C-SPAN 19 Nov 2019

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman Opening Statement


Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman delivers his opening statement before the House Intelligence Committee Impeachment Inquiry hearing. Included in his statement is the following:

"On July 25, 2019, the call occurred. I listened in on the call in the Situation Room with White House colleagues. I was concerned by the call, what I heard was improper, and I reported my concerns to Mr. Eisenberg. It is improper for the President of the United States to demand a foreign government investigate a U.S. citizen and political opponent.

The uniform I wear today is that of the United States Army. The members of our all volunteer force are made up of a patchwork of people from all ethnicities, religions, and socio-economic backgrounds who come together under a common oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America. We do not serve any particular political party, we serve the nation."


The impeachment trial may be over but President Trump is ramping up attacks against critics, Democrats and Senator Mitt Romney. He's also considering ousting one of the witnesses, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, from the National Security Council. CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang joins CBSN to break down the latest.
The White House has fired a National Security Council official who testified under subpoena in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman told Congress what he heard on the phone call between Mr. Trump and the president of Ukraine. AP White House reporter and CBSN political contributor Zeke Miller joins CBSN with the latest.
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who made waves as a witness during the Trump impeachment proceedings, was fired by the National Security Council and escorted off of the White House grounds, Fox News chief White House correspondent John Roberts reports. #FoxNews

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Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman testified under subpoena during the House impeachment hearing.

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