House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said on Sunday that the impeachment probe doesn’t need the whistleblower to testify because Trump already gave them the evidence.
Rep. Schiff said on CBS’s Face The Nation, “I think before the president started threatening the whistleblower, threatening others, calling them traitors and spies, and suggesting that we used to give the death penalty to traitors and spies and maybe we should think about that again. We were interested in having the whistleblower come forward. Our primary interest right now is making sure that that person is protected. Indeed, now that there is more than one whistleblower that they are protected, and 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. We already have the best evidence of that.”
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) October 13, 2019
Trump already gave Adam Schiff and impeachment investigators the evidence that they need when he turned over the notes from his call with the Ukranian president. Rep. Schiff is correct. The top priority is protecting the identity of the whistleblowers.
Schiff’s comments show just how badly Trump screwed up when he turned over the transcript of a call that he thought would exonerate him.
Donald Trump blew the whistle on himself, and Democrats have all of the evidence that they need to impeach him.