Skip to comments.Trump suggests military should consider additional discipline for Vindman
Posted on 02/11/2020 3:27:20 PM PST by jazusamo
President Trump on Tuesday suggested the military should consider additional disciplinary action against Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who provided damaging testimony against Trump in the impeachment inquiry and was reassigned from his White House job last week.
"We sent him on his way to a much different location, and the military can handle him any way they want," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. "Gen. Milley has him now. I congratulate Gen. Milley. He can have him."
Gen. Mark Milley is the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Asked specifically if the Pentagon should pursue further action against Vindman, Trump said it would be "up to the military."
"But if you look at what happened, theyre going to certainly, I would imagine, take a look at that," he said.
The president's comments on Tuesday signaled he was open to additional punishment for officials who testified against him in the impeachment inquiry. Some of his allies have sought to cast the ouster of witnesses like Vindman as justifiable reassignments rather than retribution.
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There are multiple grounds for a Court Martial.
Insubordination in telling the Ukrainians to not do what the President set for policy.
Leaking of classified information, in multiple ways and times.
True. The military can decide if going outside the chain of command like he did is a big deal or not.
For a Noos outfit called The Hill, they just keep digging deeper in the fake news pit.
Change the name to The Sinkhole.
Billy Mitchell was Court Marshalled for less
Absolutely, in my view he’s wide open for a Court Martial but the enemedia is already trying to set it up that it’s because POTUS wants it.
From the headshot photos, he appears out of shape.
Time for a PT test or two?
Impeachment witness Lt. Col. Vindman may be heading to War College in Carlisle, but thats not certain yet
The actual story goes that President Trump did nothing at all in the way of suggesting additional discipline.
Oh brother, my money would be that he’ll never get close enough to even see that facility. :^)
If 0bama Perfumed Princes didn’t still run the Pentagon, BOTH Vindmans would be headed to Guantanamo ... and not as staff.
Exactly....Trump didn’t suggest or say that....I was listening when he spoke....author is adding his own twist.
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Let’s remember that it doesn’t matter what President Trump says, it’s what is in his mind that is impeachable.
Yep. Could easily find 5 or 6 UCMJ violations dealing with orders and insubordinate contact and such.
I thought that we heard on Rush that the War College was going to hire Vindman to teach class. If anybody there hires him each person involved with hiring him should also be fired.
Hopefully, the Vindman’s supervisor will give him a career killing OER for his time at the NSC.
Like run the gauntlet?
Or a blanket party?
“There are five possible locations, she said, including the Army War College in Carlisle and National War College in Washington, D.C. Its also possible he will attend the senior college of another branch, such as the Navy or Air Force, she said.”
Not casting any shade on the C.G., but, send him to the Coast Guard Academy and assign him to dute as C/O of an automated light house in the Aleutians.
It was announced yesterday that Vindman was on the list of Army War College (AWC) students to begin this fall. It takes a while to qualify and to be selected for the AWC and the selections were probably made last fall. Thus his selection is not necessarily a ‘reward’ for him, as some in other threads have stated/implied. It will be interesting to see if he actually is in the Army when classes start this fall.
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