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President Donald Trump attacked a lieutenant colonel who was possibly damaging to witness an investigation into house allegations and to give him a & # 39; Never Trumper & # 39; called.

President Donald Trump attacked the Army Colonel on Wednesday, who testified that a transcript of Trump & # 39; s call with the President of Ukraine – who proved the President as proof of his innocence – had omitted essential information.

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The president called Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, who testified on Tuesday, a & # 39; Never Trumper & # 39; – a term he used to attack political opponents from within the Republican party. Last week, Trump named & # 39; Never Trumper Republicans & # 39; if & # 39; human scum & # 39 ;.

Trump also said that Vindman is not a & # 39; quid pro quo & # 39; found – hours after the New York Times reported that he had told the legislators that he had wanted to insert information into the Trump & # 39; s transcript where true ellipses.

Vindman testified that he was blocked in his attempt to recover information in a copy of a call directly related to an alleged consideration – that the White House used military assistance and a visit to the White House to investigate Burisma, a company that was connected with Joe Biden, son to be pushed.

President Donald Trump attacked a lieutenant colonel who was possibly damaging to witness an investigation into house allegations and to give him a & # 39; Never Trumper & # 39; called.

President Donald Trump attacked a lieutenant colonel who was possibly damaging to witness an investigation into house allegations and to give him a & # 39; Never Trumper & # 39; called.

& # 39; Yesterday's Never Trumper witness could not find NO Quid Pro Quo in the telephone call transcript, & # 39; tweeted Trump. & # 39; Many people listened to the call. How is it that they (including the President of Ukraine) are NOTHING wrong with it? Witch Hunt! & # 39; He wrote.

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The Trump attack came hours after House Rep. Republican Conference president Liz Cheney tore commentators who followed Vindman for his testimony. She shouted something she called "shameful …" and that questions patriotism, questioning the commitment to the country, by people like Mr. Vindman. & # 39;

Trump tweeted last week: & The Never Trumper Republicans, although on respirators with not much left, are in some ways worse and more dangerous for our country than the Do Nothing Democrats. Beware of them, they are human scum! & # 39;

Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman, the best Ukrainian expert of the National Security Council, told the White House impeachment investigators on Tuesday that the White House transcript of the July call between President Trump and the President of Ukraine was largely accurate & # 39; was, but lacked key words or crucial sentences that he tried - and failed - to have corrected.

Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman, the best Ukrainian expert of the National Security Council, told the White House impeachment investigators on Tuesday that the White House transcript of the July call between President Trump and the President of Ukraine was largely accurate & # 39; was, but lacked key words or crucial sentences that he tried - and failed - to have corrected.

Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman, the best Ukrainian expert of the National Security Council, told the White House impeachment investigators on Tuesday that the White House transcript of the July call between President Trump and the President of Ukraine was largely accurate & # 39; was, but lacked key words or crucial sentences that he tried – and failed – to have corrected.

It is not clear why Trump Vindman is a & # 39; Never Trumper & # 39; identified. His last registration was in the highly democratic Washington D.C., where he did not register a party relationship. He has since moved to Virginia. He was registered as a democrat when he lived in New York.

Two conservative commentators, former John Whiteoo attorney at the White House and former GOP representative Sean Duffy, tried to reduce their attacks on Vindman after a backlash of their criticism on television.

Vindman, the best Ukrainian expert of the National Security Council, told the impeachment researchers of the House on Tuesday that the transcription of the White House of the July call between President Trump and the President of Ukraine omitted crucial words or expressions he tried, but could not recover.

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The omissions, Vindman found, include Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, who named the energy company that once employed Hunter Biden on his board, Burisma Holdings.

Alexander Vindman, director of European affairs in the National Security Council, received Purple Heart after injuries during his deployment in Iraq

Alexander Vindman, director of European affairs in the National Security Council, received Purple Heart after injuries during his deployment in Iraq

Alexander Vindman, director of European affairs in the National Security Council, received Purple Heart after injuries during his deployment in Iraq

"He or she will investigate the situation, specifically for the company you mentioned in this issue," quotes the White House transcript of Zelensky.

However, Vindman insists that Zelensky specifically mentioned Burisma and told the researchers that he was trying to change the White House transcript to include the missing reference, but the amendment was never made.

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The raw transcript also contains ellipses in three cases where Trump is talking, which Vindman says is trying to change again. He told the researchers that the third series of ellipses relates to Trump talking about alleged recordings of former vice-president Joe Biden who bragged about illegal Ukrainian financing.

It is believed that Trump's mention of the tapes most likely refers to comments made by Biden in January 2018 that the US had $ 1 billion in loan guarantees until the country fired its prosecutor, Viktor Shokin.

The comments made the Republicans believe that Biden was actively trying to prevent his son from being investigated. Democrats say that Shokin was lax in his efforts to fight corruption and was unsuitable for his task.

Such omissions, Vindman found, include Trump's statement that there were recordings of former vice-president Joe Biden discussing Ukrainian corruption, and the country's president, Volodymyr Zelensky, who immediately reported the power company that Hunter Biden is employing had, Burisma Holdings

Such omissions, Vindman found, include Trump's statement that there were recordings of former vice-president Joe Biden discussing Ukrainian corruption, and the country's president, Volodymyr Zelensky, who immediately reported the power company that Hunter Biden is employing had, Burisma Holdings

Such omissions, Vindman found, include Trump's statement that there were recordings of former vice-president Joe Biden discussing Ukrainian corruption, and the country's president, Volodymyr Zelensky, who immediately reported the power company that Hunter Biden is employing had, Burisma Holdings

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Although a number of edits suggested by Vindman have been made, such as a specific formulation, the two corrections quoted have never been changed for unknown reasons.

Dressed in his dark blue army uniform with military medals proudly displayed on his chest, Vindman suggested no motive behind the editing process during his more than 10-hour testimony, although his claims are likely to encourage investigators to further investigate what officials call it.

Such lines of investigation are likely to examine all changes to the transcript, the decision to enter into the White House's most classified computer system, and whether such actions have been deliberately taken to hide the most controversial content of the call.

Vindman, who, along with other members of Vice President Pence's staff, listened to the White House call, said he was so concerned about the & # 39; – and the idea that the President's request could be seen as & # 39; a partisan representation & # 39; that & # 39; could undermine US national security & # 39; – that he reported this to the NSC Chief Adviser.

"I was worried about the phone call," Vindman said. "I felt it was wrong to demand that a foreign government investigate a US citizen, and I was worried about the implications for US government support for Ukraine."

Hunter Biden (left) became a member of the board of directors of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, after his father became the point-man of the Obama administration in relations between the US and Ukraine and reportedly for a number of years $ 50,000- $ 80,000 was paid per month
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Hunter Biden (left) became a member of the board of directors of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, after his father became the point-man of the Obama administration in relations between the US and Ukraine and reportedly for a number of years $ 50,000- $ 80,000 was paid per month

Hunter Biden (left) became a member of the board of directors of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma, after his father became the point-man of the Obama administration in relations between the US and Ukraine and reportedly for a number of years $ 50,000- $ 80,000 was paid per month

Dressed in his dark blue army uniform with military medals proudly displayed on his chest, Vindman did not suggest a motive behind the editing process during his more than 10-hour testimony earlier today, although his claims are likely to encourage investigators to further investigate how officials handed over the phone call

Dressed in his dark blue army uniform with military medals proudly displayed on his chest, Vindman did not suggest a motive behind the editing process during his more than 10-hour testimony earlier today, although his claims are likely to encourage investigators to further investigate how officials handed over the phone call

Dressed in his dark blue army uniform with military medals proudly displayed on his chest, Vindman did not suggest a motive behind the editing process during his more than 10-hour testimony earlier today, although his claims are likely to encourage investigators to further investigate how officials handed over the phone call

The house investigation investigates Trump's call for Zelenskiy to ask for a "favor" – to investigate Democrats – which, according to Democrats, was a consideration for military aid and could be an unassailable crime.

Because the administration instructed staff not to appear, Vindman was the first current White House official to testify before the accusation panels after receiving a summons.

Trump went to Twitter on Tuesday to sue the probe as a & # 39; sham & # 39 ;, and added: & # 39; Why are people I have never heard heard about the call? READ THE CALL TRANSCRIPT AND THE IMPAACHMENT HOAX IS OVER! & # 39;

Vindman, who arrived in the United States as a 3-year-old from the former Soviet Union, said it was his & # 39; sacred duty & # 39; was to defend the United States.

Some Trump allies, in search of ways to discredit Vindman, questioned the colonel's loyalty because he was born in the region. But the attack line was rejected by some Republicans, including Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, who said it was & # 39; shameful & # 39; was to criticize his patriotism.

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, named the slams on Vindman & # 39; absurd, disgusting and far from the target. This is a decorated American soldier and he must have the respect that his service requires to our country. & # 39;

"He or she will investigate the situation, specifically for the company you mentioned in this issue," the White House transcript says Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (left) as saying. However, Vindman insists that Zelensky specifically mentioned Burisma Holdings and told the researchers that he was trying to have the White House transcript changed to include the missing reference.
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"He or she will investigate the situation, specifically for the company you mentioned in this issue," the White House transcript says Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (left) as saying. However, Vindman insists that Zelensky specifically mentioned Burisma Holdings and told the researchers that he was trying to have the White House transcript changed to include the missing reference.

"He or she will investigate the situation, specifically for the company you mentioned in this issue," the White House transcript says Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (left) as saying. However, Vindman insists that Zelensky specifically mentioned Burisma Holdings and told the researchers that he was trying to have the White House transcript changed to include the missing reference.

Trump went to Twitter on Tuesday to sue the probe as a & # 39; sham & # 39 ;, and added: & # 39; Why are people I have never heard heard about the call? READ THE CALL TRANSCRIPT AND THE IMPAACHMENT HOAX IS OVER! & # 39;

Trump went to Twitter on Tuesday to sue the probe as a & # 39; sham & # 39 ;, and added: & # 39; Why are people I have never heard heard about the call? READ THE CALL TRANSCRIPT AND THE IMPAACHMENT HOAX IS OVER! & # 39;

Trump went to Twitter on Tuesday to sue the probe as a & # 39; sham & # 39 ;, and added: & # 39; Why are people I have never heard heard about the call? READ THE CALL TRANSCRIPT AND THE IMPAACHMENT HOAX IS OVER! & # 39;

The testimony came the day after speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that Parliament would vote on a resolution to lay down rules for public hearings and a possible vote on accusation articles.

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Thursday's vote is said to be the first to investigate allegations and is aimed at wiping out complaints from Trump and his allies that the trial is illegal and unfair.

White House press secretary, Stephanie Grisham, said the resolution only confirms that the accusation of the House Democrats from the outset was an illegal sham because it had not been given proper permission by a House vote.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he and other GOP legislators will review the resolution to see if it is a & # 39; odor test & # 39; of honesty for Trump.

The Tuesday session was sometimes controversial when House Republicans continued to expose the still anonymous whistleblower and called on him or her to testify. Vindman said he is not the whistleblower and does not know who it is.

GOP representative Jim Jordan from Ohio acknowledged that after the phone call on July 25, Republicans tried to get Vindman to give the names of others he was talking to, trying to decide who they would call to testify. & # 39; He wouldn't do that, & # 39; said Jordan.

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In his prepared remarks, Vindman testified that in the spring of this year he became aware of & # 39; external influencers & # 39; who has a & # 39; false story about Ukraine & # 39; promoting that undermined US efforts, in particular a reference to Trump & # 39; s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

He first raised his concerns after a July 10 meeting in which the US ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland stressed the importance of Ukraine to investigate the 2016 elections, as well as Burisma, a company associated with the Biden family , a candidate for the Democratic Democratic Republic of 2020.

Vindman says that he told Sondland that his statements were inappropriate, that the request to investigate Biden and his son had nothing to do with national security, and that such investigations were not something the NSC would interfere with. or push & # 39 ;.

That is different from the story of Sondland, a wealthy businessman who donated $ 1 million to the inauguration of Trump and testified to the accusation investigators that none of the NSC & # 39; has ever expressed concerns & # 39 ;. Sondland also testified that he had no connection between Biden and Burisma.

Vindman, who, along with other members of Vice President Pence's staff, listened to the White House call, said he was so concerned about the & # 39; - and the idea that the President's request could be seen as & # 39; a partisan representation & # 39; that & # 39; could undermine US national security & # 39; - that he reported this to the NSC Chief Adviser

Vindman, who, along with other members of Vice President Pence's staff, listened to the White House call, said he was so concerned about the & # 39; - and the idea that the President's request could be seen as & # 39; a partisan representation & # 39; that & # 39; could undermine US national security & # 39; - that he reported this to the NSC Chief Adviser

Vindman, who, along with other members of Vice President Pence's staff, listened to the White House call, said he was so concerned about the & # 39; – and the idea that the President's request could be seen as & # 39; a partisan representation & # 39; that & # 39; could undermine US national security & # 39; – that he reported this to the NSC Chief Adviser

For the call between Trump and Zelenskiy, Vindman said he was listening in the Situation Room with colleagues from the NSC and the office of Vice President Mike Pence. He said he had again reported his concern to the NSC Chief Adviser.

He wrote: & # 39; I realized that if Ukraine were to investigate the Bidens and Burisma, this would probably be interpreted as a partisan performance that would undoubtedly result in Ukraine losing to the dual support it has hitherto has maintained. This would all undermine US national security. & # 39;

Vindman served as the director for European affairs and a Ukrainian expert under Fiona Hill, a former official who testified earlier in the impeachment probe. Hill worked for the former national security adviser John Bolton.

He told the researchers that Ukraine, in an effort to become a vibrant democracy integrated with the West, is a stronghold against overt Russian aggression.

Vindman attended Zelenskiy's inauguration with a delegation led by Energy Minister Rick Perry, and he and Hill were both part of a briefing in Ukraine with Sondland that others have proven to have irritated Bolton in the White House.

& # 39; I am a patriot and it is my sacred duty and honor to promote and defend OUR land regardless of party or politics, ”wrote Vindman, who was wounded in Iraq and received a Purple Heart.

& # 39; For more than twenty years as an active US military officer and diplomat, I have served this country in a non-partisan manner and have done so with the utmost respect and professionalism for both the Republican and Democratic government & # 39 ;, he wrote.

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