Republican counsel Stephen Castor 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. Castor asked Vindman about being offered the position of Ukrainian Minister of Defense earlier this year, but the officer said he turned it down and reported the offer to his supervisors. "I'm an American. I came here when I was a toddler. I immediately dismissed these offers. ... the whole notion is rather comical," he said.

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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