“In Russia, my act of expressing my concerns to the chain of command in an official and private channel would have severe personal and professional repercussions and offering public testimony involving the president would surely cost me my life,” he said.
“Do not worry, I will be fine for telling the truth,” Vindman said.
This is a quote from Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council. He was quoted around the time that he answered a subpoena from the House of Representatives about President Trump’s phone call with Ukraine’s President Volodomyr Zelenskiy. He was a key witness since he was one of the few people who were actually present and listening in on that phone call.
Well, his telling the truth isn’t leaving him fine. Today he was escorted from the White House. Not asked to resign is position or fired for that matter or reassigned to another post. He was escorted from the White House.
“LTC Vindman was asked to leave for telling the truth,” his attorney, David Pressman, said in a statement. “The truth has cost LTC Alexander Vindman his job, his career and his privacy.”
So a true American war hero is removed from his job, unceremoniously and in disgrace, for doing his duty and testifying under oath, about what happened in the White House. Nobody had denied the truth in his testimony. Other witnesses confirmed it. Even the Senate who voted to acquit the president this past week admitted the events occurred and transpired as described.
Disrespect for our military and vindictiveness remains the order of the day in the Trump regime.
Meanwhile Republicans are worried about what someone did with a hard copy of a speech?