This might have been one of the craziest moments from the first day of the impeachment hearing.
Rep. Jim Jordan asked when Republicans will be able to question the whistleblower while noting that only Schiff has had access to him.
Schiff then claimed he doesn’t know the identity of the whistleblower. That’s just ridiculous.
The Federalist reports:
Schiff Lies Yet Again, Claims To Not Know Who The Whistleblower Is
Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff’s credibility continues to tailspin in an unseemly fashion. Schiff testified in a public congressional hearing on Wednesday, stating that he did not know the identity of the whistleblower when questioned by Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Oh.
Here is the text of the relevant terse exchange:
Jordan: Do you anticipate when we might vote on the ability to have the whistleblower in front of us. Something you, of the 435 members of Congress, you are the only member who knows who that individual is. And your staff is the only staff of any member of Congress who has had the chance to talk with that individual. We would like that opportunity. When might that happen in this proceeding today?
Schiff: First, as the gentleman knows, that’s a false statement: I do not know the identity of the whistleblower, and I’m determined to make sure that identity is protected. But as I said to Mr. Conaway, you’ll have an opportunity after the witness has testified to make a motion to subpoena any witness and compel a vote.
Watch the video below:
Does anyone believe this?
Adam Schiff just claimed he doesn’t know the whistleblower’s identity.
— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) November 13, 2019
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) November 13, 2019
Adam Schiff claims not to know the identity of the Whistleblower.
Does anyone actually believe him?pic.twitter.com/pOZZj3imGu
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 13, 2019
HOLY COW —
Adam Schiff just LIED.
“I do not know the identity of the whistleblower.”
ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING?
— thebradfordfile™ (@thebradfordfile) November 13, 2019
Schiff doesn’t give the American people much credit.