Wednesday, Nov 20th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Congress 'There was no ambiguity': What Alexander Vindman told House impeachment investigators

'There was no ambiguity': What Alexander Vindman told House impeachment investigators

E-mail Print PDF
Lt. Col. Vindman

Impeachment investigators on Friday released the much-anticipated deposition transcript of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, an Army officer and Ukraine specialist on the National Security Council staff.

Vindman, a participant in the now-famous July 25 phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelensky, told lawmakers in his Oct. 28 testimony that he was troubled by what he saw as political considerations impinging on U.S. national security — and that he was told by a top White House lawyer to keep quiet about the call.

“I did not think it was proper to demand that a foreign government investigate a U.S. citizen, and I was worried about the implications for the U.S. government’s support of Ukraine,” Vindman said, referring to Trump's demand that Zelensky investigate former vice president Joe Biden, a potential 2020 rival, and his son Hunter.

"It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see where the gain would be for the president in investigating the son of a political opponent," Vindman said.



Most Recent Related Stories...

US Army prepared to move Vindman to secure location

Vindman and family could be moved by US Army for protectionThe U.S. Army is ready to move Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and his family to a...

Impeachment: 6 takeaways from Alexander Vindman’s and Jennifer Williams’s testimony

Vincman testimony After three witnesses in the impeachment inquiry of President Trump painted a broad picture last week...

Volker says he rejected Biden 'conspiracy theory' pushed by Giuliani

Volker testifiesFormer U.S. special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker on Tuesday pushed back on an allegation about...

Source says Republican lawmakers 'shaken' by US official in Kiev's testimony

David Holmes to testify to committeeSeveral Republican lawmakers were more "shaken" than they publicly let on by the testimony of a...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!