MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace accused President Donald Trump's supporters of criticizing Alexander Vindman of the National Security Council and called them "chicken s ** t & # 39;"
Vindman, a 20-year-old army officer and Purple Heart veteran, testified that he twice expressed concern that Trump and his European Union ambassador, Gordon Sondland, improperly pushed Ukrainian leaders to former vice-president Joe Biden and investigate son Hunter Biden.
The army officer was a specialist in the White House in Ukraine and Russia. He was only 3 years old in 1979 when he and his two brothers, father and grandmother, Ukraine, then a Soviet republic, fled from the US.
At Fox News on Tuesday evening, Laura Ingraham discussed the background of Vindman and claimed that his background & # 39; interesting & # 39; used to be.
MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace, (photo), accused Trump supporters of criticizing Alexander Vindman of the National Security Council and called them & # 39; chicken s ** t & # 39;
Fox News hosts Laura Ingraham, (middle) and former Bush Administration officer John Yoo, (left), alluding to the fact that Vindman could be a double agent. Lawyer Alan Dershowitz from New York (right) was also in the discussion panel
Fox News host Laura Ingraham, former president of the Bush administration, John Yoo, alluded to the fact that Vindman could be a double agent. New York lawyer Alan Dershowitz was also in the discussion panel.
Ingraham claimed: & # 39; Here we have an American national security officer advising Ukraine while working in the White House, apparently against the interests of the president, and most of the time they spoke in English.
& # 39; Isn't that an interesting perspective on this story? & # 39; she asked.
John Yoo then claimed that & # 39; some people could call that espionage & # 39 ;. He later clarified his remarks to say that he did not accuse Vindman of espionage.
MSNBC host Wallace then played that clip and stated: & # 39; Except that those people are not so fond of the three of you and they know he passed a background check that the president's daughter and son-in-law did not. & # 39;
Images of the comment were posted on Twitter and users quickly applauded the left-leaning presenter for her disapproval.
Vindman's arrival in military blue, with medals, created a striking image as he entered the Capitol and made his way to the secure briefing room.
Trump asks why people he has never heard of & # 39; testify in the House Democrats accusation probe. Trump has denied doing anything wrong and has said the call to the Ukrainian leader & # 39; perfect & # 39; used to be.
Vindman told the investigators Tuesday that he was listening to Donald Trump's call with the new president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, and & # 39; did not think it was right & # 39; – possibly an enormous stimulus for the investigation of the Democrats.
The president started his day on Twitter and hurled to Vindman, an active lieutenant colonel who received a Purple Heart after being wounded in Iraq, saying he & # 39; had never heard of him & # 39; but insisted that he be a & # 39; Never Trumper & # 39; used to be.
Vindman, a 20-year-old army officer and Purple Heart veteran, testified that he twice expressed concern that President Donald Trump and his European Union ambassador, Gordon Sondland, improperly pushed Ukrainian leaders to former vice-president Joe Biden and son Hunter investigate
Rudy Giuliani, personal attorney for Donald Trump, claimed earlier this month that Ukrainian gas company Burisma Joe Biden paid $ 900,000 in lobbying fees, referring to documents released by a Ukrainian MP. The two are shown together
The White House also ordered the officer not to testify, and asked the House Intelligence Committee to issue a summons that instructed him to testify.
He is the first White House official who says he has heard the call from July 25 between Trump and Zelensky that is central to the investigation of allegations.
Vindman arrived in the Capitol in his uniform, with his Purple Heart and a series of other decorations for his service.
He had to tell the legislators that he was a Jewish-born refugee born in Ukraine who & # 39; the American dream & # 39; had lived by serving his country in battle and as a diplomat.
Trump vented just before Lieutenant Colonel Vindman arrived that a transcript of the call shows that he was doing nothing wrong and that Vindman is an unimportant figure who has never hit the road with him.
MSNBC host Wallace said about Trump loyalists: & # 39; except those people aren't chickens ** like the three of you and know that he has passed a background check that the president's daughter and son-in-law are not
& # 39; Why are there people I have never heard I have testified about the call? READ THE CALL TRANSCRIPT AND THE IMPAACHMENT HOAX IS OVER! Ukrain (sic) said NO PRESSURE, & tweet Trump.
But finding Vindman a & # 39; Never Trumper & # 39; came when pro-Trump experts were attacked by other Republicans for questioning Lieutenant Col Vindman's patriotism, with a Fox News commentator accusing him of & # 39; espionage & # 39; against the president.
Trump followed his indignation on social media with a series of retweets from congress allies who called the entire investigation into allegations illegal because of the mysterious and one-sided start.
In his opening statement, first published by The New York Times, Vindman claimed that the National Security Council had suggested that Trump would call on President Zelensky to congratulate him after his party won parliamentary elections.
He explained: & # 39; The call was made on July 25, 2019. I listened to the call in the Situation Room with colleagues from the NSC and the vice-president's office.
& # 39; Because the transcript is in the public register, we all know what was said. I was worried about the call. I did not think it was right to demand that a foreign government investigate a US citizen, and I was concerned about the implications for US government support for Ukraine.
& # 39; I realized that if Ukraine were to investigate the Bidens and Burisma, this would probably be interpreted as a partisan action that would undoubtedly result in Ukraine losing to the two-part support it has maintained so far. & # 39;
Burisma Holdings is the Ukrainian energy company where Biden Hunter's son held a lucrative board chair while his father was vice president.
Vindman arrived on Tuesday in the Capitol in his uniform, with his Purple Heart and a series of other decorations for his service
American House Information Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (photo) has a hearing with Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, Director of European Affairs at the National Security Council, as part of the investigation into the deposition of the US House of Representatives to Donald Trump
& # 39; I realized that if Ukraine were to investigate the Bidens and Burisma, this would probably be interpreted as a partisan action that would undoubtedly result in Ukraine losing the two-part support it has maintained so far.
Vindman claimed: & # 39; this would all undermine US national security. After the phone call, I again reported my concerns to the NSC chief adviser. & # 39;
Vindman served multiple overseas voyages, including South Korea and Germany, and was deployed in Iraq for combat operations. He was injured in an IED attack and then got a Purple Heart.
He served in the embassies of the United States in Kiev, Ukraine and Moscow, Russia. In Washington, D.C., he was a political-military business officer for Russia before the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff prior to his appointment to the NSC.
Vindman told the committee that he is not the whistleblower who brought the matter to the attention of the CIA. He also claimed that he had never had direct contact or communication with the president.
The Trump campaign has claimed that Biden has destroyed a Ukrainian investigation into Burisma, where Biden & # 39; s son Hunter served on the board from 2014 until earlier this year, using the threat of withholding US foreign aid.
Biden has denied any misconduct, and Trump's phone call to the Ukrainian president asking him to investigate the case is at the heart of House Democrats' increasing accusation probe in Trump.
Rudy Giuliani, personal attorney for Donald Trump, claimed earlier this month that Ukrainian gas company Burisma Joe Biden paid $ 900,000 in lobbying fees, referring to documents released by a Ukrainian MP.
"Biden, his son and his brother had a 30-year scam to earn millions, selling his public office," Giuliani said in an interview on Wednesday night with Fox News host Sean Hannity.
The interview with Giuliani was only a few hours after Biden first supported Trump's accusation.
& # 39; First senator, second vice president. Ukraine, just the tip of the iceberg, & Giuliani continued.
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