There was a gotcha moment that cannot be ignored during the impeachment hearing today:
Lt. Col. Vindman admitted that he spoke to an unnamed individual in the intelligence community about Trump’s classified July 25 call.
Nunes tries to ask what department, and Schiff steps in to “protect the whistleblower.”
Remember that the whistleblower has been identified as a CIA official…
Basically, Rep. Schiff just essentially confirmed the person Vindman leaked to is the whistleblower!
🚨 BREAKING 🚨
Lt. Col. Vindman admits he spoke to somone outside the White House about President Trump’s classified phone call.
Schiff interrupted when he was asked information about one of the people he spoke to, to “Protect the Whistleblower”pic.twitter.com/LpZnuRy8sn
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 19, 2019
The bigger question to come out of this is why did Schiff jump in when Vindman spoke about someone in intel if he claims he doesn’t know who the whistleblower is? Someone is lying…
How can @RepAdamSchiff say that Republicans are trying to "out" the whistleblower if Schiff (as he claims) doesn't know who the whistleblower is?
— Oversight Committee Republicans (@GOPoversight) November 19, 2019
DID VINDMAN COMMIT PERJURY?
So Vindman committed perjury in his deposition about not knowing the identity of the whistleblower? He told Nunes he couldn’t name the second person he talked to about the phone call because he wouldn’t release the name of the whistleblower.
VINDMAN CORRECTS NUNES…Another self-important government lifer:
Rep. Devin Nunes: "Mr. Vindman, you testified in your deposition that you did not know the whistleblower."
— The Hill (@thehill) November 19, 2019
How did Vindman became NSC Director on Ukraine without knowing much about Ukrainian politics, corruption and the roles of foreign players in Ukraine?