You’re Fired! Impeachment Witness Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman Terminated and Escorted Out of White House
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a key witness in the impeachment Inquiry, was fired and kicked out the White House on Friday.
The National Security Council (NSC) terminated Vindman and then escorted him and Vindman’s twin brother, Army Lt. Col. Yevgeny Vindman, a senior ethics lawyer for the NSC, off the White House grounds.
Vindman’s testimony during the impeachment hearings was heresay. He admitted he did not have first hand knowledge of the hold on Ukrainian aid.
NSC Senior Director of European Affairs Tim Morrison tesitifed Vindman had questionable judgment and was unreliable. Morrison also viewed him as untrustworthy and would exclude Vindman from conversations with the senior U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, William Taylor. Morrison stated Vindman had a “habit” of defying the chain of command.
Vindman said he never spoke directly to President Trump, but admitted to speaking to President Zelensky to advise him how to communicate with Trump.
During Vindman’s testimony, it was revealed that he did not know basic information about U.S. aid to Ukraine, and he did not seek to find more information about Hunter Biden joining the Ukraine’s natural gas company Burisma. This was suspicious since Vindman admitted he was aware of Burisma’s “problematic history.”
Corrupt Ukrainian company owned by corrupt Ukrainian oligarch hires vice president's son and top Ukraine guy on NSC doesn't want to know about it. From Vindman deposition: pic.twitter.com/yy3QLX0dqd— Byron York (@ByronYork) November 10, 2019
Top Ukraine guy at NSC apparently thought Obama administration had provided Javelins to Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/Gd1830At3K— Byron York (@ByronYork) November 9, 2019
Vindman admitted he falsified the transcript of the call between President Trump and Zelensky.
HUGE#Vindman admits he falsified a call transcript btwn @realDonaldTrump & Zelensky— Jim Hanson (@JimHansonDC) November 21, 2019
He added a reference fm talking points he made before the call to the final record
Even though Trump never said it on the call
Watch him squirm when he tries to explain this pic.twitter.com/GU1cqel8FK
After Vindman testified in the House Impeachment hearings, the Left celebrated him as a hero, but Robert J. O’Neill, the Navy Seal who killed Osama Bin Laden, said, “I wish the left wouldn’t use his uniform to make him a saint. He’s an operative with an agenda.”
I agree. I wish the left wouldn’t use his uniform to make him a saint. He’s an operative with an agenda. https://t.co/b6JfanQ2aQ— Robert J. O'Neill (@mchooyah) November 19, 2019
Another veteran, Mark Geist, the marine who fought in the Battle of Benghazi, criticized Vindman, calling him “a disgrace to all who have served.”
“Vindman is a disgrace to all who have served. Transcript of his previous closed door testimony he clearly admits to undermining the @POTUS foreign policy and now he has chairman Schiff advising him on how to answer questions,” tweeted Mark Geist.
Vindman is a disgrace to all who have served. Transcript of his previous closed door testimony he clearly admits to undermining the @POTUS foreign policy and now he has chairman Schiff advising him on how to answer questions. @codeofvets #treason #traitor #POS #conductunbecoming https://t.co/1FVActrpS0— Mark Geist (@MarkGeistSWP) November 19, 2019
“Today, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman was escorted out of the White House where he has dutifully served his country and his President,” said David Pressman, Vindman’s lawyer, in a statement. “He came into the public eye only when subpoenaed to testify before Congress, and he did what the law demanded.”
“LTC Vindman was asked to leave for telling the truth,” Pressman added. “His honor, his commitment to right, frightened the powerful.”