Transcripts detail how GOP congressman was booted from hearing

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The deposition of Fiona Hill, President Trump’s former top Russia adviser, was interrupted when a GOP congressman who is not on any of the House committees leading the impeachment inquiry tried to enter the hearing room.

The transcripts detail the conversation Rep. Matt Gaetz has with House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff when he entered the room.

At the time, sources said Gaetz was booted from the hearing because he is not on any of the three committees conducting the impeachment investigation — Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight.

“Mr. Gaetz, you’re not permitted to be in the room,” Schiff said.

He responded that he’s on the Judiciary Committee — to which Schiff said that committee isn’t part of the investigation

“Mr. Gaetz, you’re not permitted to be in the room. Please leave,” Schiff said.

Rep. Jim Jordan, who sits on the oversight committee asked, “Mr. Chairman , really?”

“Yes, really,” Schiff said.



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