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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The testimony from NSC Ukraine expert Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who testified about the July 24 phone call between President Trump & Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky with the president trying to get Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden introduced; Vindman opening statement quoted. [Senator Mitch McCONNELL - says he won't question their patriotism.] [Representative Mark AMODEI@- bickers with reporter Manu Raju about questions vs. conclusions.] Trump tweet about the "Never Trumper" witness quoted. The criticism of Vindman from Trump supporters with former Justice Department official John Yoo% raising the espionage issue outlined.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Representative Eric Swalwell about The Vindman testimony. [SWALWELL - offers views on what Vindman said about the phone call transcript, what he said in his opening statement about hearing what diplomat Gordon Sondland said that was a quid pro quo with Ukraine, how Republicans tried to get the name of the whistleblower, who will be protected since he/she is a security risk & needs to remain anonymous, the issue of death threats against the whistleblower.] Other material: [Live, Representative Adam SCHIFF@- speaks about the Vindman testimony, how appealing were the attacks on him on Fox about his Ukrainian origin, how the president would like to punish the whistleblower.] [SWALWELL - continues his views on the issue of witnesses talking to each other, on witnesses & what they have said.]
- Cooper, Anderson
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