Skip to comments.Ridiculous Shift – Adam Schiff No Longer Requires CIA Gossip for Impeachment Testimony…
Posted on 10/13/2019 6:22:23 PM PDT by ransomnote
Well, this was entirely predictable. First the impeachment strategy needed the anonymous CIA gossiper to testify. Then it leaked about how HPSCI Chairman Adam Shiff and his Lawfare staff actually created the “gossiper’s” silly third-hand complaint to an inspector general; who then changed ‘gossip’ rules to allow second and third-hand hearsay.
It was all becoming more brutally sketchy, and the impeachment jenga blocks were tenuous at best. As a result, republicans were going to inquire about how the CIA gossiper constructed his complaint; and then the complaint attorney’s started saying the gossiper would not appear in person, but rather write more complaint letters instead of testifying.
The shift from sketchy testimony to “Dear Sir” letters was ridiculous in the extreme. So what happens next? Well, this is predictable…. Chairman Adam Schiff now says there will likely be no gossiper testimony because now he doesn’t need it. [@4:52 video]
[Transcript] REP. SCHIFF: You know and I think initially, before the president started threatening the whistleblower, threatening others calling them traitors and spies and suggesting that you know we used to give the death penalty to traitors and spies and maybe we should think about that again. Yes we were interested in having the whistleblower come forward. Our primary–
MARGARET BRENNAN: Not anymore?
REP. SCHIFF: Well our primary interest right now is making sure that that person is protected. Indeed, now there’s more than one whistleblower, that they are protected. And given that we already have the call record, we don’t need the whistleblower who wasn’t on the call to tell us what took place during the call. We have the best evidence of that. We do want to make sure that we identify other evidence that is pertinent to the withholding of the military support, the effort to cover this up by hiding this in a classified computer system. We want to make sure that we uncover the full details about the conditionality of either the military aid or that meeting with Ukraine’s president. It may not be necessary to take steps that might reveal the whistleblower’s identity to do that. And we’re going to make sure we protect that whistleblower.
MARGARET BRENNAN: You know who was on that July 25th call? You know all the participants?
REP. SCHIFF: I can’t say that I do. But we now know what took place on that call. We are bringing in witnesses this coming week from the National Security Council, other State Department officials, to find out what they can tell us about the conditionality of this vital military assistance to an ally. The conditionality of this vital meeting between the two presidents and the president’s effort to dig up dirt on his opponent.
MARGARET BRENNAN: Quickly, do you regret saying that we, the committee, weren’t in touch with the whistleblower?
REP. SCHIFF: I should have been much more clear and I said so the minute it was brought to my attention that I was referring to the fact that when the whistleblower filed the complaint, we had not heard from the whistleblower. We wanted to bring the whistleblower in at that time. But I should’ve been much more clear about that. (read more)
There is no whistle blower. Its a complete lie from end to end.
“There is no whistle blower. Its a complete lie from end to end”.
You’re right. This impeachment BS is fizzling and won’t even make it to the Senate.
Its actually a smart move. This way they don’t have to reveal their identity which would confirm they were closely tied to Biden and the entire letter and media circus was a another Dem orchestrated fraud like Kavanaugh was.
And the press will just move on. What an amazing cult of belief. I can only compare this level of delusion to life long Scientologists with George Soros running the scam instead of L Ron Hubbard.
I agree with everyone how said it, I don’t even think there is one, but if there is, they have more sense than Schiff and are now going to back out of this circus dog and pony show.
Requirements are often relative.
Does Adam not understand the legal concept of fruit from the poisoned tree? If the whistle blower lied or committed a crime to obtain evidence, anything learned from such evidence is inadmissible.
It’s infuriating this pos isn’t held accountable.....NOT EVEN by our representatives who are supposed to defend their base who voted for this man!!! YOU ARE EITHER WITH US OR AGAINST US and the more you don’t defend our president you are against us!!!
Impeach Trump. Let’s get this thing moving forward. Let’s get the American public seeing what’s there. Let us hear the facts and decide what is going on. The dems will not allow it to happen.. They are going to stall for 12 months.
He is a Shiffless skunk.
I pray the full weight of all the suck he’s causing comes back to live at his doorstep.
About a hundred House Repubs have called for censure of Schiff. Of course they know that runner will not even make it to first base.
Sham all the way.
That would be true in a court of law. In an impeachment all that is necessary is political will, i.e. votes.
Mister Fuller-Schiff holds in his hand a list of 24 er 12 er 2 er 5 whistleblowers who know all the dirt on Donald Trump...
Very good! Thanks.
I watched the video of Schiff telling a reporter that the Whistleblower doesn’t need to be heard from and it was obvious the reporter was coached into asking if it was necessary for the Whistleblower to be heard from. What a total farce.
The senate should require the whistleblower to testify in open session.
“The senate should require the whistleblower to testify in open session”.
It’s too early for that. It has not gone to the Senate for trial. It will never go to the Senate because the Dems are scared to death of discovery. The whistleblower would be part of that Discovery.
This farce will fizzle out and never even get to the Senate, IMO.
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