A newly released transcript of a closed-door deposition of the White House’s top Ukraine expert, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman showed House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff preventing Vindman from answering questions.
Republicans charged Adam Schiff, leader of the impeachment movement, with obstructing the impeachment probe by “coaching” the witness and interrupting questioning.
Vindman was evasive when he was asked questions by Republicans, allegedly due to coaching from his own lawyer and Adam Schiff.
According to the transcripts of the testimony, Schiff directly told Vindman not to answer questions from Republicans.
One of those questions that Vindman was ordered not to answer revolved around who he had spoken to after listening to the call between President Trump and the President of Ukraine, the call that started this whole impeachment saga.
This is an egregious violation of ethics. Vindman was testifying under oath to Congress and Schiff was intervening to keep him from saying anything that would damage the impeachment inquiry.
According to Breitbart, “Coaching witnesses to leave details out can amount to obstruction of justice, the Washington Post reported in January 1999, citing a memo from House prosecutors in President Clinton’s impeachment trial.”
Democrats are crafting a narrative and they will not allow the truth to get in the way of their ultimate goal: revenge on Trump for all the damage he has done to the Democrat party.
Schiff must be held accountable
The fact a congressman can conduct an impeachment proceeding like this without consequences is outrageous. If there are no repercussions, there can be no trust in Congress.
Schiff is coaching a witness to say what he wants him to say. How many other testimonies have been tainted by such interference from Democrats?
Democrats claim their actions were an effort to protect the whistleblower’s identity, but Vindman, in the opening statements had already said he did not know the identity of the whistleblower.
All we have seen are lies and improprieties that undermine any credibility Democrats may have had. The impeachment inquiry is a waste of our time and is at this point bordering on “coup” territory.