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Schiff Letter to Pence Requesting Declassification of Williams' Supplemental Testimony Whistleblower Complaint on Ukraine (Kelly Smith, comp.) 1 (12/6/2019)

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        The Honorable Michael Pence
        Vice President of the United States
        The White House
        1650 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
        Washington, D.C. 20503

        Dear Mr. Vice President:

               Pursuant to the House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry, I write to request that
        the Office of Vice President, or other relevant classification authority within the Executive
        Office of the President, declassify any classified material contained in the supplemental written
        submission (Supplemental Submission) of Jennifer Williams, your Special Advisor for Europe
        and Russia, which she submitted to the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
        (Committee) on November  26, 2019. The Supplemental Submission  contains additional
        information concerning your September 18, 2019 telephone call with President Volodymyr
        Zelensky of Ukraine. The Committee believes that the information in Ms. Williams'
        Supplemental Submission is relevant to the impeachment inquiry and should not be classified.

               On November  7, 2019, Ms. Williams appeared for a deposition before the Committee,
        pursuant to subpoena. At her deposition, Ms. Williams testified about the general contents of
        your telephone calls with President Zelensky on April 23 and September 18, 2019.' Neither she,
        her counsel, nor the Office of the Vice President asserted at the time that the contents of those
        calls were classified. The Committee subsequently released publicly the transcript of Ms.
        Williams' deposition testimony.

               On November   19, 2019, Ms. Williams appeared at a public hearing before the
        Committee, pursuant to subpoena. At the hearing, Ms. Williams again testified publicly about
        your April 23 call with President Zelensky? In response to a question about your September 18
        call, however, counsel to Ms. Williams informed the Committee that the Office of the Vice
        President has taken the position that the September 18 call is classified. As a result, counsel
        stated that with respect to that call, he would refer the committee to the public record, which
        includes Ms. Williams' November -th testimony, which has been publicly released, as well as the


               ' Williams Dep. Tr. at 16-17 (describing April 23 call); id. at 156-57 (describing September i8 call) (ontine
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               I Vindman-Williams Hearing Tr. at 14, 134.

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