Several times now witnesses before the House Select Committee were either told by their superiors or self-reported to NSC laywers. Why and what were the lawyers expected to do?
I may have missed something but the only time I've heard any action taken by "the lawyers" has been to instruct Lt. Col. Vindman to "not speak to anyone about this" and supposedly "the lawyers" moved a transcript to a more restricted access (aka the "secret server").
To be more specific:
Case #1 Lt Col Vindman testified that he told Sondland that statements that Sondland had made (at and after a meeting with Bolton, Hill, Sondland, and others) were " inappropriate, that the request to investigate the Bidens and his son had nothing to do with national security...". Following that meeting, Vindland reported his concerns to NSC's legal counsel.
Case#2. Following the 25 July telephone call between Trump & Zelinsky, to which Vindman was a witness. "I realized that if the Ukraine pursued an investigation into the Bidens and Burisma, it would likely be intrepreted as a partisan play, which would undoutedly result in Ukraine loing bipartisan support...this would undermine US national security" "Following the call. I again reported my concerns to NSC's legal counsel.
Case #3. Dr F. Hill "was instructed to tell the laywers" (by Bolton) after the meeting with Bolton, Sondland, Hill, Vindman and others. (refers to the same meeting as Case #1)
Q1: Why were people told to report to "the lawyers"?
Q2: What were "the lawyers" expected to do?