Holmes is another disgruntled bureaucrat, who reported to a disgruntled bureaucrat. He claims to have overhead a call with the president and Sondland at a restaurant. Sondland has no recollection of what Holmes alleges to have overheard, and it wasn’t until recently that this alleged overheard call was revealed to the committee. Schiff needs Holmes because his case against the president has completely cratered. Schiff must build up Holmes and try to use his “overheard call” testimony to somehow rehabilitate what’s left of this sham. It won’t work, except with the media, which have the same objectives as Schiff.