During the Ukraine Case hearing, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) cornered U.S. Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman in the interrogation as he confronted him with his bosses’ fears regarding his statements.
Jordan told the witness, on Nov. 19, that his superiors suspected he would be leaking information by recounting a July phone call between President Donald Trump and the president of Ukraine.
“You spoke to your brother, to the lawyers, to Secretary Kent, to the person Adam Schiff did not identify, despite the lawyer’s instructions that you should not speak to anyone,” Jordan said.
He also reproached Vindman for interpreting that he should not tell his boss, Tim Morrison, about the facts and instead told an individual [the whistleblower].
To these words Vindman only replied weakly that this was not how he acted, to which Jordan reminded him that he was referring to the transcripts of what Vindman said.
Morrison said of Vindman’s statement: “I had concerns about Lieutenant Colonel Vindman’s judgment. … Among the discussions I had with Dr. [Fiona] Hill in the transition was our team, my team, its strengths and its weaknesses. And Fiona and others had raised concerns about Alex’s judgment.”
Tim Morrison was the principal U.S. presidential adviser on Russia and Europe on the White House National Security Council.
Morrison also did not provide any evidence against President Trump.
The so-called Ukraine Case is the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry into whether President Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden, one of his political rivals.
Until now, public hearings have been considered to be surrounded by an atmosphere of “boredom” and “farce,” according to the White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham and Rush Limbaugh of the “Fox & Friends” program. On the other hand, President Trump has not been proven guilty of any wrongdoing.