Democrats Distort Morrison Transcript, Leave Out Pro-Trump Evidence

The testimony of Tim Morrison at the House impeachment hearings was widely viewed as supportive of Trump. But Adam Schiff removed the pro-Trump information from the Morrison transcript. Democrats distorted it in an effort to push their agenda with the left wing media. Republicans are furious.

morrison transcript

Breitbart reported:

“First, the committee withheld the transcript since October 31, only releasing it after the first public hearings began last week. Morrison’s testimony was rumored to be very good for President Donald Trump’s defense — Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) had described Democrats in the room during the closed-door hearing as “sucking lemons” — and Republicans would have made good use of it, had they had the transcript available. But it was not provided.

In the interim, Democrats had sole possession of the document. Schiff does not allow copies of the transcripts to be released to Republicans, either in paper or electronic form. If they want to read transcripts, they must do so one by one, in the presence of a Democrat committee staffer. Not only is that rule humiliating, but it also allows Democrats to control the flow of information and to prepare their public arguments with no fear of timely Republican rebuttal.”

The Morrison transcript

What did Schiff leave out: the fact that Morrison said he found NO inappropriate actions in the phone call. None. Zip. But Schiff conveniently left those exchanges out of the Morrison transcript.

“I was not concerned that anything illegal was discussed.” Tim Morrison


THE CHAIRMAN: “So you didn’t think that the President of the United States asking his counterpart to conduct an investigation into a potential opponent in the 2020 election might influence bipartisan support in Congress?


THE CHAIRMAN: And you weren’t concerned that the President bringing up one of his political opponents in the Presidential election and asking a favor with respect to the DNC server or 2016 theory, you weren’t concerned that those things would cause people to believe that the President was asking his counterpart to conduct an investigation that might influence his reelection campaign?


THE CHAIRMAN: That never occurred to you?


THE CHAIRMAN: Did you recognize during the — as you listened to the call that if Ukraine were to conduct these investigations, that it would inure to the President’s political interests?


In essence, they skewed the transcript for the benefit of left wing media. Morrison also contradicted the Democrats’ star witness, Lt Col Vindman, but that part of the testimony was also left out.

Morrison and a Pence aide, Jennifer Williams (whose transcript was also distorted) are set to testify again on Tuesday.  And the circus continues.

The hearsay issue

The hearings have been fraught with “hearsay” evidence, which, by the way is absolutely NOT allowed in most courts, regardless of what Democrat Rep. Mike Quigley (IL) claimed last week.

“Broadly defined, “hearsay” is testimony or documents quoting people who are not present in court, and hearsay evidence is inadmissible for lack of a firsthand witness. When the person being quoted is not present, establishing credibility becomes impossible, as does cross-examination.”

There are several problems with hearsay according to legalthree:

  • 1) Risk of Misperception: Risk not only a function of sensory capacity but of physical circumstance and of mental capacity and psychological condition.
  • 2) Risk of fault memory: …
  • 3) Risk of Misstatement: …
  • 4) Risk of Distortion:

Republican Rep Russ Fulcher of Idaho has a word for such testimony:

“In today’s hearing, these accounts are considered expert witnesses with pertinent information. However, in Idaho, it’s better known as gossip.”

H/T Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children


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Faye Higbee is the columnist manager for Uncle Sam's Misguided Children. She has been writing at Conservative Firing Line since 2013 as well. She is also a published author.

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