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Ukraine Affair Thrusts White House Lawyer Into Center of Crisis

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John Eisenberg played down aides' complaints about Ukraine policy.
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'There Was No Doubt:' 2 More Transcripts Are Out

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

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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 is highlighting...
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Impeachment Panel Transcripts Give Inside Look Into Ukraine Meetings at the White House

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From front-row seats at the White House, two government officials are providing impeachment panels vivid testimony of the Trump administration's efforts pushing Ukraine to investigate Democrats and Joe Biden.
According to transcripts released Friday in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, Fiona Hill, a former White House Russia adviser, and Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, an Army officer assigned to the National Security Council, both described firsthand views of extraordinary scenes during a single day of meetings with Ukraine officials at the White House.
In one, Trump's...
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White House Broke From 'Normal Process' Handling Trump-Ukraine Call, Witness Said

White House Broke From 'Normal Process' Handling Trump-Ukraine Call, Witness Said

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A top White House attorney placed records about President Trump's now-famous Ukraine call in a system few could access, Alexander Vindman testified. His is one of two transcripts released Friday.
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Trump ‘no doubt' gave Ukraine's president ‘demand' for Biden probe, had Mulvaney ‘coordinate' the effort: White House official

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Brooklyn-bred White House official Alexander Vindman told impeachment investigators there's “no doubt” President Trump gave Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelensky a quid pro quo “demand” for investigations into his Democratic rivals, according to a transcript of Vindman's sworn testimony released Friday. ...
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Hill and Vindman Testimony: Key Excerpts From Impeachment Inquiry Transcripts

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House investigators released the interview transcripts of Fiona Hill and Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman.
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Here are the biggest takeaways from Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman's blockbuster testimony against Trump

Here are the biggest takeaways from Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman's blockbuster testimony against Trump

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House Democrats released the transcript Friday of testimony from Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council.
Vindman is one of the most significant and damaging witnesses to testify so far in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump .
Vindman has direct knowledge of the phone call at the center of the impeachment probe, and he also confirmed that Trump engaged in a quid pro quo with Ukraine's president.
Scroll down to read the key takeaways from Vindman's blockbuster testimony.
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POLITICO Playbook PM: A chatty President Trump, and more transcripts

POLITICO Playbook PM: A chatty President Trump, and more transcripts

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YOUR AFTERNOON READING... TRANSCRIPTS from the depositions of Fiona Hill and Alexander Vindman. SEE PAGES 7 through 10 of the Hill testimony for a dustup between Rep. MATT GAETZ and House Intel Chairman ADAM SCHIFF. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP spoke to reporters on the South Lawn before leaving for Georgia this morning, hitting on everything from Ukraine to vaping. - ON ANOTHER ZELENSKY CALL: “So I had a second call with , which actually came before this one and now they all want that one. And if they want it, I'll give it to them.... I had a call. I'm sure it was fine. You know, I make a lot...
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What Fiona Hill told impeachment investigators

What Fiona Hill told impeachment investigators

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House impeachment investigators on Friday released the deposition transcript of Fiona Hill, a former National Security Council official whose testimony has been among the most damaging so far to President Donald Trump. Hill on Oct. 14 testified before lawmakers on how the Trump aide grew alarmed about the role Rudy Giuliani, the president's personal lawyer, and others were playing in Ukraine policy - especially their efforts to pressure the government in Kyiv to investigate Trump's political rivals. She said then-national security adviser John Bolton at one point instructed her to report...
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'It doesn't take a rocket scientist': What Alexander Vindman told House impeachment investigators

'It doesn't take a rocket scientist': What Alexander Vindman told House impeachment investigators

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Impeachment investigators on Wednesday released the much-anticipated deposition transcript of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, an Army officer and Ukraine specialist on the National Security Council staff. Vindman, a participant in the now-famous July 25 phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelensky, told lawmakers in his Oct. 28 testimony that he was troubled by what he saw as political considerations impinging on U.S. national security - and that he was told by a top White House lawyer to keep quiet about the call. “I did not think it was proper to demand that a...
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READ: Testimony Of Fiona Hill, Ex-White House Russia Policy Official

READ: Testimony Of Fiona Hill, Ex-White House Russia Policy Official

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Hill, a well-known specialist in Russia and its president, was said to have told House investigators that she objected to the Ukraine pressure plan - as did her then-boss, John Bolton.
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READ: Testimony Of Alexander Vindman, The White House's Ukraine Specialist

READ: Testimony Of Alexander Vindman, The White House's Ukraine Specialist

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Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman is a foreign affairs expert who serves on the national security council. He's been described as having told investigators he worried immediately about the Ukraine affair.
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