Vindman, last November: “Dad, I’m sitting here today in the U.S. Capitol, talking to our elected professionals, is proof that you made the right decision 40 years ago to leave the Soviet Union…”
“Do not worry. I will be fine for telling the truth.” pic.twitter.com/pXCGr7lFXg
— Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) February 7, 2020
I guess he spoke too soon..
Courtesy of WaPo:
President Trump on Friday punished two witnesses who testified in the investigation that led to his impeachment, removing them from their posts in an apparent campaign to exact retribution on his perceived enemies in the wake of his acquittal in the Senate this week.
The White House ousted Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman from his post on the National Security Council and recalled U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, moves that were quickly condemned as vindictive and an attempt to intimidate government officials who speak out against Trump.
Vindman, a decorated combat veteran who testified in November that he was disturbed by Trump’s call for Ukraine to investigate the president’s political rivals, was escorted out of the White House on Friday, according to his lawyer, David Pressman.
“There is no question in the mind of any American why this man’s job is over, why this country now has one less soldier serving it at the White House,” Pressman said in a statement. “LTC Vindman was asked to leave for telling the truth. His honor, his commitment to right, frightened the powerful.”
Keep in mind that Sondland was a huge Trump supporter and even donated a million dollars to his campaign.
But in Trump’s world if you dare to tell the truth you must be punished.
And just to prove what a vindictive dick he is Trump also kicked Vinman’s brother to the curb.
Courtesy of HuffPo:
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the Army officer who was fired from the National Security Council after testifying in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, wasn’t the only one escorted from the White House on Friday.
His twin brother, Army Lt. Col. Yevgeny Vindman, was also escorted off White House grounds at the same time and apparently dismissed from his post at the National Security Council.
And just in case you have convinced yourself that this is all unrelated to the testimony before the House impeachment committee, let’s put that to rest right now.
Allow me a moment to thank—and this may be a bit of a surprise—Adam Schiff. Were it not for his crack investigation skills, @realDonaldTrump might have had a tougher time unearthing who all needed to be fired. Thanks, Adam! 🤣 #FullOfSchiff
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 8, 2020
Wow, I guess we now know what it would look like if a pile of shit could walk and talk.
You may remember that a top Pentagon official assured Adam Schiff that Lt. Colonel Vindman and all others would be protected from any retaliation for their testimony.
I guess he was also just a lying POS.