More Impeachment Inquiry Testimony

The Latest: Army officer Vindman speaks in impeachment probe

AP News
October 29, 2019 - 1:21 pm

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WASHINGTON (AP) — An Army officer at the National Security Council who twice raised concerns over the Trump administration's push to have Ukraine investigate Democrats is testifying behind closed doors in the impeachment inquiry.

An advance copy of Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman's Tuesday testimony shows he planned to tell House investigators he listened to President Donald Trump's July 25 call with Ukraine's new leader and reported his concerns to the NSC's lead counsel.

Vindman's arrival in military blue, with medals, created a striking image as he entered the Capitol and made his way to the secure briefing room.

Trump questions why people he's "never even heard of" are testifying in the House Democrats' impeachment probe. Trump has denied doing anything wrong and has said the call with Ukraine's leader was "perfect."