Washington (CNN) Lt. Col. Alex Vindman, the top Ukraine expert at the National Security Council, was pushed out of his role Friday months earlier than expected, according to a statement from his attorney…
…His twin brother Lt. Col. Yevgeny Vindman, a National Security Council attorney, was also fired and walked off the White House grounds alongside him.
OPINION| Lawrence David| Alexander Vindman is literally the definition of the Deep State.
A member of the permanent bureaucracy, he complained that President Trump didn’t conduct foreign policy with Ukraine as the lieutenant colonel saw fit, and set in motion a bogus impeachment process, almost certainly, at the behest of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff.
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) November 20, 2019
I’d fire him. I listened to his testimony in the SCIF. He’s a leaker, not a whistleblower. Vindman was upset that @realDonaldTrump didn’t follow the script Vindman prepared for the phone call. Current Commander in Chief doesn’t take orders from a Lt. Col.!https://t.co/a9KYrfiVFN
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) February 7, 2020
Lt. Col. Vindman served as watchman and provocateur, a first line of defense, against President Trump’s efforts to root out those responsible for Ukrainian election interference in 2016.
Vindman, used this portion of a phone call between President Trump and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zellenskyy to put his own spin on the call:
Then he almost certainly shared (leaked) his version of the call to the whistleblower, setting in motion a series of Democrat orchestrated mischaracterizations that resulted in the failed partisan impeachment.
Alexander Vindman admitted to leaking information to the anti-Trump "whistleblower" who colluded with Democrats to start the partisan impeachment coup https://t.co/fcP9dnHWop
— Trump War Room – Text WOKE to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) February 7, 2020
Read that passage for yourself and decide how a president could be removed for that. Nevertheless, every craven Senate Democrat voted to remove the president on both charges.
But, as much as I’m sure President Trump is glad to see him go, he was not removed for starting the attempted coup.
(CTH) Beyond the debate about the optics of the “coup“, within the testimony of Lt. Col Vindman, the NSC witness readily admits to understanding the officially established policy of the President of The United States (an agreement between President Trump and President Zelenskyy), and stunningly admits that two weeks later he was giving countermanding instructions to his Ukrainian counterpart to ignore President Trump’s policies.
The Constitution vests all U.S. foreign policy decisions in the POTUS for good reason.
By so entrusting the president, the Constitution places ultimate oversight in the hands of the voters. The Framers did this precisely to prevent the rise of a permanent bureaucratic Deep State.
Vindman usurped that power for himself and his co-conspirators, who participated in the sham impeachment, set in motion a traitorous process.
Now he is gone, the first victim of the president’s promise to get to the bottom of corruption in Ukraine.
Here I asked the president, as Commander in Chief do you regret calling Lt Col. Vindman a “Never Trumper?” His response: “Well you’ll be seeing very soon what comes out and then you can ask the question in a different way.” pic.twitter.com/0DECbkConm
— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) November 2, 2019
NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell asked the president whether he regrets calling Vindman a “Never Trumper.”
Trump: “Well you’ll be seeing very soon what comes out and then you can ask the question in a different way.”
@RepMattGaetz @GOPLeader @Jim_Jordan @DonaldJTrumpJr @GregRubini @QBlueSkyQ @Bluepopcorn8 @EpochTimes
I know LTC Alex Vindman from a Combined US-Russian exercise called Atlas Vision 12 in Grafenwoher, GE. He worked w/the Russian Embassy & I was assigned to the JMTC (Joint… pic.twitter.com/G0gQQAFROf
— LTC (R) Jim Hickman (@Jim_Hickman13) November 1, 2019
With a history like his, why was Vindman even assigned to the National Security Council? But then, he’s a holdover from the regime of our Manchurian president who allowed Russia to annex Crimea and wage war on Ukraine.
More damning however, are the allegations of Rudy Giuliani and why Vindman would be protecting the Obama administration.
EDITOR’S UPDATE: The Gateway Pundit is now reporting that “Trump on Friday fired EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland shortly after Lt. Col Alex Vindman and his twin were fired and escorted off the White House grounds.
“I was advised today that the president intends to recall me effective immediately as United States Ambassador to the European Union,” Sondland said in a statement.
Recall, Gordon Sondland testified in the House impeachment hearings against President Trump.
Sondland‘s testimony was revised after his ‘memory was refreshed’ from reading other testimony to reflect what he described as a ‘quid pro quo message’ delivered to Andriy Yermak, a top adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.’
It looks like this is finally the beginning of the house cleaning that Washington needs. Do not stop there Mr. President, you are on a roll …