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 VindmanImpeachment sets up Ukrainian Americans for 2020 political role Director of National Intelligence Maguire should stand for the whistleblower Adam Schiff's star rises with impeachment hearings MORE, a top White House expert on Ukraine, testified on Tuesday in the House impeachment inquiry into President TrumpDonald John TrumpLawmakers prep ahead of impeachment hearing Democrats gear up for high-stakes Judiciary hearing Warren says she made almost M from legal work over past three decades 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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