That being said, this whole episode doesn't come about without this WB sneaking around in the bushes and starting the "rumor". The witnesses? A couple were compelling. A couple appeared to be set ups with a motive.
In a real courtroom, I would ask Schiff, what was the original source that led you to look for these other witnesses, who by their own admission, never would have said anything publicly had Shifty not looked for them. A judge, if he knows the law would tell Shifty to identify the source or be held in contempt. That's a fact. I knew a reporter once in St. Louis that spent three days in jail because he wouldn't give up a source until his editors finally told him to give it up.
Once again, good debate with you and I know we won't see each other's side (other than we agree Trump did something sleazy). Trust me on the courtroom issues though.