Alexander Vindman

15 Stories

John Kelly Speaks, and Trump Isn't Happy

It was 'a killer' working in the White House, says former chief of staff

(Newser) - John Kelly spoke at Drew University in New Jersey Wednesday night, and Trump's former chief of staff was unusually candid about his stint at the White House under President Trump.
  • Not fun: "I'm disappointed in myself for leaving, but it was a killer, I mean, no joke,
... More »

Trump: Military Could Punish Vindman for Testimony

Security adviser claims brothers weren't fired

(Newser) - There were dueling messages on Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman from the White House on Tuesday, with President Trump suggesting the impeachment witness might be disciplined by the military and national security adviser Robert O'Brien insisting he had not been retaliated against—or even fired. Vindman, the National Security Council'... More »

Trump Fired Sondland Despite Warnings From GOP Senators

Collins and others feared a backlash over ousting impeachment witness

(Newser) - Gordon Sondland, ambassador to the EU, was in talks to head off into the sunset with the impeachment trial over. Leave it at that, several Republican senators urged President Trump: Let him leave quietly to avoid looking like you're purging the administration of House impeachment witnesses. The senators lost... More »

2 Non-Candidates Get Big Ovations at Debate

Mitt Romney and the NSC's Alexander Vindman

(Newser) - Two people not running for president got plenty of applause during the Democratic debate Friday night.
  • Vindman: Joe Biden at one point urged the crowd to stand in support of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman of the National Security Council, who testified in the House impeachment inquiry, reports Newsweek . Vindman was
... More »

Vindman Is Escorted Out of the White House

Ukraine expert testified in Trump impeachment hearings

(Newser) - One of the most explosive testimonies during President Trump's impeachment hearings came from Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who listened in on the July 25 phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Now, Vindman's days as director for European affairs on the National Security Council are... More »

Impeachment Hearing 'Comes Down to One Guy'

Gordon Sondland testifies Wednesday

(Newser) - With US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland set to testify, Democrats are hoping Wednesday's impeachment hearing will deliver more bombshells than a B-52. Insiders say Sondland's testimony is that which the White House fears most, raising concerns that he might choose to plead the Fifth Amendment... More »

Tuesday's Hearings Called a 'Very Bad Day' for Trump

GOP's witnesses weren't much help, analysts say

(Newser) - Tuesday's impeachment hearings were a "great day for Republicans," President Trump tweeted —but many analysts disagree. After Lt. Col Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams, a Mike Pence aide, testified in the morning, the House Intelligence Committee heard from Kurt Volker, the former special envoy to Ukraine,... More »

Fox Hosts Advised Against It. Trump Weighs In Anyway

It's a big day on Capitol Hill for the proceedings

(Newser) - President Trump on Tuesday weighed in on the resumption of impeachment hearings, though two Fox News hosts had advised him to refrain. "What is going on is a disgrace and it’s an embarrassment to our nation,” Trump told reporters, per the Hill . His Twitter feed also filled... More »

Vindman Reminds Nunes of His Rank

Also, Army may move him and family to military base for protection

(Newser) - The Army is looking into the possibility of moving impeachment witness Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and his family onto a military base to make sure they're safe, reports the Wall Street Journal . The Ukraine native, who's testifying Tuesday, has been the subject of much online vilification from supporters... More »

'Star Witness' to Testify in Impeachment Hearing

Republicans attack Vindman on eve of testimony

(Newser) - The second week of impeachment hearings kicks off Tuesday with the testimony of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman at 9am—a man the Washington Post considers one of the Democrats' "star witnesses." Vindman, a Purple Heart recipient who is the National Security Council's top Ukraine specialist, is expected... More »

Trump Responds to Pelosi's Invitation to Testify

President says he will 'strongly consider' it

(Newser) - On Sunday, Nancy Pelosi said President Trump was welcome to personally testify in the House impeachment inquiry. On Monday, Trump said he just might do that. "Even though I did nothing wrong, and don’t like giving credibility to this No Due Process Hoax, I like the idea &... More »

'There Was No Doubt:' 2 More Transcripts Are Out

Alexander Vindman and Fiona Hill

(Newser) - Two more transcripts are out from the testimony of key figures in the impeachment inquiry, that of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman , a Ukraine specialist on the National Security Council, and Fiona Hill , who also was with the NSC. Read Vindman's transcript here , and Hill's here . The Washington Post ... More »

Trump's Ukraine Expert: WH Transcript Was Missing Parts

Sources: Alexander Vindman said he tried to get "Burisma," Trump's mention of Biden tapes back in

(Newser) - Democrats said Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman's more than 10 hours of testimony Tuesday on Capitol Hill in the Trump impeachment inquiry was "extremely disturbing," and key among the details was his description of the July 25 phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky, as... More »

Democrats Call Vindman Testimony 'Extremely Disturbing'

And Democrats, Republicans get heated over whistleblower's identity

(Newser) - Things got heated Tuesday at the deposition of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council and the first current White House official to testify in the impeachment inquiry. Sources from both parties, five in all, tell CNN a shouting match erupted during the closed-door... More »

Before Key Testimony, Trump Lashes Out

He dismisses NSC's Vindman as a 'Never Trumper'

(Newser) - It could be a troubling day for President Trump in terms of impeachment testimony, and he unleashed a series of tweets Tuesday morning to undermine the credibility of a key witness. "Why are people that I never even heard of testifying about the call," Trump tweeted . "Just... More »

15 Stories
We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.