Donald Trump promised to drain the swamp. And he continues his work, one Leftist rat at a time.
Remember the non-whistleblower whistleblower Alexander Vindman? The man who knew too little.
As the New York Post wrote:
The commander-in-chief ought to fire Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who serves on the National Security Council, for rank insubordination. That is the key takeaway from Tuesday’s hearings in the Democratic impeachment push.
Vindman, unlike other Democratic “star witnesses,” was at least on the July 25 phone call between President Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, that set off the inquiry.
But Vindman was unreliable and had questionable judgment, according to his own outgoing superior, Tim Morrison, the National Security Council’s senior director for European affairs.
In fact, Morrison viewed Vindman as so untrustworthy that he opted to exclude him from his conversations with William Taylor, the senior US diplomat in Ukraine.
As we learned of Vindman’s “testimony”, he fabricated the contents of the phone call. How was he not immediately fired? He’s not BLACK!
It no longer matters, because Vindman is gone.
According to The Hill:
Amb. David Pressman, Vindman’s attorney, said in a statement that Vindman is retiring Wednesday “after it has been made clear that his future within the institution he has dutifully served will forever be limited.”
The Washington Post reported last month that government officials expressed concern that Trump would block Vindman’s promotion to full colonel because of his actions during the impeachment inquiry.
Pressman did not explicitly accuse the White House of intervening in the promotion process but said that Trump tried to make his client choose between “protecting his promotion or the promotion of his fellow soldiers.” Pressman accused the president of executing “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 honoring his oath or protecting his career. Between protecting his promotion or the promotion of his fellow soldiers. These are choices that no one in the United States should confront, especially one who has dedicated his life to serving it,” Pressman said.
President Trump has characterized Vindman as a “never-Trumper”. Still, Defense Secretary Mark Esper has made reassurances that Vindman would not be punished for his testimony.
I’m not sure I believe that. Because I think most people in this circumstance would have made Vindman’s life miserable. The fact that Trump allowed this cretin to hang around as long as Vindman did is a testament to Trump’s patience.
However, sources say that Vindman blamed the White House for his retirement. I’m sure things were exactly Utopian for Vindman.
CNN correspondent Vivian Salama tweeted:
BREAKING: Lt. Col. Vindman to retire from the military. He blames the White House for a "campaign of bullying, intimidation, and retaliation." – CNN's @jimsciutto on right now with the scoop!
— Vivian Salama (@vmsalama) July 8, 2020
On his way out the door, Vindman accused Trump of bullying and retaliation. But Vindman clearly knew his days were numbered.
As Fox News adds:
Vindman marked his retirement by tweeting a picture of himself in a rumpled plaid shirt working on a laptop — a stark contrast to the many photos of him in uniform.
“Today I officially requested retirement from the US Army, an organization I love. My family and I look forward to the next chapter of our lives,” Vindman posted.
Today I officially requested retirement from the US Army, an organization I love. My family and I look forward to the next chapter of our lives. pic.twitter.com/h2D9MRUHY2
— Alexander S. Vindman (@AVindman) July 8, 2020
Vindman already was fired in February from the National Security Council and escorted off the White House grounds two days after the Senate acquitted Trump in his impeachment trial. His twin brother, Lt. Col. Yevgeny Vindman, was also ousted from the NSC at the same time.
Trump said in February that Vindman needed to go because he was “very insubordinate” and misrepresented his “perfect” call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The phone call was at the heart of impeachment charges against Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
You know what they say. “The truth will set you free.” But Vindman preferred to spread his leftist lies. And now he’s bitter because his career was limited by his character.
Imagine that. Disrespecting the boss can be detrimental to one’s career. That’s not what they’re teaching in those Liberal arts schools! But it looks like Vindman had to learn the hard way.