Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., had demanded proof that Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who retired last week, was included on a list of more than 1,000 officers submitted to the White House for promotion.
Sen. Tammy Duckworth tells NPR that she'll hold up hundreds of Army officer promotions unless she gets an assurance that the Trump administration won't interfere that of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman.
Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman and his brother were fired from National Security Council staff and ambassador Gordon Sondland was recalled from Europe in moves top Democrats called shameful and weak.
The career diplomat, who served as ambassador to Ukraine, became a key figure in the impeachment of President Trump, was forced out of her post in May.
The judge found former deputy national security adviser Charles Kupperman is no longer caught between conflicting demands of two branches of government "and lacks any personal stake in the outcome."
Most Senate Republicans have said they want to acquit President Trump in a quick trial. In turn, some House Democrats are talking about withholding the impeachment articles from the Senate.
Each of the United States' four presidential impeachment proceedings has highlighted increasingly sophisticated technologies, beginning with telegrams in the case against Andrew Johnson.
"U.S. military aid represents a physical manifestation of American support, which is essential," retired Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges tells NPR. The U.S. has given $1.5 billion in such aid in the past 5 years.
An attorney for former national security adviser Charles Kupperman told a federal judge in Washington on Tuesday that the pledge from Democrats that they won't reissue a subpoena cannot be trusted.