US Army prepared to move Vindman to secure location: report

The U.S. Army is ready to move Lt. Col. Alexander VindmanAlexander VindmanVindman describes 'campaign of bullying, intimidation and retaliation' by Trump, allies in op-ed Vindman marks 1 year since call that led to Trump's impeachment White House officials alleged Vindman created hostile work environment after impeachment testimony: report MORE and his family to a secure location on a military base if they are found to be in danger due to his testimony in the House impeachment inquiry into President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew Bob Woodward book will include details of 25 personal letters between Trump and Kim Jong Un On The Money: Pelosi, Mnuchin talk but make no progress on ending stalemate | Trump grabs 'third rail' of politics with payroll tax pause | Trump uses racist tropes to pitch fair housing repeal to 'suburban housewife' Biden commemorates anniversary of Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' rally: 'We are in a battle for the soul of our nation' MORE, U.S. officials told The Wall Street Journal.

Vindman reportedly requested a security assessment to analyze his and his family’s physical and online security, which was completed in recent weeks, according to the Journal. 

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The Journal reported that Army security officials have been tracking Vindman and his family at all times to ensure there are not imminent threats against them.

“The Army will make sure he’s safe, and the Army is actively supporting any safety needs as deemed necessary,” an official told the Journal. “It’s hard that he has been catapulted into the public eye. He served his country honorably for 20 years, and you can imagine this is a tough situation for him and his family.”

Army spokeswoman Col. Kathy Turner said the Army is "providing supportive assistance" for Vindman.

"As a matter of practice, the Army would neither confirm nor deny any safety or security measures taken on behalf of an individual; however, as we would with any Soldier, the Army will work with civilian authorities to ensure that he and his family are properly protected," she said in an email statement.

Vindman, the top Ukraine expert on the White House National Security Council, is testifying before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday as part of the impeachment inquiry. 

He testified behind closed doors to House impeachment investigators in October. During that testimony, he expressed his alarm after saying he heard firsthand Trump ask the Ukrainian president to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenRon Johnson signals some GOP senators concerned about his Obama-era probes On The Money: Pelosi, Mnuchin talk but make no progress on ending stalemate | Trump grabs 'third rail' of politics with payroll tax pause | Trump uses racist tropes to pitch fair housing repeal to 'suburban housewife' Biden commemorates anniversary of Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' rally: 'We are in a battle for the soul of our nation' MORE during the July 25 call that sparked the impeachment inquiry in the House.

He testified that he believed that Trump demanded a quid pro quo after the Ukrainian president was told he would need to announce an investigation in order to secure a White House meeting with Trump.

He is one of four witnesses slated to testify on Tuesday.