A White House National Security Council official who listened to President Donald Trump’s July call with the Ukrainian president told House impeachment investigators on Tuesday that he was so “concerned” by Trump’s comments he raised alarms with a White House lawyer. Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the National Security Council’s Director of European Affairs, arrived in uniform on Capitol Hill but did not answer reporters’ questions. The House Intelligence Committee issued a subpoena to compel testimony from Vindman this morning, according to an official working on the impeachment inquiry. He is the first current White House official to appear before House investigators despite a White House effort to block all administration officials from testifying. He’s also the first witness who was on the call who could undercut criticism from Trump and Republicans that all the information gathered so far was second-hand. (MORE: Army officer reported concerns over Trump’s Ukraine call, will testify before House on Tuesday) “I was concerned by the call. 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 ,” Vindman testified impeachment , according to… Read full this story
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