Veteran raises alarm over Trump
AN Army officer serving with US President Donald Trump’s National Security Council has testified to impeachment investigators that he twice raised concerns over a push to have Ukraine investigate Democrats and Joe Biden.
Alexander Vindman, a lieutenant colonel who served in Iraq, is the first official to testify who actually heard Mr Trump’s July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
Mr Vindman also told investigators during a more than 10-hour testimony on Tuesday that he tried unsuccessfully to change the White House’s rough transcript of the call by filling in at least one of the omitted words – “Burisma” – a reference to the company linked to Mr Biden and his son.
“I was concerned by the call,” he said.
Mr Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to denounce the probe as a “sham”.