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Alexander Vindman: US Army officer
Alexander Semyon Vindman is a United States Army lieutenant colonel who was the Director for European Affairs for the United States National Security Council (NSC) until he was reassigned on February 7, 2020. Vindman came to national attention in October 2019 when he testified before the United States Congress regarding the Trump–Ukraine scandal.

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Sen. Duckworth says she will block over 1,100 military promotions until Pentagon protects impeachment witness Vindman

"It is about protecting a merit-based system from political corruption and unlawful retaliation," Sen. Tammy Duckworth said.
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Promotion in Jeopardy for Army Officer Who Challenged Trump on Ukraine

Military officials fear the White House may retaliate against Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman for his testimony in the House impeachment inquiry.
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Army Secretary: No investigation into Vindman, Army aide and impeachment witness fired by Trump

Vindman, an impeachment witness fired from the White House by Trump, will have interim assignment before enrolling at a senior service war college.
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No investigations of ousted White House aide Vindman: U.S. Army secretary

U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said on Friday there were no investigations into Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, the former National Security Council aide who testified in President Donald..
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Ex-Trump Chief of Staff John Kelly defends Alexander Vindman and the media

"The media, in my view, and I feel very strongly about this, is not the enemy of the people," said retired Gen. John Kelly. "We need a free media."
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Trump’s War Against ‘the Deep State’ Enters a New Stage

The suggestion that Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman should now face punishment by the Pentagon was one sign of how determined the president is to even the scales after his impeachment.
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'OUT': Trump says he was right to remove 'insubordinate' NSC aide

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday defended the ouster of impeachment witness Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman from the White House National Security Council, calling him "insubordinate" and..
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Nancy Pelosi: Trump impeachment witness Vindman's 'shameful' firing a 'brazen act of retaliation'

Nancy Pelosi weighed in on Trump's removal of impeachment witness Alexander Vindman, which she called a "shameless loss for American security."
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In tweets, Trump defends ouster of 'insubordinate' NSC aide Vindman

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday defended the ouster of impeachment witness Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman from the White House National Security Council, calling him "insubordinate" and..
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Two days after his acquittal, Trump ousts two star impeachment witnesses

President Donald Trump's administration on Friday ousted the two witnesses who provided the most damaging testimony during his impeachment investigation: Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman and..
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Trump ousts two officials who testified against him in impeachment

Two days after President Donald Trump's impeachment acquittal, his administration on Friday ousted two officials - Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman and U.S. Ambassador to the European Union..
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Trump Fires Gordon Sondland Hours After Dismissing Impeachment Witness Alexander Vindman

Emboldened by his victory and determined to strike back, the president fired Mr. Sondland, the ambassador to the European Union, after the White House earlier on Friday dismissed Colonel Vindman.
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Trump says 'not happy' with Vindman, confirms he might be removed from White House job

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a White House expert on Ukraine, testified that Trump wanted Kyiv to investigate his political rival, Joe Biden.
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Who is Alexander Vindman, key witness to Trump impeachment who may be removed from White House job?

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman is director of European Affairs at the National Security Council. He started his post at the Trump White House in 2018.
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Impeachment Witness Alexander Vindman Will Be Transferred From the White House

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, whose testimony in the House inquiry infuriated President Trump and his allies, will be reassigned within the military, officials said.
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Vindman expected to be forced out of WH job; Report: childhood inactivity on the rise
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Will Vindman be forced from his job after his impeachment testimony?

Some of the Trump administration officials who testified at the impeachment hearings have now gone back to work, including Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman. Paula Reid has details on how the White..
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Vindman’s Lawyer Asks Fox News to Retract Espionage Allegation

A guest on the ‘Ingraham Angle,’ a Fox show, suggested that Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman, a key figure in the impeachment hearings, was guilty of spying.
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Morrison discusses concerns about Vindman's judgment

Republican counsel Steve Castor asked Tim Morrison -- the outgoing senior director of European and Russian affairs at the National Security Council -- about concerns within the NSC about Alexander..
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Vindman and Williams impeachment hearing — key moments in 4 minutes

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a National Security Council expert on Ukraine, and Jennifer Williams, an aide to Vice President Pence, testified Tuesday in the Trump impeachment inquiry.
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An officer and an impeachment witness, he draws ire of Trump allies

Inside the hearing room, U.S. Republican lawmakers repeatedly thanked Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman for his military service on Tuesday before challenging his testimony about President..
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7 key moments from Vindman and Williams' public impeachment hearing

Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams testified in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump
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A Purple Heart, Combat Badge and Ranger Tab: Vindman Sends a Message

“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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What We Learned Today From Impeachment Inquiry Hearings

Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman and Jennifer Williams testified Tuesday morning in front of the House Intelligence Committee.
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White House Attacks Its Ukraine Expert as He Says Trump Call Was ‘Inappropriate’

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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Day 3, Part 7: Committee members' five-minute rounds of questioning Vindman and Williams

The third day of public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry included five-minute rounds of questioning by Intelligence Committee members, which they could yield to colleagues. Watch this portion..
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'I never heard of him': Donald Trump says he doesn't know Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman

President Donald Trump says he doesn't know the National Security Council aide who listened to his July 25 call with Ukraine President Zelensky.
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Vindman on July 25 call: "I couldn't believe what I was hearing"

Representative Sean Maloney highlighted Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman's service to the country, as well as the fact that Vindman and White House aide Jennifer Williams were firsthand witnesses who..
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Day 3, Part 8: Devin Nunes' and Adam Schiff's closing remarks

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and ranking Republican Devin Nunes made closing remarks Tuesday following the testimony of Jennifer Williams and Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who..
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Stewart asks Vindman if he always insists civilians call him by his rank

Republican Representative Chris Stewart asked Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman Tuesday about a moment earlier in the hearing in which he reminded Devin Nunes to call him "lieutenant colonel" rather than..
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Army assessing impeachment witness Vindman's security: U.S. official

The U.S. Army will take measures to protect Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman and his family if needed, perhaps by moving them to a military base, after the key witness in the Democrat-led..
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Williams and Vindman say they don't consider themselves "never-Trumpers"

During the public impeachment inquiry hearing Tuesday, Democratic Representative Jim Himes asked White House aide Jennifer Williams if she considers herself a "never-Trumper." She said she would not..
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Day 3, Part 6: Devin Nunes and Steve Castor question Jennifer Williams and Alexander Vindman

California Congressman Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, and Steve Castor, senior investigative counsel for Republicans on the panel, questioned Jennifer Williams and..
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Vindman explains why he was awarded the Purple Heart

Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman was asked on Tuesday by Congressman Jim Himes why he was wearing a Purple Heart. He described how, in 2014, his vehicle in Iraq was hit by an IED and he was injured. "I,..
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Schiff interrupts Nunes' questioning to make sure there is "no effort to out the whistleblower"

Congressman Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, asked Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman on Tuesday to identify intelligence community officials with whom he discussed..
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Vindman says Ukrainian officials offered him defense minister position

Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman said Tuesday during a public impeachment hearing that a Ukrainian official offered him the position of defense minister three times. He said he dismissed the offers and..
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Vindman stresses his 'American story' in testimony

Vindman stresses his 'American story' in testimony  
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Lt. Col. Vindman responds to Nunes addressing him as "Mr. Vindman" in exchange about whistleblower

During a discussion about the whistleblower at Tuesday's hearing, California Congressman Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, called Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman "Mr...
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​Vindman discusses handling of July 25 call summary

Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the top expert on Ukraine on the National Security Council, discussed on Tuesday how the summary of the July 25 called between President Trump and Ukraine's President..
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Alexander Vindman says he reported concerns "out of a sense of duty"

Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who is the top expert on Ukraine on the National Security Council, said what he heard on the July 25 call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr..
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Vindman: Sondland said Ukranians would need "deliverable" to get White House meeting

Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the top expert on Ukraine on the National Security Council, said U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland said the Ukrainians would have to provide a "deliverable" in..
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Day 3, Part 4: Alexander Vindman's opening statement

Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who is an expert on Ukraine on the National Security Council, said in his opening statement Tuesday in the third day of public impeachment hearings he found the July 25..
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Read Alexander Vindman’s Prepared Opening Statement From the Impeachment Hearing

The top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council, appeared in front of the House Intelligence Committee during the third day of public impeachment hearings.
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Impeachment Hearing Updates: Vindman, Williams and Others Head to Capitol Hill

President Trump says his call with Ukraine’s leader was “perfect,” but top White House officials are expected to disagree as Democrats continue to build their case for removing Mr. Trump from..
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Who Is Alexander Vindman? White House Aide Reported Ukraine Concerns

The decorated combat veteran and top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council will be the first active-duty military officer to take part in the public impeachment hearings.
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Watch live: House kicks off second week of impeachment hearings

Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams are slated to testify Tuesday morning as the second week of impeachment hearings gets underway
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Impeachment hearing: Aide who raised concerns about Trump's Ukraine call to testify

Alexander Vindman, a National Security Council expert on Ukraine, testifies Tuesday about his concerns with President Trump's call with Ukraine.
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Vindman, Williams and More: What to Expect From the Impeachment Inquiry Hearings Today


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Impeachment Week 9: Alexander Vindman and Gordon Sondland headline three days of public hearings

Expected to testify publicly this week: U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and the NSC's Fiona Hill.
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