Donald Trump on Sunday appears to have threatened to disclose information about Lt. Col. Alexander Windman, a decorated veteran who reportedly testified that the president had missed some key words and phrases from a White House note on a telephone conversation in Ukraine at the center of an impeachment investigation . Speaking to reporters outside the White House, Trump reiterated unfounded allegations that Windman was "Never a Trumpeter", a label he also handed to former Ambassador of Ukraine William Taylor after his impeachment testimony showed how Trump officials request the Ukrainian government in return for investigations into the bids.
Windman, a decorated war veteran in Iraq and a member of the National Security Council, testifies that he was instructed by White House lawyer John Eisenberg to remain silent on the call after expressing his concerns. "This is all a hoax … between Democrats and fake news," Trump said of the investigation. Asked what evidence he had that Windman was "Never a trumpeter," the president replied, "We won't show it to you very soon."