Mr Trump railed against his Democratic accusers and said Mr Vindman’s name during his post-“But Lieutenant Colonel Vindman and his twin brother, right, we had some people that, really amazing,” Mr Trump said, not hiding his disgust.Democratic House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler told reporters earlier on Friday about the likelihood Mr Vindman would be sacked: “It’s worse than settling scores if he actually removes military officers – it’s subversion of justice. I will be fine for telling the truth.”Mr Vindman’s testimony appeared to get under the president’s skin.During the House inquiry, Mr Trump retweeted anti-Vindman tweets from GOP lawmakers and other conservatives, including one from Congressman Thomas Massie saying, if he were Mr Trump, “I’d fire him.” Another tweet the president shared called Mr Vindman’s testimony “a scandal”, and yet another called him a “political activist”. Their testimonies combined span about 100 hours. It was also clear that if Ukraine pursued an investigation into the 2016 election, the Bidens, and Burisma, it would be interpreted as a partisan play. Oct. 3: Former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker. The Secretary most likely would have been the person." What she told lawmakers: In her closed-door interview, Williams told lawmakers and staff it was “folly” to withhold military aid to Ukraine and that the call was “unusual.”In her Nov. 19 public testimony, Williams said she found Trump’s July 25 phone call “unusual” because of the discussion of “a domestic political matter.”In his Nov. 21 public testimony, Holmes said U.S. foreign policy towards Ukraine "became overshadowed by a political agenda being promoted" by Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and a "cadre of officials operating with a direct channel to the White House." David Holmes is testifying before a House committee in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Other witnesses testified they did … It was dirty cops. Around 16.00 local time [21.00 GMT], Mr Vindman’s attorney, David Pressman, said the Army officer “was escorted out of the White House, where he has dutifully served his country and his president”. The Senate voted to block attempts by Democrats to subpoena documents and witnesses for the impeachment trial that the White House has refused … WASHINGTON – More than a dozen witnesses have been called before a trio of House committees and questioned for hours about President Donald Trump and Ukraine. to your comment. ”They’ll make that decision,” he said. Democrats allege Trump tied the aid and a White House meeting to requests for investigations that benefited him politically. It was leakers and liars,” the president said on Thursday of the various investigations of his 2016 campaign and presidency. In his public testimony Nov. 19, Volker told lawmakers he was not aware of or knowingly took part in any efforts to pressure Kyiv to open an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden. This would undoubtedly result in Ukraine losing bipartisan support, undermine US national security, and advance Russia’s strategic objectives in the region.”He offered equally damning testimony under questioning.“It’s not entirely accurate,” Mr Vindman told a House committee when asked if the White House’s contention that Mr Trump’s main goal was to root out corruption in Ukraine.His evidence ended with an emotional tribute to his late father, who had brought him and his family to America when he and his brother were children. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post "I was concerned by the call," Vindman said. The witnesses include diplomats and White House officials with knowledge of Trump's dealings with Ukraine. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later?
View entire discussion (359 comments) Who are the 17 witnesses in the Trump impeachment inquiry and what have they said? Start your Independent Premium subscription today. At the time, he told lawmakers, he did not realize investigations into the Bidens and into Burisma had been conflated.In her Nov. 15 public hearing, Yovanovitchhow she felt after being ousted as ambassador amid the "smear" campaign against her.
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