Alexander Vindman is an American officer born in Kiev and advisor to the White House. He is above all a key witness in the impeachment investigation against Donald Trump. It was he who had alerted his superiors after hearing the president ask Ukraine to investigate one of his rivals.
During the call, the US president asked his interlocutor to investigate Joe Biden, well placed to face it in the presidential election of 2020.
The hearing before members of Congress was not easy for the lieutenant-colonel because the elected Republicans have mistreated him several times, questioning his loyalty to the president and the United States. But he did not go out of his way. So when Devin Nunez calls him "Mr. Vindman", he immediately corrects him: "It's Lieutenant-Colonel Vindman please".
Later, he is questioned by Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney, who asks him if he is aware of attacking "the most powerful man in the world" and what drives him to want to testify against him. "Because it's America," says Vindman. "It is the country I have served and defended, that all my brothers have served, and here the law counts."
A statement that sparked applause from part of Congress.
This Wednesday, November 20 will take place the long-awaited hearing of a close friend of Donald Trump who could deliver decisive elements for the investigation.
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