NSC official declares impeachment investigation: "No confusion" Ukrainians had to initiate investigation for Trump meeting
Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman told investigators of the House's impeachment investigation in a closed-door deposition that "there is no doubt that Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during the July 25 appeal: a foreign government should become a US citizen in exchange for an investigate meeting between the two heads of state.
"In light of the protocol that I saw as a result, this was required to reach the meeting that Ukrainians had aggressively pushed for. Englisch: www.germnews.de/archive/eng/1996/03/index.html. 29.html Vindman, who had heard the July 25 call, said to legislators in his closed-door deposition meeting last month that meetings between US Ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, and Ukrainian officials on 1
They called for an investigation into the Biden and Burisma that did not exist. "Vindman referred to former Vice President Joe Biden, his son Hunter, and the Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma Holdings Hunter Biden worked. 19659005] Investigators on the impeachment trial released the transcripts of Vindman and former White House employee Fiona Hill on Friday.
Hill said closedly last month she was concerned about the role that President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani played in Ukraine against the National Security Council lawyers. Hill also said that the then National Security Advisor John Bolton Giuliani described efforts with US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland in Ukraine as a "drug deal".
Vindman was the first official interviewed by lawmakers in the impeachment investigation the July call between Trump and the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Vindman said he was worried about the call and reported it to National Security Council lawyers.
The House Intelligence Committee has now released eight minutes of the 15 witnesses who testified at the closed-door impeachment investigation. The Democrats are moving the impeachment trial to a new phase next week in which three witnesses will testify publicly.
This story has been updated with additional developments and will also be updated on Friday.