Transcript Shows Vindman, Schiff Repeatedly Obstructed Questions About Classified Leaks
The transcript of the deposition between Lt. Alexander Vindman and the Select Committee on Intelligence, Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Committee on Foreign Affairs shows how desperate Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and his staff are to prevent witnesses from answering certain questions.
In reference to the call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, asked Vindman if he discussed the phone call with anyone after it took place.
“Who else did you talk to following the July 25 call?” Jordan asked.
Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., Schiff, and Vindman’s criminal defense attorney immediately jumped in to ensure Vindman didn’t answer the question.
Vindman's criminal defense attorney was at his most obstructive regarding two key questions: did Vindman deliberately work to undermine the policy of the Commander-in-Chief, and did he have any conversations about Trump's classified phone call outside the chain of command?
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) November 8, 2019
As Sean Davis points out, Vindman’s attorney was clearly trying to stop him from answering two key questions:
- Did Vindman deliberately work to undermine President Trump’s foreign policy?
- Did Vindman have any conversations about Trump’s classified phone call outside the chain of command?
Swalwell, Schiff, and Vindman’s attorney disrupted the witnesses’ testimony time and time again. What in the world does Vindman have to hide? Republicans and the American people still do not have answers to these important questions.
If Vindman were working to undermine Trump’s foreign policy, it only adds to the growing pile of evidence that this impeachment inquiry is a hoax designed by people who are unhappy with the results of the 2016 election.