Adam Schiff Again Denies Republicans The Ability To Ask Questions

REP. DEVIN NUNES: Lieutenant Colonel Vindman, did you discuss the July 25th phone call with anyone outside the White House on July 25th or the 26th and if so, with whom? 

LT. COL. VINDMAN: Yes, I did. My core function is to coordinate U.S. Government policy, inter-agency policy, and I spoke to two individuals with regards to providing a—some sort of readout of the call. 

REP. NUNES: Two individuals that were not in the White House? 

VINDMAN: Not in the White House, cleared U.S. Government officials with the appropriate need to know. 

REP. NUNES: And what agencies were these officials with? 

VINDMAN: Department of State, Department of State Deputy Assistant Secretary George Kent, who is responsible for the portfolio, Eastern Europe including Ukraine, and an individual in the Intelligence Community. 

REP. NUNES: What, as you know, the Intelligence Community has 17 different agencies. What agency was this individual from? 

REP. ADAM SCHIFF: If I could interject here. We don’t want to use the proceedings–

REP. NUNES: It’s our time. 

REP. SCHIFF: I know, but we need to protect the Whistleblower. Please stop. I want to make sure that there is no effort to out the Whistleblower through these proceedings. If the witness has a good faith belief that this may reveal the identity of the Whistleblower, that is not the purpose that we’re here for and I want to advise the witness accordingly. 

REP. NUNES: Mr. Vindman, you testified in your deposition that you did not know the Whistleblower. 

VINDMAN: Ranking Member, it’s Lieutenant Colonel Vindman, please. 

REP. NUNES: Lieutenant Colonel Vindman, you testified did you not know who the Whistleblower is. 

VINDMAN: I do not know who the whistleblower is.

REP. NUNES: So how is it possible for you to name these people and then out the Whistleblower?