Rep. David Nunes, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, questioned Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, an Army officer who works for the National Security Council, and Jennifer Williams, an aide to Vice President Mike Pence, on Nov. 19, in a public hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. In his line of questioning, Nunes attempted to glean more information that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff said could lead to revealing the identity of the whistleblower. Vindman told Nunes that his counsel suggested that he not answer questions or "provide specifics" about members of the intelligence community. Vindman's counsel spoke up saying he was following the rules set by Schiff and the committee. Schiff interjected during Nunes' questioning to say, "These proceedings will not be used to out the whistleblower." Vindman and Williams both listened in on a July phone call in which Trump asked the president of Ukraine to investigate former vice president and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.

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