Tim Morrison, one of the Ukraine call witnesses testifying in Congress this coming week, completely contradicted the statements of Democrat star witness Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman multiple times.
First, Vindman, who showed up to his hearing wearing full military garb and medals, told Congress that he heard President Donald Trump name Burisma Holdings and Hunter Biden during the call with Ukraine President Zelensky.
Morrison, who was Vindman’s superior on the National Security Council (NSC), was asked, “You were on the call. Do you remember whether the name Burisma came up on the call?”
He replied, “No, I don’t believe it did.”
However, that was by no means his biggest rebuke of Vindman during his hearing. Tim Morrison was also asked, “Do you remember whether anyone suggested edits adding the word Burisma to the [memorandum of conversation]?”
“I do not,” he responded.
You see, Alexander Vindman had claimed previously that he had suggested the words Burisma Holdings and Hunter Biden be added to the transcript, saying he heard President Trump say them during the call. According to Vindman’s testimony, the NSC rejected his edits.
Tim Morrison, on the other hand, remembers it a bit differently. He told Congress, “I accepted all of them (Vindman’s proposed edits),” implying that Vindman never even suggested them in the first place.
Morrison clarified that he would have gladly added those phrases if they had been suggested and he had any proof they happened, “Had I recalled or had it in my notes that was mentioned, yes, I would have agreed to the edit.”
According to Tim Morrison, Alexander Vindman was actually kept out of the loop because he was not viewed as trustworthy by other NSC members, including his predecessor Fiona Hill.
“I had concerns about Lieutenant Colonel Vindman’s judgmen. Among the discussions I had with Dr. Hill in the transition [period] was our team, my team, its strengths and its weaknesses. And Fiona and others had raised concerns about Alex’s judgment.”
When pressed further, Morrison added, “I had concerns that he did not exercise appropriate judgment as to whom he would say what.”
But the real icing on the cake of the transcript came when Tim Morrison was asked if anything improper at all had happened during the phone call. Morrison was asked: “In your view, there was nothing improper that occurred during the call?”
“Correct,” he answered.
Tim Morrison is scheduled to testify in a public hearing on Monday. The release of his transcript on Friday came one day after Congressman Jim Jordan accused Adam Schiff of suppressing the memo along with 3 others so Republicans could not use them during the hearings.