I would respond that the statement does not fit the definition of hearsay. It is not an assertion of fact, but a request that something happen in the future.

The cop then testifies that Middle Man went to the telephone, came back and said, "I've got this buddy named Dealer who can move the product. He said to meet him at 1:00.

If the defendant objects and moves to strike the evidence as hearsay, what response?

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