House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff is reportedly coaching witness testimony and is stopping Republican members of the committee from asking certain questions, according to Republican Congressman Jim Jordan.
Jordan, the House Oversight Committee Ranking Member, said he and other Republicans were unable to question Trump administration official Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman on certain parts of his testimony.
“Chairman Schiff has prevented the witness from answering certain questions we have during the deposition. You know, one of the things you do in these depositions is you ask the basics — what, when, where, why — you ask those questions,” Jordan said according to BizPac Review.
“When we asked the whistleblower who he spoke to after important events in July, Adam Schiff says no, no, no we’re not going to let him answer that question,” Jordan added.
Jordan’s statement comes after selective leaks from House Democrats have painted the testimony as incredibly damaging to President Trump.
According to Jordan, Schiff was playing the role of chairman and attorney for Vindman, effectively protecting him from any challenges. Liberal and conservative members are claiming the testimony affects Trump in different ways.
Check it out:
Colonel Vindman’s testimony is even more devastating to Donald Trump than we thought https://t.co/wWZ1fx1n0b
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) October 29, 2019
Vindman plans to tell House impeachment investigators today that he believed President Trump undermined U.S. national security when he appealed to Ukraine’s president to investigate his political rivals https://t.co/0zGbJ8Nq23
— POLITICO (@politico) October 29, 2019
— Doug Kellett (@iDougradio) October 30, 2019
'Extremely disturbing': Top Democrats alarmed over Vindman's testimony on Trump-Ukraine call https://t.co/JxGOCoiZz4
— KGNS News (@KGNSnews) October 30, 2019
According to Jordan and Republicans on the involved committees, the testimony is not at all damaging to Trump and that Schiff is continuing to lie to push Democratic talking points.
How many of these four Pinocchio's Adam Schiff has stacked up by now? pic.twitter.com/eTAxRd3Kk6
— Jackie Sherry (@jackiefun68) October 28, 2019
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