TO HAVE YOU WITH US, THANKS FOR
YOUR TIME, SO YOU HEARD WHAT MY
COLLEAGUE ELLISON JUST REPORTED
THAT EXCERPTS FROM JOHN BOLTON'S
ATTORNEY, LETTER THEY SENT
YESTERDAY, WHY DOESN'T PRESIDENT
TRUMP WANT HIS OWN FORMER
NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER TO
TESTIFY?
>> WELL, THIS WHO PROCESS IS A
SHAM, I AGREE WITH WHAT
PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID, THE
PRESIDENT IS NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE
HIS OWN COUNSEL IN THERE, I
THINK THAT ADAM SCHIFF HAS
CREATED A SITUATION WHERE THE
AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE LOST
COMPLETE CONFIDENCE IN THIS
IMPEACHMENT PROCESS BEING A FAIR
PROCESS AND IF ADAM SCHIFF WANTS
TO HAVE A FAIR PROCESS, THEN HE
NEEDS TO DO THIS TRANSPARENTLY.
>> BUT, SIR --
>> NEEDS TO LET THE PRESIDENT
HAVE HIS OWN COUNSEL.
GILLIAN: RESPECTFULLY I ASKED
YOU ABOUT JOHN BOLTON, WHAT
COULD GO WRONG ABOUT HAVING HIM
TESTIFY TO THE COMMITTEE BEHIND
CLOSED DOORS, HE WAS A
TREMENDOUS ALLY OF THE
PRESIDENT, HE JOINED THE FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT TO SPECIFICALLY WORK
ON HIS TEAM, CARRY OUT NATIONAL
SECURITY VISION, WHAT'S THE HARM
IN HAVING HIM TALK TO THE
COMMITTEE, WOULDN'T IT HELP THE
PRESIDENT?
>> WELL, I THINK THAT RIGHT NOW
THE PRESIDENT HAS ZERO
CONFIDENCE IN THIS BEING A FAIR
TRIAL.
IF IT WERE A FAIR TRIAL I
BELIEVE PRESIDENT TRUMP WOULD
WELCOME JOHN BOLTON COMING TO
TESTIFY.
GILLIAN: WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER
FOLKS ON THIS LIST, WE HAVE THIS
WITNESS WISH LIST, IT'S GOT 8
PEOPLE ON IT, THE FIRST PERSON
IS HUNTER BIDEN, WHAT ARE THE
CHANCES YOU THINK THAT YOU GUYS
ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET HIM?
>> WELL, IF THEY REALLY WANT TO
HAVE A FAIR PROCESS AND WANT THE
AMERICAN PEOPLE TO HAVE
CONFIDENCE IN THIS IMPEACHMENT
INQUIRY, THEN THEY WOULD LET
HUNTER BIDEN COME BEFORE
CONGRESS TO TESTIFY BECAUSE WHEN
I TRAVELED KENTUCKY, THE BIGGEST
QUESTION I GET FROM PEOPLE IN
KENTUCKY IS WHAT ABOUT HUNTER
BIDEN IN THIS.
THE MIND SET AMONG A LOT OF
PEOPLE IN AMERICA, 50%, THE ONLY
CORRUPTION COMING OUT OF THE
TRANSCRIPT IS THE POTENTIAL
CORRUPTION BY HUNTER BIDEN.
IT'S CERTAINLY CONFLICT OF
INTEREST TO HAVE A VICE
PRESIDENT'S SON WITH NO
BACKGROUND IN THE ENERGY
INDUSTRY PROFITING AT SUCH A
LARGE AMOUNT FROM A COMPANY THAT
HE HAS NO BACKGROUND IN AND THEY
HAVEN'T BEEN TRANSPARENT IN WHY
EXACTLY HUNTER BIDEN WAS A
MEMBER OF THAT BOARD OF
DIRECTORS AND WHY HE WAS GETTING
PAID SUCH A LARGE SALARY.
GILLIAN: THE OBVIOUS FACT HERE
IS THAT HUNTER BIDEN IS ALSO A
DEMOCRAT, HE WORKED PRETTY CLOSE
TO HIS FATHER AT TIMES ON HIS
PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, SO WHY DO
YOU WANT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO
HEAR FROM ANOTHER DEMOCRAT WHO
IS GOING TO BE VERY CRITICAL OF
PRESIDENT TRUMP, VERY CRITICAL
OF THIS ENTIRE ADMINISTRATION
AND OBVIOUSLY GOING TO LOOK
DEFEND HIM AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE,
DON'T YOU WANT TO GET PEOPLE ON
THE WITNESS STAND WHO ARE ON
YOUR OWN SIDE?
>> I DO.
THERE HAVE BEEN SOME PEOPLE THAT
HAVE BEEN DEPOSED THAT HAVE
GIVEN VERY FAVORABLE TESTIMONY
FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP.
GILLIAN: YEAH, HE'S ON THE LIST.
>> RIGHT.
WE NEED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO
SEE THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT
WERE IN THE ROOM THAT WERE IN
THE NO, A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT
HAVE MADE ACCUSATIONS, THEY
WEREN'T ON THE PHONE CALL, THEY
WEREN'T IN THE ROOM, THEY ARE
JUST REPEATING HEARSAY, BUT THE
PEOPLE THAT WERE IN THE ROOM, ON
THE CALL BELIEVE THAT THERE WAS
CERTAINLY NO QUID PRO QUO ON
BEHALF OF THE PRESIDENT AND THAT
THE PRESIDENT WAS SIMPLY DOING
WHAT A PRESIDENT SHOULD DO
ENSURING THAT IF WE ARE GOING TO
GIVE HARD-EARNED MORN DOLLARS TO
A FOREIGN COUNTRY IN TERMS OF
FOREIGN AID THAT COUNTRY NEEDS
TO ELIMINATE CORRUPTION AND IF
YOU LOOK AT THE HUNTER BIDEN
SITUATION, THERE'S POTENTIAL
CORRUPTION THERE WHEN YOU GO
BACK TO -- REMEMBERING THE
THINGS THAT JOE BIDEN TRIED TO
GET THE UKRAINIAN GOVERNMENT TO
DO TO LOOK THE OTHER WAY.
GILLIAN: ALL RIGHT.
>> I THINK THAT, YOU KNOW,
CERTAINLY THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
WANT TO SEE HUNTER BIDEN AND I
THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WOULD
LIKE TO HEAR WHAT JOHN BOLTON
HAS TO SAY AS WELL.
GILLIAN: WHAT ABOUT THE LETTER
THAT DEVIN NUNES WROTE TO ADAM
SCHIFF, HE WANTS CHAIRMAN TO SIT
FOR A DEPOSITION, WHAT ARE YOU
HOPING TO GET FROM SCHIFF, THAT
YOU HAVEN'T -- HE'S BEEN TALKING
TO REPORTERS EVERY SINGLE DAY.
>> HE AS BEEN TALKING TO THE
REPORTERS BUT IF YOU GO BACK TO
WHAT ADAM SCHIFF SAID INITIALLY,
HE DIDN'T KNOW WHO THE
WHISTLEBLOWER WAS, WE SUSPECT
THAT THERE HAS BEEN A
RELATIONSHIP AND CONVERSATIONS
BETWEEN -- GILLIAN: WELL, SIR,
THAT'S A STRETCH, WE KNOW FOR A
FACT ACCORDING TO MULTIPLE
WITNESSES' TESTIMONY ALSO
ACCORDING TO SCHIFF AND STAFF
HAVE NOT SPOKEN TO
WHISTLEBLOWER, A STAFFER FOR
SCHIFF SPOKE TO WHISTLEBLOWER.
>> SOMETHING THAT ADAM SCHIFF
SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO TALK ABOUT
UNDER OATH IN THE LIGHT OF DAY
SO THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WOULD
MAKE THE PROCESS MORE FAIR, A
LOT OF AMERICANS BELIEVE THAT
THIS IS A POLITICAL WITCH HUNT,
A LOT OF AMERICANS BELIEVE AND
RIGHTLY SO THAT THE MUELLER
REPORT WAS UNFOUNDED POLITICAL
WITCH HUNT H. GILLIAN: SIR, WE
ARE COMING UP AGAINST HARD
BREAK, WE HAVE TO LEAVE IT

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