Report: Vindman Said Trump Personally Held Up Ukraine Aid

Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman told congressional investigators in his Tuesday testimony that he believed President Donald Trump personally blocked nearly $400 million in aid to Ukraine in lieu of a public announcement of an inquiry into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, according to news reports Wednesday.

Citing “two sources present at the deposition” before Democratic House members, CNN reported that Vindman also testified that he believed a quid pro quo was clear when U.S. and Ukrainian officials met at the White House on July 10.

Fifteen days later, President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy talked by telephone in a call that has formed the basis of the House impeachment investigation.

President Trump has repeatedly slammed the inquiry as a “witch hunt” and a “scam.”

According to CNN, Vindman said in his opening statement that July 10 was when U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland told Ukrainian officials that they would need to deliver “specific investigations in order to secure the meeting” with Trump.

But in a separate meeting of U.S. officials afterward, “Sondland emphasized the importance that Ukraine deliver the investigations into the 2016 election, the Bidens, and Burisma,” Vindman testified.

President Trump apparently holding up the nearly $400 million in Ukrainian aid, however, did not become clear until the following month, according to Vindman.

via newsmax


  1. If you are under the commander and chief ,and you act as a spy in the white House you should be
    rip of your Rank ,Retirement and put out of service with a Dishonorable discharge..

  2. These fool who betrayed Trump should face a firing squad! You were giving a job to do not break it for the former president who is a terrorist supporter! Not lie to cover two people adult children who were stealing from Ukraine people! You are a TRAITOR AS JOHN KERRY WAS!

  3. Headline: Vindman Said Trump Personally Held Up Ukraine Aid
    Vindman ctually said said ‘he believed’ Trump held up the aid.
    There is hellava lot in the 2 statements.
    More fake new BS.

  4. Did I read it right? Vindman said that he BELIEVES that Trump withheld from Ukraine? Here the problem with people like him. They say something that not true! He BELIEVES IS THAT HE DOES NOT KNOW! HE is lying because he does not KNOW!

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