“Hearsay can be much better evidence than direct evidence,” he said.
That declaration prompted mocking on social media, including from the president’s son Donald Trump Jr.
“Can you believe this insanity? ‘Heresay [sic] can be much better evidence than DIRECT EVIDENCE’ according to Democrat Mike Quigley. Are you fricken kidding me? 3rd and 4th party info better than hearing it yourself?” Trump Jr. tweeted.
In his opening statement at the hearing, House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-CA) recalled how Democrats “falsely” claimed there was “more than circumstantial evidence” of collusion between Trump and the Russians.