According to his opening statement, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the Ukraine expert at the NSC has been in the U.S. Army for more than two decades. As an infantry officer, he served multiple overseas tours, including South Korea and Germany, and a deployment to Iraq for combat operations. He was wounded in an IED attack in Iraq, and was awarded a Purple Heart.
Since 2008, he has been a Foreign Area Officer specializing in Eurasia. He previously served at the United States’ embassies in Kiev, Ukraine and Moscow, Russia. He also served as a politico-military affairs officer for Russia for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs . In July 2018, he joined the National Security Council.
"I did not think it was proper to demand that a foreign government investigate a U.S. citizen, and I was worried about the implications for the U.S. government's support of Ukraine," Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman said in his opening statement. https://t.co/Pl9R9koTc1
— NPR Politics (@nprpolitics) October 29, 2019
In opening statement for tomorrow, NSC member Alexander Vidman to testify that Sondland pushed Ukraine leaders to make specific promises on Biden/Burisma before Bolton cut mtg short then went further in debrief before Vindman called him out. Later reported to NSC lawyers. pic.twitter.com/Mz73QMfoHw
— Cameron Joseph (@cam_joseph) October 29, 2019
Sondland is in deep, deep legal trouble.
On the left: Lieutenant Colonel Vindman's opening statement (corroborated by Fiona Hill's and Bill Taylor's testimony).
On the right: Sondland's opening statement.
18 USC 1001 pic.twitter.com/rLgqx8hXiW
— Ryan Goodman (@rgoodlaw) October 29, 2019
Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman will be the first White House official to testify who listened in on the July 25 telephone call between Mr. Trump and President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine that is at the center of the impeachment inquiry.https://t.co/fbZc3Dwbzr
— VoteVets (@votevets) October 29, 2019
Bonjour please find the unroll here: Thread by @sam_vinograd: "1. I imagine the National Security Council (NSC) structure and purpose is not well known to many, nor is the role of a " […]" #LEGAL https://t.co/eljimZjDra
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