Nov 19, 2019

Vindman and Williams testify that Biden-Ukraine allegations lack credible evidence

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams testified during Tuesday's impeachment hearing that the allegations claiming that the Biden family engaged in improper business dealings in Ukraine lack credible evidence.

The big picture: The allegations against the Bidens form a key concern for the impeachment inquiry regarding President Trump's July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Vindman and Williams, who both listened to the call, testified that they were concerned by the fact that Trump mentioned the allegations.

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Read Alexander Vindman's opening statement in the impeachment hearing

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman is testifying Tuesday in the House's impeachment inquiry.

Why it matters: Vindman is one of the first witnesses to testify publicly who directly listened in to President Trump's July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, which he will tell the House Intelligence Committee he found "improper."

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Highlights from Alexander Vindman's and Jennifer Williams' impeachment testimonies

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Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the National Security Council's top Ukraine expert, and Jennifer Williams, an aide to Vice President Pence, testified Tuesday morning as the House kicked off its second week of impeachment hearings.

Why it matters: The hearing was the first time the public heard directly from witnesses who listened to the July 25 call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that lies at the heart of the impeachment inquiry.

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Read Jennifer Williams' opening statement in the impeachment hearing

Jennifer Williams is testifying Tuesday in the House's impeachment inquiry.

Why it matters: Williams, an aide to Vice President Pence on Europe and Russia, is one of the first witnesses to testify publicly who directly listened in on President Trump's July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

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