'Whistleblower' must testify under oath and in person: Rep. Jim Jordan






There are 435 members of the House of Representatives. Only one knows the “whistleblower’s” identity: Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff.



Democrats are trying to impeach President Donald Trump less than a year before the election based on claims from this anonymous individual who has no firsthand knowledge of the president’s phone call with Ukraine’s president, but who admitted a political bias and reportedly worked with Joe Biden, a 2020 presidential candidate.



Six weeks ago, Schiff said the “whistleblower” would testify. He has now changed his mind. What happened in the interim? Just two things: We learned the individual met with Schiff’s staff. And we learned about their political bias.



The “whistleblower” only knew about the call from the characterizations of others. He waited 18 days before filing a complaint with the inspector general. During those 18 days, the “whistleblower” met with Schiff’s staff but failed to disclose this communication to the inspector general. Schiff also hid this meeting.



Americans understand fairness. They know when someone is getting a raw deal. The Democrats’ impeachment push, based on this anonymous and secondhand complaint, is fundamentally unfair.



OUR VIEW: Don't reveal the whistleblower

Despite Schiff’s biased process, four fundamental facts have not changed:

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, is ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, is ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
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►President Trump and President Volodymyr Zelensky affirmed there was no quid pro quo and no pressure.

►The transcript of the call shows no conditionality.



►At the time of the call, Ukraine did not know security aid was delayed.

►Ukraine never took any of the actions it was supposedly under pressure to take.



Government whistleblowers should be protected. But a fundamental tenet of due process is the ability to confront one’s accusers. On a matter as grave as impeachment, Americans should assess for themselves the credibility and motivations of the individual who initiated the inquiry.



That is why the “whistleblower” must testify under oath and in person.

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, is ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

Comments

  1. MORE B.S. from the republicans, who REFUSE to Charge and Arrest SCHIFF for his ACTS OF TREASON, and High crimes and Misdemeanors. Why is the GOP allowing the Treasonous demoRats to do what ever they want, and are throwing out the Constitution and LAW. And allowing the Dems to run a muck. BALL LESS REPUBLICANS.

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    1. I second that response,, BULL SHIT with no balls

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    2. Hey people, the more they allow the Democrats, especially Schiff in this case, go on with their charade, the more the Democrats corruption and untruthful deceit is exposed to the point that they end up hanging themselves...just like the joke of Nadler's committee, that fell apart quickly as Republicans picked apart every witness's story. Be patient, the "fit" is about to hit the "shan."

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  2. You are our only hope now, Jim Jordan! The accusers AND Schiff must be put under oath and held accountable!

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  3. When Barr's investigation is finished Schitt will hit the fan .

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