The acting chairwoman of the House Oversight Committee called testimony Tuesday by an Army officer who monitored President Donald Trump’s call with the head of Ukraine ‘extremely disturbing.’ Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who serves on the White House National Security Counsel, spoke for several hours Tuesday morning, after Trump blasted him as a ‘never Trumper’ and key administration allies questioned the wounded Iraq War veteran whether his first loyalty was to the United States. During a break in Vindman’s deposition, Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York, the acting chair of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, called Vindman’s testimony ‘extremely, extremely, extremely disturbing,’ NBC News reported. During the closed-door questioning by lawmakers in a secure room used by the House Intelligence Committee, Republicans and Democrats clashed. Democrats, led by panel chair Rep. Adam Schiff, accused Republicans of trying to use the interview to out the whistle-blower who first brought forward claims of an alleged effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate the Bidens, using military aid and a White House meeting as leverage. ‘It’s very hard to out somebody that you don’t know who they are,’ Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), a Trump ally, told DailyMail.com, denying the charge. ‘In general, you want… Read full this story
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