Skip to comments.Lawyer says whistleblower willing to answer written questions from Republicans
Posted on 11/03/2019 1:37:38 PM PST by ransomnote
(CNN)Mark Zaid, an attorney for the anonymous whistleblower whose allegations about President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine ignited the House impeachment inquiry into the President, said Sunday he offered to have Republican lawmakers submit questions to his client directly without having to go through the committee's Democratic majority.
The whistleblower previously offered to answer lawmakers' questions under oath and in writing if they were submitted by the House Intelligence Committee as a whole. This new offer would be a direct channel of communication with the Republicans who are in the minority on that committee. Republican leadership has complained that the process is unfair and overly restrictive on their ability to question witnesses.
In a series of tweets, Zaid said Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have sought to "expose our client's identity which could jeopardize their safety, as well as that of their family." "Despite long standing policy of HPSCI to protect #whistleblowers, especially anonymity (btw, this was consistent with my efforts w/GOP on #Benghazi), GOP has sought to expose our client's identity which could jeopardize their safety, as well as that of their family," Zaid tweeted Sunday morning.
The lawyer continued: "We have offered to @DevinNunes, Ranking HPSCI Member, opportunity for Minority to submit through legal team written questions to WBer. Qs cannot seek identifying info, regarding which we will not provide, or otherwise be inappropriate. We will ensure timely answers. We stand ready to cooperate and ensure facts - rather than partisanship - dictates any process involving the #whistleblower."
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This is like being accused of murder by someone you don't know, the trial will be held in private and they'll let you know if they decided you killed someone. In the meantime, you may write a question for your accuser (e.g., "Why are you lying about me?") and they and their handlers will decide what should be said, and Adam Schiff will be in charge of deciding if you can ask at all, or if they will respond. *smh*
The Republicans consent will come shortly.
You dont get the spontaneity with written questions.
Schiff will edit his answers
LOL! Yeah, so the demonicRATS can help him with his answers.
Drop a subpoena on this mook you useless gob.
on the stand
Q1) Do you agree Eric Ciaramella is a treasonous scumbag?
Q2) Does E.C. still rape goats?
Q3) Is E.C. the spitting image of Obama’s PJ boy?
Q4) Would E.C. prefer GITMO, hanging, firing squad or lethal injection for treason?
Q5) How does it feel to get caught, Eric?
face the man you falsely accused... be cross examined, not shuffle papers..in due process he would have no choice but comply or take the 5th...
A 33yr old snowflake doesn’t even know how to wipe his butt or answer an alphabet questioner much less a congressional questioner...how much you want to bet the written answers will be answered by his lawfare lawyers! I smell a BS!!
What do Republicans do if faceless whistleblower replies to their questions dont address the respective questions?
1st who does this little twit think he is?
2nd TRUMP RELEASED THE TRANSCRIPT
nope nope nope. We have laws. Everybody follows them. Else nobody plays the game. You commies should move to Russia.
Why should anybody need to ask the blower questions, when we all know as much from the transcript? I cant believe how stupid this is, people and the news are more concerned about the process than actual facts..
You can answer all of our questions after you put THESE on...
...or you can remain silent. Your choice, Eric.
NO! Live, under oath, on tee vee.
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