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This other meeting... I was actually, to be honest, angry with him, i hate to say it, but often when women show anger, it's not fully appreciated. It's often, you know, pushed onto emotional issues perhaps, or deflected onto other people. And what I was angry about was that he wasn't coordinating with us.
I did not feel Alexander Vindman had the political antenna to deal with something that is straying into domestic politics. Not everyone is suited for that, that does not mean in any way that I was questioning Alexander Vindman overall judgment, nor I was questioning in any way Alexander Vindman substantive expertise. Alexander Vindman is excellent on issues related to Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova, on Russian defense issues.
Based on questions and statements I have heard, some of you on this committee appear to believe that Russia and its security services did not conduct a campaign against our country — and that perhaps, somehow, for some reason, Ukraine did, this is a fictional narrative that has been perpetrated and propagated by the Russian security services themselves.
I mean, some of it was comical, but it was also, for me and for others, deeply concerning. And I actually went to our Intelligence Bureau and asked to have( redacted) sit down with him and explain that this was a counterintelligence risk, particularly giving out our personal phone numbers, all of those communications could have been exfiltrated by the Russians very easily.