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Public Testimony Resumes Tuesday in Impeachment Inquiry

Public Testimony Resumes Tuesday in Impeachment Inquiry Photo: ABC News

AAMER MADHANI, Associated Press
Updated: November 18, 2019 04:49 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The decorated soldier and White House aide who says it was his "sacred duty" to speak out against President Donald Trump’s attempt to pressure Ukraine is ready to speak publicly.

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When Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman appears before the House impeachment panel Tuesday, Democrats and Republicans are expected to press contrasting narratives about the 20-year Army veteran’s decision to come forward to allege abuse of power by his commander in chief.

Vindman’s supporters describe him as a duty-bound soldier who spoke up when he witnessed Trump abuse his power.

But one witness in the House impeachment investigation said Vindman’s judgment was lacking and withheld sensitive information from him, even though he was a top adviser on Ukraine issues to the White House National Security Council.

The hearings will be carried live on WDIO-DT, WDIO.com, and the WDIO mobile app.


This week's impeachment inquiry schedule:

Tuesday, November 19, 8 a.m. Central time:
Ms. Jennifer Williams, Special Advisor for Europe and Russia, Office of the Vice President
Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, Director for European Affairs, National Security Council

Tuesday, November 19, 1:30 p.m. Central time:
The Honorable Ambassador Kurt Volker, Former U.S. Special Envoy to Ukraine
Mr. Timothy Morrison, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Europe and Russia, National Security Council

Wednesday, November 20, 8 a.m. Central time:
The Honorable Ambassador Gordon Sondland, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union

Wednesday, November 20, 1:30 p.m. Central time:
Ms. Laura Cooper, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russian, Ukrainian, and Eurasian Affairs, Department of Defense
Mr. David Hale, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Department of State

Thursday, November 21, 8 a.m. Central time:
Dr. Fiona Hill, Former Senior Director for Europe and Russia, National Security Council

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