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Trump Says He’s Not Happy With Vindman As He Orders Him Out Of White House

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President Donald Trump says he is not happy with Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman for testifying against him at his Impeachment Trial
says he is not happy with for testifying against him at his Impeachment Trial

President has expressed his disdain at Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a central witness in the impeachment charges against him as he’s been led out of the .

While Trump wouldn’t say whether reports of Vindman’s move were true, the president made clear his disdain for the damaging testimony Vindman offered House investigators.

“Well, I’m not happy with him,” the president told reporters as he left the White House. “You think I’m supposed to be happy with him? I’m not. They’ll make that decision.”

And less than an hour later, Trump was retweeting several posts calling for Vindman to be fired “ASAP.”

Trump’s comments followed several media reports that Vindman, a specialist at the National Security Council, could be reassigned from his NSC detail to the Pentagon as soon as Friday. Trump punted the announcement of any move to the NSC, teasing that “you’ll be hearing soon” about their decision.

Vindman’s removal from his post would come amid three months of relentless attacks by Trumps allies in Congress, the White House and on Fox News, questioning the Iraq War veteran’s patriotism and honesty. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) launched a multi-day string of Twitter attacks on Vindman during the impeachment trial.

Vindman is one of the few firsthand witnesses House investigators were able to secure testimony from before charging that Trump abused his office by withholding vital aid from Ukraine until it announced investigations into his political opponents. He testified to lawmakers that he flagged Trump’s July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenksy to a top White House lawyer, and he testified publicly in November that he considered Trump’s call improper. His testimony elicited a mid-hearing attack from the official White House Twitter account and drew the ire of the president’s allies.

Samuel Nelson
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