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Democrats Get Big Win As Judge Grants Rush Judgement On Don McGahn Testimony

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House Democrats got a big win on Tuesday evening as a judge granted a rush judgment on the question of whether Don McGahn will have to testify in the impeachment hearings.
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A Purple Heart, Combat Badge and Ranger Tab: Vindman Sends a Message

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“The uniform I wear today is that of the United States Army,” Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman told the impeachment inquiry. “We do not serve any particular political party; we serve the nation.”
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White House expert tells impeachment hearing that Trump made improper demand of Ukraine

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A White House official told impeachment investigators on Tuesday that President Donald Trump's request that Ukraine investigate a political rival was an improper demand as he fended off Republican efforts to cast doubt on his competence and loyalty to the United States.
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Read Tim Morrison's Prepared Opening Statement From the Impeachment Hearing

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A former top National Security Council official appeared in front of the House Intelligence Committee on the third day of public impeachment hearings.
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What We Learned Today From Impeachment Inquiry Hearings

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Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman and Jennifer Williams testified Tuesday morning in front of the House Intelligence Committee.
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Partisan Lawyers Seize Leading Roles in Impeachment Hearings

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Staff lawyers for the Republicans and Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee are asking many of the questions as witnesses testify publicly.
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The Latest: Witness recalls being told to ‘tell the lawyers'

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WASHINGTON - The Latest on the public impeachment hearings into President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine :
5:20 p.m.
A former White House national security official says his boss told him to “tell the lawyers” about two worrisome conversations in which a diplomat told him about blocking military aid to Ukraine.
Tim Morrison testified at Tuesday's House impeachment hearing about two September exchanges with Gordon Sondland.
Sondland is an envoy overseeing European Union policy who was also helping shape U.S. policy toward Ukraine.
Morrison says Sondland said he'd told a Ukrainian...
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Republicans Belittle Lt. Col. Vindman's Military Rank, Uniform In Impeachment Hearing

Republicans Belittle Lt. Col. Vindman's Military Rank, Uniform In Impeachment Hearing

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Ranking member Devin Nunes kicked things off by ignoring Alexander Vindman's rank of lieutenant colonel, and other Republicans piled on.
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Vindman's military uniform becomes flashpoint at Trump impeachment hearing

Vindman's military uniform becomes flashpoint at Trump impeachment hearing

23 days ago   |   By

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman's military service was front and center at Tuesday's impeachment hearing, with Democratic members of Congress trumpeting their witness' patriotism and Republican lawmakers praising his heroic acts on the battlefield. But the more ornamental markers of Vindman's distinguished career in the armed forces, from his official rank to his decision to wear his military garb, also featured prominently in the National Security Council staffer's testimony - occasionally becoming political lighting rods in a contentious televised session. Addressing the House Intelligence...
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White House unleashes attacks on its own employee during impeachment testimony

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The attacks were an attempt to undercut a key witness who reported concerns about Trump's dealings with Ukraine.
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Tuesday's First Impeachment Hearing Builds The Case For A Quid Pro Quo

Tuesday's First Impeachment Hearing Builds The Case For A Quid Pro Quo

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Lt. Col Alexander Vindman and State Department official Jennifer Williams testified about their concerns with President Trump's call with Ukrainian President Zelensky.
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White House Attacks Its Ukraine Expert as He Says Trump Call Was ‘Inappropriate'

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As Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman, the top White House Ukraine expert, testified that President Trump's call with the Ukrainian president was “inappropriate,” Mr. Trump's team attacked him.
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Former White House aide felt no pressure to resign over impeachment

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Former senior White House aide Timothy Morrison said on Tuesday he resigned from the National Security Council of his own volition and felt no pressure to resign, and he did not fear retaliation for his testimony in the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives impeachment inquiry.
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Trump call with Zelenskyy was 'improper', 'unusual': WH aides

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Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams testify in public hearings as Trump impeachment inquiry intensifies.
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The Army is prepared to move Lt. Col. Vindman and his family to a safe location if necessary

The Army is prepared to move Lt. Col. Vindman and his family to a safe location if necessary

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The US Army will move Lt. Col Alexander Vindman and his family to a secure location if necessary.
Vindman is a key figure in the escalating impeachment inquiry and has faced repeated attacks from President Donald Trump and his GOP allies.
"As we would with any Soldier, the Army will work with civilian authorities to ensure that he and his family are properly protected," an Army spokeswoman told Insider.
But the spokeswoman said that "as a matter of practice" she could not confirm or deny if any measures have already been taken.
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White House attacks Lt. Col. Vindman as he testifies against Trump

White House attacks Lt. Col. Vindman as he testifies against Trump

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The White House used its official Twitter account on Tuesday to criticize the judgment of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the National Security Council official and decorated Army veteran, as he publicly testified about his dismay at President Donald Trump's July phone call with Ukraine. The slam came after Trump was previously accused of witness intimidation for his Twitter attacks on other witnesses in the House impeachment probe: Marie Yovanovitch, the ousted Ukraine ambassador, and Jennifer Williams, a foreign policy adviser to Vice President Mike Pence. Vindman appeared Tuesday before the...
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Trump isn't the only one to blame for the politicization of national security

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Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman reiterated before Congress on Tuesday that he found President Trump's phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky troubling - not just because the president seemed to have requested a Ukrainian investigation into his political rival, but because the nature of Trump's request threatened bipartisan support for strong U.S.-Ukraine relations.
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Trump Is Using Taxpayer Money To Smear Lt. Col. Vindman

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Trump has hijacked the official White House Twitter account and is using the taxpayer-funded tool to smear Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman.
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White House attacks Lt. Col. Vindman while he testifies in Trump impeachment hearing

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The official White House taxpayer-funded Twitter account posted a quote from Vindman's former supervisor, who said he had "concerns" about Vindman's "judgement."
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Republicans Slam Abrupt End to Impeachment Hearing

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Mitch McConnell Says There's ‘No Chance' Trump Will Be Removed From Office

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Federal Court Rules American Samoans Are U.S. Citizens Under The Constitution

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