Sheila Jackson Lee disagrees with Schiff on whistleblower: ‘It is important for us to hear’ the testimony

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Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a senior member on the House Judiciary Committee, said the Ukraine whistleblower should testify in the House impeachment inquiry of President Trump; a notable dissent from the investigation’s quarterback, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff.

“The document of the whistleblower was an indicting document. The transcript was an indicting document. I do believe it is important for us to hear from the whistleblower,” Jackson Lee told reporters Wednesday following a weekly caucus meeting. “If you were in a court of law you would hold up a piece of paper that was evidence, but your witness would be able to confirm or deny the evidence having firsthand knowledge. That is a powerful addition to any truthful, deliberate investigation that may ultimately result in articles of impeachment.”

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