WASHINGTON (PNN) - October 31, 2019 - Rep. Devin Nunes (Kalif.) claims that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (Kalif.) was coaching Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, the director of European affairs at the National Security Council (NSC), as he told House committees that he "did not think it was proper" for President Donald Trump to ask Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelensky to investigate former VP Joe Biden during a July 25 phone call.
"I have never in my life seen anything like what happened today, during the testimony of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman," said Nunes.
"It was unprecedented," Nunes continued. "I mean, they’ve been bad at most of these depositions, but to interrupt us continually to coach the witness, to decide what we’re going to be able to ask the witness; and, to see someone coach a witness, this isn’t the first time that Schiff - Schiff is very good at coaching witnesses."
"When we asked [Vindman] who he spoke to after important events in July - Adam Schiff says, ‘no, no, no, we’re not going to let him answer that question,’” said Rep. Jim Jordan (Ohio) discussing Vindman's testimony - saying that Schiff seemed to be breaking his own rules for the hearings.