Both witnesses were also unable to confirm that President Trump's phone call rose to the level of an impeachable offense.
CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin admitted on cable news airwaves Wednesday that Democrats have “a problem” because their two “witnesses” have never had any direct contact with the president and are merely relying on hearsay.
“That’s a problem if you’re going to impeach the president,” Toobin conceded, while speaking with CNN host Jake Tapper following the hearing.
Both witnesses who testified before the House Intelligence Committee, Acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian affairs George Kent, have never had any direct contact with President Donald Trump. In other words, neither of the witnesses actually witnessed anything.
As reported by The Daily Wire on Wednesday, Mr. Taylor revealed during the hearing that “he was recently told by one of his aides that President Trump inquired about ‘the investigations’ during a phone call with Ambassador Gordon Sondland. The aide knows this because he/she was meeting with Sondland and ‘could hear President Trump on the phone.'”