READ: Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman's opening statement in impeachment hearing

READ: Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman's opening statement in impeachment hearing
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Lt. Col. Alexander VindmanAlexander VindmanPresident Trump's intelligence community security blanket Whistleblower's lawyer questions GOP senator's whistleblower protection caucus membership White House limits number of officials allowed to listen to Trump calls with foreign leaders: report MORE, a top White House expert on Ukraine, testified on Tuesday in the House impeachment inquiry into President TrumpDonald John TrumpMnuchin knocks Greta Thunberg's activism: Study economics and then 'come back' to us The Hill's Morning Report - House prosecutes Trump as 'lawless,' 'corrupt' What to watch for on Day 3 of Senate impeachment trial MORE.

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Vindman described attacks on him and other witnesses as “reprehensible” and “cowardly.”

He also recognized career officials for their courage in coming forward to raise concerns about the administration’s policies toward Ukraine.

Read his opening statement below.

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