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Schiff: Intel Committee May Not Call Whistleblower to Testify

By    |   Sunday, 13 October 2019 08:10 PM

The whistleblower behind the Ukraine complaint may not be called to testify before the House Intelligence Committee over privacy concerns, panel chairman Adam Schiff said Sunday.

"Before the president started threatening the whistleblower ... we were interested in having the whistleblower come forward. Our primary interest right now is making sure that that person is protected," he told Margaret Brennan during an interview on CBS's "Face the Nation."

According to the whistleblower's complaint, several U.S. officials had said they were concerned President Donald Trump tried to use his office to pressure Ukraine into investigating Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.

The release of the complaint prompted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to announce impeachment proceedings against Trump.

House Democrats have discussed protecting the whistleblower’s identity by holding their testimony at a remote location and possibly obscuring the person’s appearance and video with modification technology.

Schiff said the transcript of the phone call was enough to move forward.

"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,” he said.

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The whistleblower behind the Ukraine complaint may not be called to testify before the House Intelligence Committee over privacy concerns, panel chairman Adam Schiff said Sunday."Before the president started threatening the whistleblower ... we were interested in having the...
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