White House Ukraine Expert Sought to Correct Transcript of Trump Call ,
President Donald Trump and Ukraine’s president omitted crucial words and phrases, and that his attempts to include them failed ,
Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, of Burisma Holdings, the energy company whose board employed Biden’s son Hunter. Vindman did not testify to a motive behind the editing process ,
But his testimony is likely to drive investigators to ask further questions ,about how officials handled the call, including changes to the transcript .The phrases do not fundamentally change lawmakers’ understanding of the call, There are plenty of other examples
Of Trump referring of the Biden family. But Vindman’s account offered a hint to solving a mystery surrounding the conversation: U.S. side. The White House uses note takers listening in on the call as well as voice recognition software
The CIA officer wrote that placing the rough transcript in the server was part of an effort to lock it down and restrict access and a sign that “White House officials understood the gravity of what had transpired in the call.” But tightened security had been put in place for those calls ahead of time.
The Ukraine call was put in the secure server only after the fact. Eisenberg made the decision without consulting with his supervisor, Pat Cipollone, the former U.S. special envoy to the country
Putting the transcript in the secure server would have made it more difficult to make further edits to the document ,Vindman’s changes were not made could be that the transcript had been quickly placed into a highly secure computer system, Vindman went with his brother, a lawyer on the National Security Council staff, to see John Eisenberg, the council’s legal adviser,