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."
Lt. Col Alexander Vindman, a key witness in Donald Trump's impeachment trial, is retiring over alleged "bullying" by the president. Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a witness in the impeachment proceedings against President Trump, has announced that he will be retiring from the U.S. Army. NBC News' Peter Alexander reports from the White House. Aired on 07/08/2020. Former National Security Advisor John Bolton praised Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and claimed that his retirement from the U.S. Army is "a loss for the country." Aired on 07/08/2020. The career of Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman may be in jeopardy amid an opening for the White House to take action. One America's Mary Holman explains.