, 8 tweets, 2 min read
"I did not think it was proper to demand that a foreign government investigate a U.S. citizen, and I was worried about the implications" --

Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman of the Army & the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council

nytimes.com/2019/10/28/us/…
“I stated to Ambassador Sondland that his statements were inappropriate" & the “request to investigate Biden & his son had nothing to do w national security, and that such investigations were not something the N.S.C. was going to get involved in or push"

-- Lt. Col. Vindman
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman twice raised concerns with superiors over inappropriate pressure on Ukraine by Trump & his inner circle ... especially Sondland

Vindman was also on the Trump / Zelensky phone call

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More from Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the top Ukraine expert on the NSC who listened in on the July 25 call with Zelensky

Pence's office was also on the call.

Vindman immediately took his concerns to superiors

He was concerned and didn't think Trump's conversation was proper
Vindman will also testify that he watched with alarm as “outside influencers” (Trump's Giuliani thugs)
began pushing a “false narrative” about Ukraine that was counter to the consensus view of American national security officials, and harmful to United States interests.
The colonel is a Ukrainian-American immigrant who received a Purple Heart after being wounded in Iraq by a roadside bomb

“I am a patriot,” Colonel Vindman plans to tell the investigators, “it is my sacred duty and honor to advance and defend our country irrespective of party
He is to be interviewed privately tomorrow by the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight and Reform Committees, in defiance of the continued obstruction from Trump, the White House & State Department
Some of the quotes in my tweets are from this article

Army Officer on White House Staff Reported Concerns on Trump’s Ukraine Dealings aka extortion

a.msn.com/01/en-us/AAJuZ…
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