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New witness in Donald Trump's impeachment shakes White House

Lt Col Alexander Vindman told that he twice reported concerns about efforts to get Kiev to open investigations designed to help Trump politically

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman arrives to testify as part of the US House of Representatives impeachment inquiry. Photo: Reuters
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Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman arrives to testify as part of the US House of Representatives impeachment inquiry. Photo: Reuters

AFP | PTI Washington
A new witness in the impeachment investigation of US President Donald Trump rocked the White House on Tuesday with testimony that he personally witnessed officials pressuring Ukraine to help Trump politically.

National Security Council Ukraine expert Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman was to tell the House inquiry that he twice reported concerns about improper White House efforts to get Kiev to open investigations designed to help Trump politically.
In an explosively prepared testimony, Vindman said he personally listened to Trump pressure Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky in a July 25 phone call.

His testimony, released late Monday, offers some of

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First Published: Oct 30 2019 | 2:05 AM IST

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