President of the Donald Trumps much-discussed telephone conversation with his Ukrainian colleague Volodymyr Zelenskij, was inappropriate.
It says lieutenant-colonel Alexander Vindman, which is the top Ukraine-expert in the USA's national security council, and as of Tuesday has taken a seat in the witness box in Congress.
Here continues the public rigsretshøringer Tuesday.
- It is inappropriate for the president of the UNITED states to require a foreign government investigates a u.s. citizen and political opponent, says Vindman in his introductory remarks.
the President's request could serve to undermine the u.s. Ukraine policy, adding Vindman.
In the previous tests, which took place behind closed doors, have Vindman said that there 'was no doubt' that Trump asked president of Ukraine to find information about Joe Biden.
Democrat Adam Schiff, who as chairman of the permanent select committee on intelligence looking the hearings, criticizing Trump to have 'put its own political interests over the nation's'.
- He undermined our military, and diplomatic support for an important ally, and undermined the UNITED states'efforts against corruption in Ukraine, says Schiff.
Also Jennifer Williams, who is adviser to the vice president Mike Pence, denote the call between Trump and Zelenskij as 'unusual', because the two presidents came in on what sounded to be 'domestic political affairs.
Williams was one of the persons, who listened with the disputed phone call, which took place 25. July.
Both she and Vindman is among the witnesses, as Trump has criticized publicly and naming and shaming.
lieutenant Colonel Vindman adds in his prepared statements, that's immature and cowardly' attack on the witnesses is 'reprehensible', but without mentioning the president by name.
the Core of the rigsretshøringerne is whether Trump abused his power, when he asked Zelenskij investigate democrat Joe biden's son.
It came to pass, while at the same time The White House withheld military assistance to Ukraine for just under $ 400 million.
Biden is one of the democratic politicians, which may end up being Trumps opponent in the presidential election in 2020.