The Daily Beast reports:
The Trump White House has taken the extraordinary step of distributing talking points to allies of the president trashing one of its employees. The talking points, which were shared with The Daily Beast, focus on Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who testified publicly on Tuesday that he had registered complaints about President Donald Trump’s call with the Ukraine president during which Trump appeared to try to leverage aid for dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden.
On Tuesday morning, White House aide Julia Hahn emailed Trump surrogates under the subject line, “Vindman’s Complaints Are Nothing More Than Policy Disagreements,” according to messages reviewed by The Daily Beast. Hahn, a Steve Bannon protégée and one of his former allies in the White House, works on outreach and communications involving pro-Trump talking heads and other players in conservative media.