How many witness were the republicans allowed in the house?
#26 | Posted by Sniper
They were allowed a lot more than they called. That being said, the Republicans on the House Intelligence committee DID call Tim Morrison, the former top National Security Council official for Russia and European affairs, and Kurt Volker, former special envoy to Ukraine, as witnesses for their side. However, in both cases, these individuals basically confirmed the narrative that the American people had already heard, or was about tho hear, from the other witnesses, including William Taylor, the acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, George Kent, the deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the top Ukraine specialist on the National Security Council, Jennifer Williams, a foreign service aide detailed to Vice President Pence's office, Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, Laura Cooper, a deputy assistant secretary at the Defense Department and Fiona Hill, formerly the top Russia specialist on the National Security Council.
While many Republicans intimated that they would have liked to have heard from people like John Bolton and Mick Mulvaney, in retrospect, I think they're glad that the White House refused to allow them to testify.
Note that this was BEFORE we started to hear what Lev Parnas was saying about his interactions with Rudy Giuliani and the President, and the sorts of activities that he and his buddy Igor were involved in, apparently at the direction of Giuliani and the President. Can you imagine what it would have been like to have heard that testimony before the House Intelligence Committee. Perhaps we'll still get that chance later in the year.