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  • “Never-Trumper” Vindman tells Atlantic editor: Trump is Putin’s “Useful Idiot”

    09/15/2020 10:49:02 AM PDT · by Drastic · 31 replies
    Byberry ^ | 9-15-2020 | Frank Bojazi
    Alexander Vindman was a key witness during impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Vindman has more recently become a big name in the anti-Trump movement. Vindman gave an interview with The Atlantic editor in Chief, Jeffrey Goldberg, in which Vindman was very critical of President Trump, particularly when it came to Goldberg’s questions about Russian intelligence. Keep in mind, this is likely Vindman’s first big interview in quite a while. Also, something to keep in mind, is that Goldberg recently was criticized about his story that mentioned anonymous sources being highly critical of Trump, saying that he called military who...
  • Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg Asks Alexander Vindman If Trump is Russian ‘Asset’

    09/14/2020 9:18:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies ^ | 9/14/2020 | Joel B Pollak
    The Atlantic‘s Jeffrey Goldberg scored the first post-impeachment interview with Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman on Monday and asked what he described as the “key question”: “Does he believe that Trump is an asset of Russian intelligence?” Vindman’s answer largely regurgitates left-wing conspiracy theories about Russian influence (original emphasis):
  • Byron York: Lt. Col. Vindman was the original source of Ukraine Investigation

    09/10/2020 7:02:33 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 23 replies
    saraacarter ^ | Sep 10, 2020 | saraacarter
    Byron York, a Washington Examiner columnist spoke to Laura Ingraham on Wednesday about how the investigators came to realize that the person driving the events of ‘Ukraine Investigation’ wasn’t the so-called whistleblower, but none other than Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman. In his new book, “Obsession: Inside the Washington Establishment’s Never-Ending War on Trump“, Byron York reveals the details behind the House and Senate hearings on the Ukraine investigation. “If you remember early on in the Ukraine Investigation, the Democrats said they wanted the whistleblower to testify and then they changed their mind and they didn’t want the whistleblower to testify,”...
  • Vindman, Not Whistleblower, Was Driving Force Behind Impeachment

    09/08/2020 6:30:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 8, 2020 | Mollie Hemmingway
    New book shows how Lt. Col. Alex Vindman was the real instigator of the Ukraine investigation that formed the pretext for Democrats' impeachment of President Trump. The most interesting thing about Byron York’s exhaustively reported and richly detailed new impeachment book, “Obsession: Inside the Washington Establishment’s Never-Ending War on Trump,” is that the whistleblower who filed the official complaint that got impeachment rolling isn’t ever identified.It turns out that the heated discussion over the whistleblower, who was previously identified by Real Clear Investigations as the CIA’s Eric Ciaramella, was a diversion from allowing the American people to understand who was...
  • Ukraine whistleblower lawyer threatens suit against Trump over ICC sanctions

    06/29/2020 11:22:12 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 29, 2020
    An attorney for the whistleblower who sparked President Trump’s impeachment now says he has two clients prepared to sue if the Trump administration follows through with sanctions against the International Criminal Court. Mark Zaid told The Post he represents a pair of US law professors who intend to file a lawsuit if sanctions prohibit or criminalize their pro bono advisory work. Trump signed an executive order this month that allows sanctions against anyone involved in an ICC investigation of Americans or US allies. The order was issued in response to a decision from the court’s appeals chamber that authorized an...
  • Alexander Vindman, key impeachment inquiry witness, says nation's values are threatened under Trump

    08/01/2020 8:20:44 PM PDT · by John S Mosby · 49 replies
    See B.S. snooze ^ | August 1, 2020 | Grace Segers
    Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, who was fired from his post at the White House after he testified in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump, wrote in an OP-ED Saturday: "At no point in my career or life have I felt our nation's values under greater threat and in more peril than at this moment." Vindman announced his retirement from the military last month, citing a "campaign of bullying, intimidation, and retaliation" led by the president. In an ESSAY (!) for The Washington Post, Vindman compared the current government to that of the Soviet Union. Vindman and his family emigrated from...
  • Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman retires, cites 'bullying' by Trump after impeachment testimony

    08/01/2020 5:10:16 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 70 replies
    USA Today ^ | Aug 1, 2020 | Tom Vanden Brook
    Title only due to FR guidelines. However the full article available at the link with no paywall.
  • Vindman tweets on anniversary of Trump's call with Zelensky that led to impeachment

    07/25/2020 4:19:51 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 62 replies
    msn ^ | 7/25/2020 | Nicky Robertson
    Alexander Vindman on Saturday tweeted that he's certain he "did (his) duty" as a key witness in President Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry. "One year since The Call. Much has changed for me and so much more has changed for our country. I rest well knowing I did my duty," Vindman, former top Ukraine expert at the National Security Council, wrote. Groundwork for the impeachment began when Democrats announced an impeachment inquiry following an anonymous whistleblower complaint alleging Trump sought election help from Ukrainian President Zelensky in a phone call. The Senate ultimately voted to acquit Trump on two articles of...
  • Tammy Duckworth to Keep Hold on 1,123 Military Promotions Despite Vindman’s Retirement

    07/09/2020 9:42:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 88 replies ^ | 7/8/2020 | Kristina Wong
    Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) announced Wednesday she will continue to hold 1,123 military promotions until she gets answers on Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman’s promotion, despite him choosing to retire. Last week, Duckworth announced she would block Senate confirmation of 1,123 senior military officers until Defense Secretary Mark Esper confirmed in writing that he would not block Vindman’s promotion to colonel.
  • Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman retires, citing campaign of ‘bullying’ and ‘retaliation’ by Trump after impeachment testimony

    07/08/2020 10:22:05 AM PDT · by Kozy · 96 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/08/2020 | Missy Ryan
    An Army officer who played a high-profile role in President Trump’s impeachment proceedings is retiring from the military over alleged “bullying” and “retaliation” by the president, his lawyer said Wednesday. Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who served as a national security aide at the White House until earlier this year and was up for promotion to colonel, will leave the military instead, his lawyer, David Pressman, said in a statement. “Through a campaign of bullying, intimidation, and retaliation, the president of the United States attempted to force LTC Vindman to choose: Between adhering to the law or pleasing a President. Between...
  • Alexander Vindman, key impeachment inquiry witness, to retire from the military

    07/08/2020 9:27:31 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 40 replies
    CBS ^ | JULY 8, 2020 / 12:11 PM
    Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who was a key witness in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump last year, will retire from the military, he announced in a tweet. "Today I officially requested retirement from the US Army, an organization I love," Vindman wrote Wednesday.
  • Breaking — Andrew Vindman retires from military…

    07/08/2020 8:52:05 AM PDT · by rxsid · 127 replies
    Breaking — Andrew Vindman retires from military…“Vindman was told by senior Army officials that he would no longer be deployable in his area of expertise, which includes Ukraine…He was also told by senior officers he would need a “rehabilitative assignment” even if he had opted to attend the National War College.” Breaking: Lt Col Alexander Vindman to retire from military. His lawyer blames White House 'campaign of bullying, intimidation and retaliation' - CNN exclusive.— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) July 8, 2020
  • Senator Holds Promotions Hostage [semi-satire]

    07/05/2020 11:06:24 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 July 2020 | John Semmens
    Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill) says she will block Senate confirmation of 1,123 senior U.S. Armed Forces promotions unless Defense Secretary Mark Esper agrees to promote Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman. Vindman served on the White House National Security Council and gained fame for testifying in the House impeachment hearings that, in his opinion, Trump was too aggressively pushing Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate corruption at the Burisma corporation. Burisma also paid Hunter Biden—son of then Vice-President Joe Biden--$80,000 per month for a "no show" job on the company's Board of Directors. Trump fired Vindman from his White House job...
  • Duckworth vows to block over 1,000 military confirmations until Pentagon proves Vindman will be promoted

    07/02/2020 2:26:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 106 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 2, 2020 | Louis Casiano
    Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., on Thursday announced her intention to block Senate confirmations for 1,123 senior U.S. Armed Forces promotions until Defense Secretary Mark Esper confirms he will not block the "expected and deserved" promotion of Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman. Vindman, an Iraq War veteran, served on the White House National Security Council and was thrust into the limelight last year when he testified about President Trump's July 2019 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that became the heart of a Democratic-led impeachment inquiry. Vindman said he listened to the call and filed a whistleblower complaint over concerns...
  • Role in Trump’s impeachment casts shadow over Army officer’s promotion

    06/18/2020 11:00:40 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 18, 2020 | Shane Harris, Missy Ryan, Josh Dawsey, Greg Miller
    An Army officer’s promotion is in jeopardy over what some officials fear could be White House retaliation for his role in last year’s impeachment inquiry, raising the possibility that President Trump might again intervene in military affairs, according to officials familiar with the matter. Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who received a Purple Heart for his actions in Iraq and later served as a White House aide on European affairs, is among hundreds of officers selected to be promoted to full colonel this year. Such promotions are typically signed off on by Army and then Pentagon leaders before moving to the...
  • Pentagon official who questioned Trump's Ukraine aid freeze resigns

    06/16/2020 5:23:19 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 16 2020 | Ellen Mitchell
    The Pentagon budget chief who questioned the Trump’s administration’s hold on aid to Ukraine last year will leave her post at the end of the month, Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced Tuesday. Elaine McCusker, who has been acting under secretary of defense (comptroller) since last summer, submitted her resignation, with her last day set for June 26, according to a Pentagon statement. “Since joining the Department of Defense Elaine has worked tirelessly to ensure that our budgeting and audit processes give full value to the taxpayer while meeting the enormous security needs of our nation as well as the men...
  • Ousted vaccine director files whistleblower complaint alleging coronavirus warnings were ignored

    05/05/2020 12:16:41 PM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | 5 May 2020 | Kaitlan Collins, Jeremy Diamond and Kevin Liptak
    Dr. Rick Bright, the ousted director of the office involved in developing a coronavirus vaccine, formally filed an extensive whistleblower complaint Tuesday alleging his early warnings about the coronavirus were ignored and that his caution at a treatment favored by President Donald Trump led to his removal.
  • President Trump Removes Coup Plotter ICIG Michael Atkinson – Effective 30 Days From Today – DC Media Conscripts Go Bananas…

    04/03/2020 9:39:53 PM PDT · by edwinland · 30 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 3, 2020 | Sundance
    President Trump has sent a letter to congress giving them 30-days advance notice and informing them of the removal of Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson: [image of letter] The necessary, albeit politically controversial, move comes about two months after President Trump assigned Ric Grenell to lead the Office of the Director of National Intelligence; Grenell is ultimately the acting boss of the overall intelligence community. It is likely DNI Grenell provided some key insight into the sketchy background activity in/around Atkinson’s office, and the overall intelligence apparatus writ large. Additionally, former congressman Mark Meadows is now President Trump’s Chief-of-Staff;...
  • Intelligence Community’s Inspector General Is the Link Between FISAgate and Impeachment

    01/10/2020 9:05:47 AM PST · by bitt · 9 replies ^ | 1/9/2020 | Julie Kelly
    As impeachment remains stalled for now, Democrats in the House of Representatives still refuse to release the closed-door testimony of a key witness in the concocted drama: Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the intelligence community. Atkinson, you may recall, launched the impeachment saga when he determined that the accusations by the “whistleblower” about Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian president last summer were so alarming as to deem the complaint a matter of “urgent concern.” (It wasn’t.) Atkinson sent two letters to the House Intelligence Committee demanding immediate attention to the bogus complaint. “I have not been authorized to...
  • Army will not investigate Vindman, despite Trump calling for disciplinary action

    02/14/2020 1:42:07 PM PST · by Drastic · 96 replies
    Trending Views ^ | 2-14-20 | Frank Bojazi
    Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman will not be investigated by the Army after being ousted from the National Security Council following his testimony against President Donald Trump. This report comes from a top leader in the Army, Secretary Ryan McCarthy...