Klobuchar says subpoenaing the whistleblower 'would be a serious, serious mistake'

Klobuchar says subpoenaing the whistleblower 'would be a serious, serious mistake'
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Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharDes Moines Register endorses Elizabeth Warren as Democratic presidential nominee Sunday shows preview: Lawmakers prepare for week two of impeachment trial Moore defends Sanders's reputation: 'We don't want the fake, and the phony and the fraudulent' MORE (D-Minn.)  said Sunday that subpoenaing the whistleblower who helped spark the House impeachment inquiry into President TrumpDonald John TrumpKaine: Obama called Trump a 'fascist' during 2016 campaign Kaine: GOP senators should 'at least' treat Trump trial with seriousness of traffic court Louise Linton, wife of Mnuchin, deletes Instagram post in support of Greta Thunberg MORE “would be a serious, serious mistake.”

The senator told George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosGOP senator on Trump soliciting foreign interference: 'Those are just statements' Alan Dershowitz: Argument president cannot be impeached for abusing power a 'strong one' Pelosi: Trump is 'impeached for life' MORE on ABC's "This Week" that a whistleblower should not be forced to testify, adding there is a danger the doing so would set a precedent for future whistleblowers. Republican lawmakers have been clamoring for testimony from the whistleblower, which House Intelligence Committee Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSunday shows preview: Lawmakers prepare for week two of impeachment trial Trump defense team signals focus on Schiff Schiff pushes back: Defense team knows Trump is guilty MORE (D-Calif.) has denied.

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She continued saying House investigators had more direct information from the officials who testified than they would get from the whistleblower.

“It’s been pointed out the whistleblower had limited secondhand information, and now, right in front of the nation, people have testified under oath who had firsthand information about the fact that the president made this call and very specifically tied it with dirt on a political opponent,” Klobuchar told ABC’s “This Week.” 

“So I think that would be a serious, serious mistake,” she added.

Klobuchar added that the “bigger issue” is the American people are watching and want a “patriotism and value check” on Trump, citing the election results in Kentucky and Virginia, where the Democratic party received wins.

“As Democrats, as we go into this presidential race, George, we better not screw this up,” she said.