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White House lawyer instructed Vindman to never discuss Trump’s ‘perfect’ Ukraine call: report

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Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman told congressional investigators this week that White House attorney John Eisenberg instructed him not to discuss the contents of President Donald Trump’s purportedly “perfect” call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Politico reports that Vindman claims that Eisenberg told him to not tell anyone about the president’s call with Zelensky four days after he informed Eisenberg of his concerns about Trump pressuring his Ukrainian counterpart to launch an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden.

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Vindman told investigators that this made him suspicious of Eisenberg’s decision to place records of the call in the National Security Council’s top-secret server system that is normally reserved for highly classified intelligence secrets.

Vindman said that this request also disturbed him because it would directly interfere with his ability to do his job of coordinating Ukraine policy across multiple government agencies.

Vindman this week offered damning testimony claiming that the Trump White House had omitted key portions of Trump’s call with Zelensky from its official readout that it eventually released to the public. Trump has claimed that the readout shows his call with the Ukrainian president was “perfect” despite the fact that he repeatedly pressed to have the Ukrainian government investigate prospective 2020 rival Joe Biden.


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‘Unprecedented and inappropriate’: Former IG slams Bill Barr’s investigator for attack on FBI

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From the outset, Attorney General William Barr attacked the findings of Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz debunking GOP conspiracy theories about the FBI "spying" on President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign. But he was also joined by U.S. Attorney John Durham, a longtime career official in the Justice Department whom Barr had tapped to run a parallel investigation — even though Durham, according to recent reports, cannot find criminal misconduct to charge.

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WATCH LIVE: Democrats to unveil historic articles of impeachment against Donald Trump

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On Tuesday morning members of the Democratic-led House of Representatives will release the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

According to the Associated Press, "House Democrats are poised to unveil two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — with an announcement expected early Tuesday. Democratic leaders are pushing ahead with formal charges saying the president put U.S. elections and national security at risk by asking Ukraine to investigate his rivals, including Joe Biden, while withholding military aid for an ally trying to counter hostile Russia neighbors. They warn Trump could do it again if left unchecked.

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Giuliani’s new 20-year-old spokeswoman has a shady resume and links to Ukraine henchmen

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President Donald Trump's allies are still trying to figure out why Rudy Giuliani hired a 20-year-old Instagram personality as his director of communications.

The president's personal attorney travels everywhere, including Ukraine, with Christianné Allen, a former teenage Trump campaign volunteer who has served since September as his media strategist and technology consultant, reported Politico.

“Nobody can figure out who the eff she is or how she got in there,” a friend of Giuliani told the website's Daniel Lippman.

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