Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, the White House National Security Council’s top Ukraine expert testified today.
While being questioned by The House Intelligence Committee’s counsel, Daniel Goldman, he admitted not recalling Ukranians feeling pressured to investigate.
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Transcript from Breitbart
Goldman: Col. Vindman, you’ve said in your deposition that it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see the political benefits of the president’s demands. For those of us who are not rocket scientists, can you explain what you meant by that?
Vindman: So my understanding is that it was — the connection to investigating to a political opponent was inappropriate and improper. I mads that connection as soon as the president brought up the Biden investigation.
Goldman: Col. Vindman, you testified that the president, President Trump’s request for a favor from President Zelensky would be considered as a demand to President Zelensky. After his call, did you ever hear from any Ukrainians, either in the United States or Ukraine about any pressure that they felt to do these investigations that President Trump demanded?
Vindman: Not that I can recall.
Goldman: Did you have any discussions with officials at the embassy here, the Ukrainian embassy here in Washington, DC?
Vindman: Yes, I did.
Goldman: Did you discuss at all the demand for investigations with them?
Goldman: I did not.
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