Vindman testified he believed Trump demanded quid pro quo for Ukrainian aid: report | TheHill
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman testified Tuesday that he believed President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump congratulates Washington Nationals on World Series win Trump hints that dog injured in al-Baghdadi raid will visit White House Vindman says White House lawyer moved Ukraine call to classified server: report MORE blocked military aid to Ukraine in an attempt to force Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to publicly announce an investigation into former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenPompeo says Trump-Zelensky call was 'consistent' with administration policy Alyssa Milano to co-host Biden fundraiser next month House panel advances resolution outlining impeachment inquiry MORE’s family, according to CNN.
Vindman said he believed there was a quid pro quo in place by July 10 after a meeting between American and Ukrainian officials. During the meeting, Vindman said Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland told Ukrainian officials they needed to ensure “specific investigations in order to secure the meeting” with Trump.
Vindman said he was not convinced the president was personally holding up the $400 million in U.S. military aid until the next month, when then-national security adviser John BoltonJohn BoltonHouse panel advances resolution outlining impeachment inquiry Democrats raise stakes with impeachment vote The Memo: After Vindman, GOP anxiety deepens MORE asked him to prepare a decision memo recommending to Trump that he release the funds.