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Whistleblower's lawyer accuses Republicans of hypocrisy


Added 11-13-19 07:57:01pm EST - “The lawyer for the whistleblower whose report sparked the impeachment inquiry into President Trump accused Republicans of hypocrisy in a tweet Wednesday.” - Thehill.com

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The lawyer for the whistleblower whose report sparked the impeachment inquiry into President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump faces high stakes in meeting with Erdoğan amid impeachment drama Democrats worry they don't have right candidate to beat Trump Trump threatening to fire Mulvaney: report MORE accused Republicans of hypocrisy in a tweet Wednesday.

Mark Zaid commented on the first public impeachment hearing by saying he heard GOP lawmakers “criticize & belittle significance of hearsay info.” He said this contradicts with their interest in hearing the whistleblower testify based on secondhand information.

I watched today's hearing & repeatedly heard Members criticize & belittle significance of hearsay info. Yet same Members pushed to subpoena #whistleblower who they complain only has second hand info. #hypocrisy. Only reason is to intimidate & harm.#ProtectTheWhistleblower

Republican House members questioned diplomats William Taylor and George Kent during their public testimony Wednesday, casting doubt on Taylor’s testimony – which is based on secondhand knowledge – and saying there is no evidence that Trump committed an impeachable offense.

The House kicked off the impeachment inquiry in September after a complaint from a whistleblower came to light detailing that Trump asked the Ukrainian president to look into former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenDemocrats worry they don't have right candidate to beat Trump Trump threatening to fire Mulvaney: report Giuliani pens op-ed slamming 'unprecedented' impeachment inquiry MORE, days after withholding military aid from the country. 

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