Tag Archives: Alexander Vindman

Army Won’t Investigate Vindman For House Testimony

Politico reports: The Army will not investigate Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the former National Security Council staffer who testified in the president’s impeachment investigation, the service’s top civilian said Friday. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy made the announcement at an event just days after President Donald Trump said he imagined the military would “take a look at” whether Vindman should face …

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Trump: The Military Should Discipline Col. Vindman

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump suggested the military should consider disciplinary action against Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a key witness in the House impeachment inquiry, and said there could be more departures from his administration related to the proceeding. “We sent him on his way to a much different location, and the military can handle him any way …

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WH Denies Retaliating Against Col. Vindman: Colonels Don’t Decide US Policy, We’re Not A Banana Republic

Politico reports: National security adviser Robert O’Brien [photo] on Tuesday defended the dismissal of Lt. Cols. Alexander and Yevgeny Vindman from the National Security Council, suggesting that the officials were trying to undermine the president. “We’re not a country where a bunch of lieutenant colonels can get together and decide what the policy is of the United States,” O’Brien said …

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Tulsi Gabbard Defends Trump’s Firing Of Col. Vindman

Newsweek reports: In breaking with some of her opponents for the Democratic presidential nomination, Representative Tulsi Gabbard defended President Donald Trump’s decision to fire Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman. Fox News host Neil Cavuto asked Gabbard if she agreed with the comparison of Vindman’s firing to October 20, 1973, when President Richard Nixon’s attorney general and deputy attorney general resigned instead …

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Schumer Demands Probe Into Trump’s Retaliations

Politico reports: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is asking that every agency inspector general investigate retaliation against whistleblowers who report presidential misconduct, after the firing of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman from the National Security Council. Schumer’s letters to 74 inspectors general, which will be sent Monday, comes after Vindman, a star witness in the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald …

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Trump: I Ousted Col. Vindman For “Insubordination”

The New York Times reports: U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday defended the ouster of impeachment witness Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman from the White House National Security Council, calling him “insubordinate” and saying he had incorrectly reported the contents of his “perfect” telephone calls. Vindman was one of two witnesses who provided the most damaging testimony during Trump’s impeachment investigation, …

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Top Aide Alexander Vindman “Escorted” Out Of WH

ABC News reports: Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council who testified during the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, was escorted from the White House Friday afternoon, his lawyer said. “LTC Vindman was asked to leave for telling the truth,” his attorney David Pressman said in a statement. “The truth has cost …

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Trump To Oust Top Aide Who Testified On Ukraine

Bloomberg News reports: The White House is weighing a plan to dismiss Alexander Vindman from the National Security Council after he testified in President Donald Trump’s impeachment inquiry, preparing to position the move as part of a broader effort to shrink the foreign policy bureaucracy, two people familiar with the matter said. The White House intends to portray any house-cleaning …

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Republican Senator Defames “Vindictive Vindman”

Law & Crime reports: Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn, a staunch President Donald Trump ally, got called out on Twitter for baselessly speculating about Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and the whistleblower. The Tennessee senator said that Vindman was the whistleblower’s “handler, without providing evidence for her assertion. Vindman had testified he does not know who the whistleblower is during his hearing …

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Vindman’s Lawyers To Fox News: Retract Your Claim Of Espionage, You Have Put His Family In Danger [VIDEO]

Media Matters reports: Lawyers for Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman formally requested that Fox News retract a segment baselessly suggesting he might be guilty of espionage. The segment in question aired on October 28, a day before Vindman gave a deposition to the House Intelligence Committee about President Donald Trump’s extortion plot regarding Ukraine. The letter also makes clear that such …

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White House Sends Allies Anti-Vindman Talking Points

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 …

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US Army Prepared To Move Vindman And His Family To Military Base To Protect Them From Violent Cultists

The Wall Street Journal reports: The U.S. Army is prepared to move Col. Vindman and his family onto a military base in the area to ensure their security if it is determined that they are in physical danger, according to U.S. officials. Army security officials in recent weeks conducted a security assessment at Col. Vindman’s request, reviewing both his and …

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Security Official Was Told Not To Speak Of Ukraine Call

Politico reports: The senior White House lawyer who placed a record of President Donald Trump’s July 25 call with Ukraine’s president in a top-secret system also instructed at least one official who heard the call not to tell anyone about it, according to testimony heard by House impeachment investigators this week. Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a decorated Army officer who …

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Schumer Seeks Army Protection For Security Official

Bloomberg reports: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wrote to top Army officials Wednesday demanding to know what protections will be afforded to Army officer Alexander Vindman after the National Security Council aide’s patriotism was questioned by critics as he testified as part of the House impeachment inquiry. “Although he has served our country for more than 20 years and is …

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Security Official Testifies Ukraine Transcript Was Edited

The New York Times reports: Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman, the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council, told House impeachment investigators on Tuesday that the White House transcript of a July call between President Trump and Ukraine’s president omitted crucial words and phrases, and that his attempts to include them failed, according to three people familiar with the …

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Top GOP Reps Defend WH Official From “Spy” Chatter

This is a fascinating turn of events: Republicans may quibble with the substance of Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman’s testimony as they try to protect President Donald Trump from the fast-moving impeachment inquiry. But congressional GOP leaders say it’s out of bounds to attack Vindman’s patriotism and allegiance to the United States, as some conservative pundits did on Monday night. “That …

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Trump Attacks WH Security Official As “Never Trumper”

Politico reports: President Donald Trump launched a sustained online offensive Tuesday morning after details emerged of damaging congressional testimony by a senior White House official — retweeting numerous messages by Republican lawmakers attacking the latest developments in House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. The flurry of activity on the president’s social media feed came hours before Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a National …

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Cultists Suggest WH Security Official Is Spy For Ukraine

Mediaite reports: Fox & Friends reacted to the incoming congressional testimony of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman by making a show of talking about his Ukrainian heritage. As Fox & Friends covered this, Brian Kilmeade noted that Vindman has a purple heart, but then he also noted that he’s “from the Soviet Union. He immigrated here and has an affinity to …

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Security Official To Testify Trump Extorted Ukraine

The New York Times reports: A White House national security official who is a decorated Iraq war veteran plans to tell House impeachment investigators on Tuesday that he heard President Trump appeal to Ukraine’s president to investigate one of his leading political rivals, a request the aide considered so damaging to American interests that he reported it to a superior. …

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