Jason Chaffetz: The whistleblower complaint is only hearsay

Jason Chaffetz: The whistleblower complaint is only hearsay


BUT JOHN RATCLIFFE IS ON THIS COMMITTEE TODAY. WANT TO BRING IN JASON CHAFFETZ. A VETERAN OF HEARINGS LIKE THESE. WHAT IS YOUR EXPECTATION AS A FORMER CONGRESSMAN?>>HIGHLY COMBATIVE. THE DEMOCRATS WANT TO DO EVERYTHING TO TRY TO CAST DISPERSION AND CREATE A SCENARIO THAT MAKES IT LOOK AS IF THERE IS SOMETHING THAT IS BEING HIDDEN. LET’S REMEMBER THIS WHISTLE-BLOWER REPORT IS PURELY HERE SAY. THERE IS NO FIRSTHAND ACCOUNT HERE. THE QUESTIONS TO THE DNI ARE GOING TO BE WHY DIDN’T YOU SHARE THIS WITH US? IF IT WAS AN URGENT CONCERN, WHICH IS A LEGAL TERM THAT TRIGGERS THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY, DO YOU HAVE TO PROVIDE THAT INFORMATION TO THE COMMITTEE? BUT THE DNI EVIDENTLY DID NOT FIND IT WAS AN URGENT CONCERN AND THE WHISTLE-BLOWER HAD A LOT OF POLITICAL BIAS.>>Sandra: WEIGH IN ON THIS MOMENT WHERE JOE MAGUIRE HAS NOW TAKEN HIS SEAT IN THE HEARING ROOM AS YOU CAN SEE. THE PHOTO OP IS HAPPENING. A BIT ABOUT THE MAN WE’RE ABOUT TO HEAR FROM, JASON.>>I TALKED TO SEVERAL MEMBERS WHO ARE ON THE COMMITTEE AND THEY REALLY DON’T KNOW WHO HE IS. I THINK BOTH SIDES DON’T HAVE PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH HIM. THE COMMITTEE WILL LOOK LIKE IT’S EMPTY. THEY ARE ACTUALLY USING A DIFFERENT ROOM THAN NORMAL. THE COMMITTEE IS MUCH SMALLER IN ITS STRUCTURE. FEWER MEMBERS. THEY HAVE DIFFERENT LATITUDES THAN OTHER HEARINGS. THE CHAIRMAN AND RANKING MEMBER CAN ASK LONGER SESSIONS OF QUESTIONS. I THINK THE HEARING WILL BE DIFFERENT THAN ONES WE’VE SEEN ON TELEVISION BEFORE. I THINK THERE WILL BE A BIT OF A FOOD FIGHT BETWEEN DEVIN NUNES AND ADAM SCHIFF ABOUT THE PROCESS, ABOUT HOW THIS STUFF WAS HANDLED AND THE INTEGRITY OF THE TRANSCRIPT. BUT REALLY IT’S KIND OF A MUTE POINT IF YOU BELIEVE THAT THE TRANSCRIPT THAT DONALD TRUMP RELEASED IS THE SUM TOTAL OF WHAT’S THERE. THAT IS NO — IT IS NOT THE KIND OF COLLUSION THAT ADAM SCHIFF WOULD WANT YOU TO BELIEVE THAT IT IS.>>Sandra: HE SERVED AS THE SIXTH DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL COUNTER TERRORISM CENTER PRIOR TO HIS ROLE AS THE ACTING DNI, BILL. AN EXTRAORDINARILY ACCOMPLISHED NAVY SPECIAL WARFARE OFFICER. HE RETIRED AFTER 36 YEARS IN THE UNIFORM AND TOOK OVER IN THIS ROLE AUGUST 15th, 2019.>>Bill: WE’LL SEE WHAT DEMOCRATS CHOOSE TO FOCUS ON BASED ON THE WHISTLE-BLOWER COMPLAINT AND WE’LL SEE WHAT THEY CHOOSE TO FOCUS ON BASED ON THE TRANSCRIPT. FIVE-PAGE TRANSCRIPT FROM YESTERDAY. ANDY MCCARTHY, ON PAGE 4 OF THAT TRANSCRIPT IT READS THE OTHER THING, THE PRESIDENT TALKING. THERE IS A LOT OF TALK ABOUT BIDEN’S SON THAT BIDEN STOPPED THE PROSECUTION AND A LOT OF PEOPLE WANT TO FIND OUT ABOUT THAT SO WHATEVER YOU CAN DO WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL WOULD BE GREAT. BIDEN WENT AROUND BRAGGING HE STOPPED THE PROSECUTION. IF YOU CAN LOOK INTO IT. IT SOUNDS HORRIBLE TO ME, END QUOTE. UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT SPEAKS AFTER THAT. BASED ON THE FIVE-PAGE TRANSCRIPTS AS THEY GAVEL TO ORDER HERE, CAN YOU TELL US A SINGULAR POINT THAT YOU BELIEVE WILL BE MOST SIGNIFICANT FOR DEMOCRATS ON THE COMMITTEE?>>YEAH, I THINK THAT IT COMES DOWN TO BARR’S INVESTIGATION. IF YOU BELIEVE AS I DO THE BARR INVESTIGATION IS A LEGITIMATE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE INVESTIGATION, THAT’S WHAT THE PRESIDENT ASKED FOR HELP ON AND THERE WAS A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF THAT BEFORE THE PART OF THE CONVERSATION YOU JUST READ. IF YOU THINK THE BARR INVESTIGATION IS A CAT’S PAW OF THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN YOU’LL HAVE A CORRUPT SLANT ON IT AND WHAT I EXPECT TO HEAR FROM THE

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    Wolfgang Kruss

    Interesting to watch this get spun, especially because just yesterday or so, Fox hosts were saying how criminal and off the rails wrong if Trump had done what trump now admits doing…but now you’re going to spin it?

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    Mike Powell

    The deep state is freaking out because they no longer have control of Ukraine. The DNC and the Obama administration where hip deep in coruption and election medaling. They're going to find out how it wasn't Trump colluding with Russia to effect the 2016 election it was the DNC colluding with Ukrainian oligarchs to effect the 2016 election.

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    Larry Loewen

    Witchhunts everywhere The public can see right through the Democrates they are covering up for Biden Obama Clinton because they know there are being investigated for all their wrongdoing it’s obvious to me they’re scared because they’re going to JAIL !!!!!

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    Johnathan Miller

    The first thing that should happen is they to demand who the whistleblower is and then find out who told him and prosecute allfor espionage .

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    Dave B

    Obviously the report that the committee's are reading is not hearsay. And obviously there are no real reports those committees are calling the reports BS. That means there is hell to pay for someone.

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    insertnamehere

    So the Democrats wanted Barr to release an additional 19 pages of the conclusion to the Russia investigation and Barr didnt immediately do it. He instead waited 2 weeks and released 488 pages of the conclusion for all to see, yet he is still hiding something. Lol this is by far the most transparent government we have ever had and Democrats are acting like they are satan. Trump 2020!!

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    Aussie Shane

    Donalds conversation was Placed in "LOCKDOWN" because of the tens of LEAKERS.. Like Schiff & Co.
    FOX. ARE YOU THAT STUPID????
    The People that Locked it Down in the W/House Safe Computer first…. Could be the original Spys.
    Let's make two Copies. So they also find 1 Copy on the W/H Computer. So to make Donald look bad.

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    Aussie Shane

    SORRY… It is NOT hearsay. There were up to 5 People who gave the Information.
    To the So Called Whistleblower… Why are you NOT looking at them??????

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    William Bingham

    Whats the deal with the treaty we have with Ukraine that was signed in 1999, where we share information and conduct joint Investigations, no one is talking about it?

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    1765phil

    The Democrat led House of Representatives is a freaking joke. Didn't Schiff have to tap into the House defense fund to get himself out of a sexual assault on a 17 year old guy? This guy is the chairman of the House intelligence committee?

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    Peter Buckley

    I doubt it even rises to here say, it’s more like gossip and very poor gossip at that. This whole scenario doesn’t pass the smell test, something very fishy is going on with this whole complaint.

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    Robert Days

    Trump is going to be impeached unless the Republican Senate defends him. If the Senate fails to impeach then he will join the club with Bill Clinton and Andrew Jackson and they are still considered to have been impeached. However, Guliani will be going to jail. He is not protected like the President and what they did is illegal. Barr should have recused himself as soon as his name was mentioned during the call.

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    Robert Romeo

    What do you mean hearsay it ain't even that The whistleblower is just a fabricated make-believe created by the Democrats it just somebody heard something that wasn't really nothing and nobody is man enough or woman enough to say anything to Trump because they don't want to get punched in the mouth

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    antonius heijnen

    Dems want Biden out… that will happen… they also want to paralyze foreign policy by the President by forcing him to publish that call to Ukraine… it will strain all further conversations with foreign leaders… the Dems knew nothing was wrong with that call, and they calculated the President would declassify it, thereby causing foreign leaders to no longer want to talk with the President…
    That is the bigger picture…

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    Victory Saber

    The news says trumps guilty of everything. He says on phone to investigators. So it must be true. I heard Alyssa Milano say so too. I'm letting you know. Lmao not even 1st hand knowledge. Hearsay and bias. I'm convinced it's one of the staffers. And they say many others said so. Meaning their echo chamber and other trump haters. This house is making america look so bad to the world and divide america. Trump isnt perfect. But anything he does, is nothing compared to the criminal ways and lies the media and house are all about.

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    Peter Q

    The Blower is Whistling in the WIND…and being paid to whistle for DEMons in Disguise @White-House…a leftover crumb from the Obama table

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    Black American Patriots

    Jason and Trey did us NO GOOD WHILE IN OFFICE.
    Best place for either of them is to be where they do best. As a news contributor. All fake Politicians go working for the news. You me and Rhinos. Why did they retire from office when they wanted to fight?

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    Joachim W

    Trump is a fool. Only a idiot does what trump has done his political career He can only blame himself for all the stupid crap he does

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    Ian Dantzler

    So many half truths they leave out facts if you watch the hearing and read the documents you would that Trump is in real trouble

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    ha222ha222

    SHOW US THE SECRET SERVER WHERE THESE CRIMES WERE HIDDEN. They are PROOF of consciousness of guilt.

    Not hearsay. An alleged documented provable criminal conspiracy with witnesses and hard evidence. Who is going to be the first one to make a deal?

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    Tracey Stutzman

    It's clear now why they hate because the democrats had more plundering in mind and Trump is in the way, get rid of Trump then more hands in the cookie jar

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    Praising God

    In a court of law, no honest law abiding judge would allow this transcript which has been proven to be hearsay, into evidence. But the congress can bring it and use it in a hearing in an attempt to Bring down a sitting us president? There’s definitely something wrong here.
    Second, no piece of crap Democrat is going to change his mind. They are it going to believe any witness or testimony to refute their effort.

    So this is only grandstanding and theater.

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    Jon Rend

    The transcript was released, all hearsay no fact. What a waste of time. Clinton lies under Oath, fact, Impeached acquitted. Maybe a Democrat tactic to divert attention from Trumps great UN speech this week.

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    Bradley Garst

    This is political suicide for the Democrats. Why are they too stupid to see this? At least it almost guarantees Trump will be reelected. I say let them go forth with impeachment. 🤣😂😅😆

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    tired of the problems

    And everything from FAKE FOX is a lie and they should be kicked off the air for their lies and propaganda. We wouldnt need this if we had a Pres with integrity, instead of a liar, cheat, rapist, and 5x draft dodger

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    Dieu Temple

    Now I’m worried about the president safety around these angry mobs. Shut the CIA down. Only secret services to protect the president. The infested RATS are roaming the White House with some GOPs.

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    Al Faiella

    Adam shift lied to the American people he told the American people what is on the transcript and he lied

    If Pelosi the Democrats the liberals the anti-Americans want to impeach Trump let’s go do it.

    It appears the trump haters are grandstanding

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    Al Faiella

    I guess President Trump is not allowed to investigate criminal activity?
    Adam shift lied he lied about the transcript he lied to the American people

    Like I said Trump haters you want to impeach Trump do it do it

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    Poye Gola

    That Whistle-blower is a third hand informant and is not covered under the whistle-blower act. Get him to testify under oat in the senate intelligent committee and shall all see… He is nothing but a TRAITOR.

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    Waylon Valnes

    It seems to me this so-called whistleblower is more then likely a Deep State high up lawyer? Or something like that!!! Most politicians are so-called lawyers and think there above the law and everyone else is below them!!! Sounds like a democrat!!! 😂 😂
    Adam SHITFORBRAINS Shiff is not worthy of holding a janitor position!!!
    TRUMP 2020 AMERICA FIRST

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    Jesse Leinard

    Haha Haha h we see exactly what you are Democrats you are total scum and we ser your true colors and you are done. 4 years you have wasted tax payer dollars and wasted this countrys time . Democrats your delusional

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    tom mathes

    Trump is not after his political opponent. He is after corruption. He can not help that his political opponent is corrupt. If he turned a blind eye to corruption, that would be impeachable

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    Argonaut121

    So let me ask Republicans this: If, during the 2012 election campaign, Obama had said in a media interview that he would be prepared to accept dirt on his political opponents from foreign governments and not tell the FBI. And then he called up President Hu of China and said that the US had been very good to China, better than any other countries. And that he hoped that the US would be able to continue to trade with China. And then said that he wanted a favor of Hu – that the Chinese government launch a criminal investigation into Mitt Romney. And that he would have his personal lawyer and the head of the Justice Department follow up. And his lawyer did. And, after call, he instructed his people to bury any records of the call by using an unofficial email server. Would you have been cool with that?

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    Think Logically

    To ALL you Fox FAKE News LIARS & FILTHY, FASCIST G.O.Pigshit Republican Party politician LIARS: Josiah Stamp said, "It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities." YOU FILTHY, OINKING, SQUEALING, STEAMING PILES of G.O.Pigshit OBEYING PUTIN WILL COME BACK ON YOU TRAITORS, YOU
    TREASONOUS TRAITORS!

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    Rosy Palenzuela

    Lots of traitors and lies are now in the Government of America does who want to empeach should be Fire this people's are no good for MAGA God is giving all of Democrast the last word be aware 🤔😔💯

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    Petr Ivanoff

    "This is purely hearsay"; and hearsay is defines as "the report of another person's words by a witness, which is usually DISALLOWED AS EVIDENCE IN A COURT OF LAW".

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    Yasiel Puig

    The whistleblower complaint can be hearsay and the allegations in the complaint can still be true. The two are not mutually exclusive.

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    cldiehlYT

    Jason misrepresents what the Acting DNI. The Acting DNI never said that he didn’t think the whistleblower wasn’t urgent, bias or not. He said that he trusted the ICIG’s assessment of the credibility and urgency of the Complaint. His only concern was for possible privileged information—that’s why he took it to the legal office at the White House and the DOJ. He testified that neither the White House nor the DOJ told him there was any privileged material. The DOJ legal department however claimed that the Complaint did not meet the legal definition of “urgent” that they decided to apply. The Acting DNI said he had a legal obligation to abide by their ruling. The DOJ told the Acting DNI that the Complaint would be forwarded to the FBI for investigation rather than Congress. The Acting DNI seemed quite surprised during the Hearing when he learned that the DOJ made a preliminary ruling and quashed the FBI investigation. The look on his face was one of disbelief and perhaps betrayal.

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    TI M

    ALL THE DEMS ARE DOING IS WASTING OUR TAX MONEY that should be used to better the citizens (but that is not what the Dems want…right) AND distract the President to do his job even better!!! WASTING VALUABLE TIME!!!

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    Sihar Tobing

    If Abouth JA Wikileak Jurnalism As The Wistleblower That Wrong To Arest Him, Very Rob Press Freedom As Geneva Convention For Democracy To Stand And Have Declare As Be The International Rule & Law, Don't Rob The International Rule For Press Freedom & The Wisdom For Human Right, ….. God Bless All, …. Cheerio.🌠👍👍👍🌠🌟🌠.

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    Alma Lawrence-Fraser

    I observed something, The questions were to force Mr Mcquire to commit himself to protect the whistleblower wether the hearsay report was true or false, what a shame. Mr Mcquire with all his experience should have seen through the whole bias

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    For Glory!

    1:35 And this, folks, is why it's best that Chaffetz is no longer in Congress!

    When he watches THE FINAL battles for the survival of the nation and the Bill of Rights, all he can make of it is "a food fight!"

    That and the fact that he is from UTAH…UTAH THE VILE…is why he is best to NO LONGER be in Congress!

    He is WHOLLY DISQUALIFIED for the task of DEFENDING AMERICA AGAINST CORRUPTION AND TYRANNY! He's like MOST in Utah, having SOLD HIS SOUL FOR CHEAP PROMISES, CHEAP PAYOFF OF DESERVED GUILT, AND SICK THRILLS!

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    Kasthoorie Pollmeier

    THIS INTELLEGENCE Rep COULD NOT BE SHAKEN – SCHIFF TRIED EVERY TRICK IN THE BOOK – FAILED/MAN OF INTREGITY. WWG1WGA

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    WildwoodClaire1

    The "hearsay defense" doesn't work because the whistleblower's characterization of the conversation was proven correct by DIRECT evidence from the transcript provided by the president.

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    William Elliott

    I HEREBY DECLARE I WANT TO SEE MY LEGAL RIGHTS TODAY…I HEREBY DECLARE IF I DO NOT SEE MY LEGAL RIGHTS TODAY, EVERYONE OF YOU WILL BE IN MY LAPTOP ILLEGALLY AT 8:00 AM TOMORROW…I KNOW THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE LEGAL RIGHTS TO STAY IN MY LAPTOP IF I WANT YOU OUT OF MY LAPTOP…I KNOW THAT I HAVE DONE NOTHING ILLEGAL…EITHER GET REAL TODAY OR GET OUT…

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    SandyRiverBlue

    It doesn't matter if the testimony is hearsay so long as it has probative value. Direct evidence can actually have less value then indirect evidence in some instances. For example, DNA evidence, a form of indirect evidence, is considered to have more value than eye-witness testimony, a direct form of evidence. Lindsey Graham was a lawyer so he should know this, which leaves you wondering what kind of nonsense is he trying to pull? If his audience is us, then he must think that we are very stupid. An interesting, though disrespectful, tone to take from someone who earns his living in OUR employ.

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