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Watch Joseph Maguire Testifies On Trump, the Ukraine Name, and the Whistle-Blower | The New Yorker Video

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[pleasant electronic tones]

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[muffled crowd chattering] [tense electronic music]

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The presidential oath of workplace

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requires the President of the USA

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faithfully execute his or her workplace

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and shield and defend the Structure.

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I consider that all the pieces right here on this matter

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is completely unprecedented, and that’s the reason

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my former Administrators of Nationwide Intelligence

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forwarded them to you, whether or not or not

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it meant pressing concern or whether or not it was severe.

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This was totally different.

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I wish to stress that I consider

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that the whistleblower and the Inspector Normal

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have acted in good religion all through.

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I’ve each purpose to consider

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that they’ve executed all the pieces by the e book

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and adopted the regulation.

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Would you agree that the whistleblower criticism

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alleges severe wrongdoing

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by the President of the USA?

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[tense electronic music]

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Uh, the whistleblower criticism concerned

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the allegation of that, however it’s not for me

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and the intelligence neighborhood to determine

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how the president conducts his overseas coverage

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or his interplay with leaders of different international locations, sir.

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Can we additionally agree that it was pressing

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that if the President of the USA

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was withholding navy support to an ally

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at the same time as you obtained the criticism

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and was doing so for a nefarious purpose,

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that’s to train leverage over the president of Ukraine

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to dig up manufactured filth on his opponent,

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can we agree that it was pressing

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whereas that support was being withheld?

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It was pressing and essential,

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however my job because the Director of Nationwide Intelligence

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was to adjust to the Whistleblower Safety Act

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and cling to the definition of pressing concern

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which is a authorized time period.

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We simply wanna know did you focus on this topic

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with the president?

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Congressman Carson, a few issues.

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The White Home didn’t, didn’t direct me

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to withhold the data.

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Neither did the Workplace of Authorized Counsel.

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That opinion has been unclassified

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and has been disseminated.

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Do I’ve your assurance that the whistleblower

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will be capable to testify totally and freely

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and benefit from the protections of the regulation?

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Are you able to affirm that you simply directed that whistleblower

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that she or he can come earlier than Congress?

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One, I have no idea the id of the whistleblower.

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Two, now that the criticism has come ahead,

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we’re working together with his counsel

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so as to have the ability to present them

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with safety clearance–

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So, sir, are you able to guarantee this committee

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and the American public that the whistleblower

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is permitted to talk to the committee

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with the total protections of the Whistleblower Act?

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Proper now, I am working via that with the chair

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and, to the perfect of my capability, I consider the chair

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was asking to have the whistleblower come ahead

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and I am working with counsel, with the committee

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At any level throughout this course of

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did you personally threaten to resign

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if the criticism was not offered to the committee?

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No, Congressman, I didn’t,

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and I do know that that story has appeared fairly a bit.

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Whenever you learn the criticism,

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had been you shocked in any respect by what you learn?

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I spotted full nicely, full and nicely,

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the significance of the allegation,

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and I additionally should let you know, Congresswoman,

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once I noticed that, I anticipated having to sit down

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in entrance of some committee someday to debate it.

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Folks can moderately ask why the Democrats

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are so decided to question this president

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when in only a yr, they will have an opportunity.

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Actually, one Democratic congressmen,

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one of many first to name for Trump’s impeachment,

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gave us the reply when he mentioned, quote,

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I am involved that if we do not impeach the president,

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he’ll get reelected. [tense orchestral music]


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