During an interview on Sunday, far-left Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff seemed to backtrack when he suggested that the House Intelligence Committee may not need to interview the anti-Trump, bias CIA whistleblower who claimed President Trump had an inappropriate phone call with the Ukrainian President.
Schiff has lied about his past contact with the whistleblower, however recent revelations show that Schiff had been in contact with the whistleblower long before the complaint was even made. Since the complaint was made public, Schiff frequently voiced support for a public testimony from the whistleblower however his stance has changed.
“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,” Schiff said on “Face the Nation.” “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.”
Ever since it was revealed that the CIA whistleblower had contact with Schiff and his staff, the California Representative has pulled back on his call for the whistleblower to testify.
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Check out what the Daily Caller reported:
Margaret Brennan, the host of “Face the Nation,” did not ask Schiff questions about his office’s interactions with the whistleblower. She asked Schiff in the closing seconds of her show if he regretted saying in an interview Sept. 17 that “we have not spoken directly with the whistleblower.”
“We would love to talk directly with the whistleblower,” Schiff said in that interview.
Schiff said Sunday he should “have been much more clear” about his office’s contacts with the whistleblower.
The reasoning for Schiff’s backtrack is most likely because the testimony of the whistleblower would probably help the President instead of hurt him. Instead of admitting to this, Schiff is claiming that he doesn’t want the CIA operative to testify because of how Trump “started threatening the whistleblower and threatening others.”
“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,” Schiff said.
The Daily Caller continues:
House Democrats have given indications that they were shifting away from pushing for the whistleblower’s testimony.
House Democrats were considering disguising the whistleblower during any potential interview in order to prevent Republicans from leaking the whistleblower’s identity, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.
A Republican source familiar with the matter told the Daily Caller News Foundation in response to that report that it appeared Schiff was “laying the groundwork” to announce the whistleblower will not testify, “and to blame that on Republicans.”
“Schiff may not want the whistleblower to testify anymore because the whistleblower would have to reveal more details about this cooperation with Schiff,” the Republican source told the DCNF.
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