President Donald Trump knew that House Republicans, led by Rep. Matt Gaetz (Fl-R), were going to obstruct impeachment hearings by storming a secure conference room, reports Bloomberg:
Trump on Tuesday met with about 30 House Republicans at the White House to talk about the situation in Syria and the impeachment inquiry. During a nearly two-hour meeting, which focused mostly on the impeachment inquiry, lawmakers shared their plans to storm into the secure room, the people said. Trump supported the action, saying he wanted the transcripts released because they will exonerate him, the people said.
Rep. Gaetz and about two dozen Republicans barged in to the secure room while Democrats were scheduled to question Pentagon official Laura Cooper.
The hearing had to be temporarily delayed due to the obstruction of justice by the Republicans.