Axar.az
UP
7 December 2019


White House: Trump's Ukraine call is 'improper'

Home page World
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

A top White House official with the National Security Council told lawmakers Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump's July 25 telephone call with his Ukrainian counterpart was "improper" and "inappropriate."

Axar.az reports citing Trukish media.

"It is improper for the president of the United States to demand a foreign government investigate a U.S. citizen and political opponent," Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the National Security Council's director of European affairs, told the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee.

During the call Trump repeatedly pressed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to open a corruption probe into Democratic front-runner Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, asking for a "favor."

Vindman was testifying alongside Jennifer Williams, a career State Department official who is Vice President Mike Pence's top Russia adviser.

Their testimony comes as the House opened its second week of public testimony, hearing for the first time in open session from individuals with first-hand knowledge of the conversation which has been at the heart of the ongoing impeachment probe.

Vindman said he was among the White House staffers in the Situation Room who listened in on the "inappropriate" call.

Date
2019.11.20 / 09:11
Author
Axar.az
Comments
See also

Putin, Netanyahu discuss cooperation on Syrian settlement

Bloomberg denies trying to buy White House election

EU Council: Bosnia's migrant camps conditions alarming

Greta Thunberg mobbed at UN climate talks

Chancellor says past Nazi crimes part of German identity

Duterte names his potential successors

Israel successfully tests new rocket system

US war on Julian Assange ‘one more step’

China imposes mirror restrictions on US diplomats

Statistics on rape in India

Latest
 
Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla
ArxivBağla