Trump says military may consider discipline for ousted aide Vindman

  

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Via:  sister-mary-agnes-ample-bottom  •  7 months ago  •  3 comments

By:   Reporting by Jeff Mason

Trump says military may consider discipline for ousted aide Vindman
If you look at what happened ... they're going to certainly, I would imagine, take a look at that

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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the military may consider disciplining former White House National Security Council aide Alexander Vindman, who testified in Trump's impeachment trial.

Vindman, an Army lieutenant colonel who provided some of the most damaging testimony during an investigation by the U.S. House of Representatives of Trump's dealings with Ukraine, was ousted from his White House job last week.

"We sent him on his way to a much different location and the military can handle him any way they want," Trump said.

Asked if he was suggesting that Vindman face disciplinary action, Trump said that would be up to the military.
"If you look at what happened ... they're going to certainly, I would imagine, take a look at that," Trump said.

In his testimony, Vindman, then the NSC's top Ukraine expert, said that Trump’s request for an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden, a potential Democratic political rival in the 2020 election, and his son Hunter during a July phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was improper.

The call led to the Republican president being impeached in the Democratic-controlled House and later acquitted in the Republican-majority Senate.

"I obviously wasn't happy with the job he did," Trump said of Vindman. "First of all he reported a false call ... what was said on the call was totally appropriate."


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Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom    7 months ago

Asked if he was suggesting that Vindman face disciplinary action, Trump said that would be up to the military.

"If you look at what happened ... they're going to certainly, I would imagine, take a look at that," Trump said.

In the end, I hope that Trump is the one who 'goes through some things'.  

 
 
 
JohnRussell
1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @1    7 months ago

It will be interesting to see if Vindman's military superiors take up for him or take up for Trump. 

Most people thought Trump would wait until after he got re-elected to go full blown authoritarian/dictator. 

Perhaps he senses there is no re-election in the cards for him and he has made his move early, because later will be too late. 

 
 
 
Steve Ott
2  Steve Ott    7 months ago

"First of all he reported a false call

Perhaps it is just me, since the story of the snake reminds me of the similar story of the scorpion and the frog and its even more Trumpian punchline: "I can't help it. It's my character." A Trumps gotta lie, that's what a Trump does.

 
 
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