Vindman lodged an alert after hearing Trump make his now infamous phone call to new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in July past year, demanding a probe into Democratic presidential opponent Joe Biden.
"Well, that's what they've done over the years", Trump said. During that call, Trump allegedly asked Zelenskiy to open an investigation into the Ukraine-based business dealings of both former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, in exchange for approximately $400 million in security aid. "LTC Vindman told the truth under oath".
National security adviser Robert O'Brien said retaliation was not the impetus for Vindman's removal, during remarks to the Atlantic Council Tuesday.
Answering a claim by some of Trump's supporters - and Trump himself - that the measure sends a signal of weakness to Iran and other potential adversaries, Kaine said the opposite was true. "The only one that ran was this one", he said, referring to Vindman.
Trump also offered new insights into his feelings about being impeached, saying it made him think about the "dark" days when Richard Nixon resigned over the Watergate scandal before his own likely impeachment. "First of all, he reported a false call that wasn't what was said on the call...what was said on the call was totally appropriate and I call it a ideal call". "And Fiona and others had raised concerns about Alex's judgment".
"The only one, this guy ran and said he didn't like the call", Trump said, referring to Vindman.
Singapore bank DBS evacuates 300 staff after coronavirus
People enter Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3 where DBS headquarters is situated in Singapore on February 12, 2020. The total number of coronavirus cases in Singapore is now at 47 as of Tuesday's update from the Ministry of Health.
Putin backs ban on handing over Russian territory
Putin responded that even though the nuclear weapons play a key role now, future weapons could overtake them as a top deterrent. Russian opposition members condemned the reform as a "constitutional coup" and called for a rally against it on 29 February.
"I think generally the president is happy if he's got some of his aides with him when he's making those calls". "He went and told his boss what he just heard".
Trump has promised a veto and there is not expected to be enough support in the Senate to muster the two-thirds majority to override it. Republicans in the chamber hold 53 of the 100 seats and rarely vote against the president.
Census: "With the start of the 2020 census just a month away for most U.S. residents, the U.S. Census Bureau is behind in recruiting workers and establishing partnerships with civic groups, and it is at risk of missing some informational technology testing goals, according to a report released Wednesday".
That's according to four White House officials and Republicans close to the West Wing who were not authorized to speak publicly about private conversations.
"It's really a privilege to work in the White House. 'This is not normal and it is not right, and it is risky territory for the rule of law, '" he said citing a Washington Post editorial from former federal prosecutor Chuck Rosenberg.
The resignations raise questions over whether Trump had at least indirectly exerted his will on a Justice Department he often views as an arm of the White House. "First of all, that's very insubordinate".
Manchin, a conservative Democrat, has been known to cross party lines.
Vindman was scheduled to leave the council over the summer, so the ousting effectively ended his detail to the council early.
World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made the announcement speaking to journalists in Geneva . The announcement came during the World Health Organization daily media briefing on the current COVID-19 epidemic.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 19.5 points and 6.1 rebounds while Dennis Schroder is averaging 19.2 points and 4.1 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 115.7 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 117.2 points on 46.5 percent shooting.
Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 103 goals on 1,283 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has allowed 41 goals on 470 shots. Nikita Kucherov tallied four points in the two wins against the Las Vegas Golden Knights and Pittsburgh Penguins .
He spent 2005-08 with the Browns - the first three as defensive backs coach and the fourth as defensive coordinator. Tucker, 48, has one season of college football head coaching experience, a 5-7 campaign at Colorado last season.
Earlier in the week, the band posted a silent video teasing what appears to be the record's title, The New Abnormal . The Strokes also revealed during the event, which was attended by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Sunflower Bean, Dr.
James and Antetokounmpo each chose their squads from available starters and reserves voted and selected to the All-Star contest. Team LeBron , which will wear No.2 to honor Gianna Bryant , will face Team Giannis , which will No.24 to honor Kobe Bryant .
The actor and Aussie model divorced in 2013 after three years of marriage, but have remained close for the sake of their son. When your tattoo is just dot and dashes, it's understandable, but Bloom's artist has already said that he's ready to fix it.
In hindsight, the front-nine ball striking display was particularly impressive given Woods' lack of preparation for the week. But the back nine was a battle all the way, starting with a tee shot into the left rough at the 10th.
Sony Pictures will lend its experience and resources to the project, with The Fast Saga producer Neal H. Smilegate claims that Crossfire has 1 billion registered users and up to 6 million concurrent players.
Les ministres européens de la Santé se sont donné rendez-vous jeudi à Bruxelles pour se pencher sur le sujet. Ces augmentations spectaculaires s'expliquent notamment par le changement de définition d'un cas de Covid-19.
During her almost 11 months in space, she made 5,248 orbits around the Earth and traveled a total 139 million miles. Koch wrote in the caption for the video, which she shared to both Instagram and Twitter.
Salvini to be allowed to face trial on refugee treatment
As interior minister, Mr Salvini launched a crackdown on unauthorised migration, blaming migrants for crime and other problems. Then, the Lega-M5S government agreed it was a joint decision and the Senate subsequently blocked Salvini from facing trial.