Oh, but Democrats claimed that was part of a cover-up!Further to this point, Vindman admitted the concern about leaks was legitimate.
10. Vindman admitted that the President, not unelected bureaucrats, sets U.S. policy
It’s hard to imagine why pointing this out is even necessary, but Democrat counsel Daniel Goldman seemed to be under the impression that unelected bureaucrats set U.S. policy, not the president.
9. Vindman admitted he never had contact with President Trump
This would be kind of important for such an important witness, don't you think?
8. Vindman admitted having no firsthand knowledge of aid or investigation and was just “following news accounts”
Once again, this looks really bad for the Democrats. If he doesn't have firsthand knowledge of the alleged quid pro quo, why are we even talking to him?
7. Vindman admitted Trump was “well within his right” to ask Ukraine for help in an investigation.
Which pretty much negates the entire need for this impeachment inquiry, doesn't it? If Trump was within his right to seek assistance in an investigation then he did nothing wrong.
6. Vindman admitted that putting the transcript of the Ukraine call on a secure server it was “definitely not unprecedented.”
Oh, but Democrats claimed that was part of a cover-up!
Further to this point, Vindman admitted the concern about leaks was legitimate.
5. Vindman admitted the Trump-Zelenksy transcript was “very accurate.”
Remember how Democrats made a big stink that the Trump-Zelenksy transcript wasn't a transcript at all, but a memo? Apparently they wanted us to believe that the call could have been more sinister than we actually know about... well, so much for that theory.
4. Vindman admitted he has never used the term “bribery” to describe the President’s actions.
Back then, "bribery" hadn't been the focus-group-tested term of choice.
3. Vindman said he couldn’t recall Ukrainians feeling pressured to do investigations
It's kind of hard to claim that they were pressured when there's no evidence they felt pressured.
2. Vindman said ‘As Far as I Can Tell’ Hunter Biden was not qualified to serve on Burisma’s board
But, you know, Biden's running for president now, so we can't investigate why he was there.
1. Vindman said there was an appearance of a conflict of interest with Hunter Biden being on the Burisma
Every single witness that has testified has been asked this question has said yes.