These Are the 8 Witnesses Set to Testify at This Week’s Impeachment Hearings

The Daily Signal | 11/18/2019 | Staff
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The second week of House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry is moving out of the “heard it from a friend” stage to focus on witnesses who actually listened in on the phone call between President Donald Trump and the president of Ukraine, or who talked directly with Trump about administration policy toward the former Soviet republic.

Here’s a look at the eight individuals scheduled to testify publicly this week before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

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Jennifer Williams, who is Vice President Mike Pence’s special adviser on Europe and Russia, is slated to testify Tuesday. A foreign service officer from the State Department, Williams was detailed to Pence’s staff.

Williams also was among those who listened in on the July 25 call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

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In that conversation, the two leaders talked about Trump’s interest in Ukraine investigating former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden’s highly paid role on the board of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma.

Williams previously testified behind closed doors to the House intelligence panel, where, according to the transcript, she said that bringing up the Bidens “struck me as unusual and inappropriate.”

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Trump called Williams a “Never Trumper” in a tweet Sunday.

“Tell Jennifer Williams, whoever that is, to read BOTH transcripts of the presidential calls, & see the just released statement from Ukraine,” Trump tweeted. “Then she should meet with the other Never Trumpers, who I don’t know & mostly never even heard of, & work out a better presidential attack!”

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Also scheduled to testify Tuesday is Alexander Vindman, director of European affairs at the National Security Council. He too listened in on the call.

The Ukrainian-born Vindman is an Army lieutenant colonel who received a Purple Heart after he was wounded by a roadside bomb in Iraq. He told House members in closed-door...
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