Opinion| Lawrence David| ICYMI … Does no one remember this?
Any doubts that Adam Schiff is running a secret impeachment scam reminiscent of Stalin’s Lavrenty Beria were put to rest yesterday when Chairman Schiff acted as judge and jury during the same hearing.
NSC member Alexander Vindman, who was unhappy with the political content of President Trump’s phone conversation with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, admitted he shared the read-outs of the call with other people.
According to who Vindman shared that information with, he may have committed multiple criminal offenses.
Fox News’ Catherine Herridge explained:
Herridge: “He had objections with the content of the call, and he shared that with his chain of command.
“One thing that caught my attention is that Vindman said he shared it with people who were relevant and had a sort of need to know and proper security clearances.
“And if you can just bear with me, the reason that matters is that presidential phone calls are highly classified, and if they’re shared with people who don’t have a need to know that would be a potential violation of the ‘leaking statute’ which is 18 U.S.C. § 798.
“If you watched closely this afternoon Republican Congressman Jim Jordan said that Chairman Schiff repeatedly shut down lines of questioning including who Vindman talked to after the July 25th phone call.
“Who did he share the contents of that call with and is there a connection to the whistleblower?
Congressman Jordan appears at the 12:29 mark to share what happened.
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Congressman Jordan (R-OH): Chairman Schiff has prevented the witness from answering certain questions we had during the deposition.
You know one of the things you do in these depositions is you ask the basics – who, what, where, when, and why. You ask those questions.
When we asked the whistleblower who he spoke to after important events in July, Adam Schiff said no, no, no, we’re not going to let him answer that question.
This is not classified. He tells us that.
The witness has their counsel there, their lawyer there.
They don’t need Adam Schiff being chairman and lawyer, but that’s in effect what happened today.
Vindman had numerous contacts with registered foreign agents, while a member of the National Security Council. What would Congressman Jordan have discovered if he was allowed to pursue this line of questioning?
The New York Times reported that Vindman had attempted to manipulate the CIA transcripts of President Trump’s call with Ukraine President Zelensky. Was that to meet Vindman’s hidden agenda while “spying” inside the NSC?
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Amended FARA paperwork filed by Signal Group around a week before Cohen’s registration also divulged initially undisclosed contacts with Trump administration officials after the first round of Ukraine’s presidential election earlier this year. Notable among the Trump officials contacted was Alexander Vindman, who oversees European affairs at the National Security Council.
Why is Adam Schiff afraid of his sketchy witnesses answering questions?
“truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” – Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Propagandist