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Alexander Semyon Vindman is a retired United States Army lieutenant colonel who was the Director for European Affairs for the United States National Security Council (NSC) until he was reassigned on February 7, 2020. Vindman came to national attention in October 2019 when he testified before the United States Congress regarding the Trump–Ukraine scandal. His testimony formed the crux of allegations of abuse of power against the president in the subsequent impeachment of Donald Trump.
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Vindman says Trump is Putin's 'useful idiot', considers himself a 'never-Trumper'Retired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman testified in President Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry.
Alexander Vindman: Trump Is Putin’s ‘Useful Idiot’Shortly after midnight on June 17, 1972, an unusually attentive security guard named Frank Wills discovered an unlocked door in the garage of the Watergate office complex. A piece of tape had been..
Brother of Impeachment Witness Says His Firing Was a Whistle-Blower ReprisalYevgeny Vindman, Alexander S. Vindman’s brother, says he was fired in retaliation for his role in the impeachment inquiry and for raising ethics and legal concerns about the national security..
House Dems want retaliation probe after Vindman brothers raise issues of Trump-Ukraine, White House officials' treatment of womenLt. Col. Alexander Vindman and his brother Yevgeny Vindman were involved in the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump and raised concerns about the "toxic" climate created by senior White..
Vindman brother files whistleblower complaint alleging retaliationThe Democratic leaders of three House Committees are also asking the Defense Department's acting inspector general to investigate whether he was retaliated against.
Army Officer Who Clashed With Trump Vows to Speak Out on Security IssuesLt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman’s retirement from the Army after more than 21 years of service took effect on Saturday, the same day his sharply critical op-ed of the president was published.
Key impeachment inquiry witness says nation's values threatened under Trump"At no point in my career or life have I felt our nation's values under greater threat and in more peril than at this moment," Alexander Vindman wrote in an op-ed.
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman retires, cites 'bullying' by Trump after impeachment testimonyVindman cited intimidation and bullying from the White House for his decision to retire. He will retire at the lower rank of lieutenant colonel instead of colonel.
Revenge of the Never Trumpers: Meet the Republican Dissidents Fighting to Push Donald Trump Out ...Jack Spielman has been a Republican his whole life. But over the past four years, he has come to two realizations. Increasingly upset by President Donald Trump’s “appalling” behavior, his cozy..
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Vindman to retire from military; lawyer blames White House ‘campaign of bullying’(CNN) — Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a key witness in President Donald Trump’s impeachment inquiry, is retiring from the US Army after more than 21 years of military service because he determined..
Alexander Vindman, witness 'bullied by Trump', quits US militaryAlexander Vindman testified against the president at his impeachment trial.
Army Officer Who Clashed With Trump Over Impeachment Set to RetireThe White House had made clear to Pentagon officials that President Trump did not want to see Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman promoted.
Sen. Duckworth says she will block over 1,100 military promotions until Pentagon protects impeachment witness Vindman"It is about protecting a merit-based system from political corruption and unlawful retaliation," Sen. Tammy Duckworth said.
Promotion in Jeopardy for Army Officer Who Challenged Trump on UkraineMilitary officials fear the White House may retaliate against Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman for his testimony in the House impeachment inquiry.
Army Secretary: No investigation into Vindman, Army aide and impeachment witness fired by TrumpVindman, an impeachment witness fired from the White House by Trump, will have interim assignment before enrolling at a senior service war college.
No investigations of ousted White House aide Vindman: U.S. Army secretaryU.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said on Friday there were no investigations into Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, the former National Security Council aide who testified in President Donald..
Ex-Trump Chief of Staff John Kelly defends Alexander Vindman and the media"The media, in my view, and I feel very strongly about this, is not the enemy of the people," said retired Gen. John Kelly. "We need a free media."
Trump’s War Against ‘the Deep State’ Enters a New StageThe suggestion that Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman should now face punishment by the Pentagon was one sign of how determined the president is to even the scales after his impeachment.
Trump says military may consider discipline for ousted aide VindmanU.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.
Alexander Vindman's lawyer calls Trump's comments 'obviously false'The lawyer of a fired senior official hits back after President Trump attacks his client's record.
Trump justifies 'revenge sacking' of 'insubordinate' former soldierDonald Trump has justified the sacking of an official who gave evidence against him to impeachment hearings, calling army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman "very insubordinate". ......
'OUT': Trump says he was right to remove 'insubordinate' NSC aideU.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday defended the ouster of impeachment witness Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman from the White House National Security Council, calling him "insubordinate" and..
Nancy Pelosi: Trump impeachment witness Vindman's 'shameful' firing a 'brazen act of retaliation'Nancy Pelosi weighed in on Trump's removal of impeachment witness Alexander Vindman, which she called a "shameless loss for American security."
In tweets, Trump defends ouster of 'insubordinate' NSC aide VindmanU.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday defended the ouster of impeachment witness Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman from the White House National Security Council, calling him "insubordinate" and..
President Donald Trump ousts officials who testified on impeachmentWASHINGTON -- Exacting swift punishment against those who crossed him, an emboldened President Donald Trump ousted two government officials who had delivered damaging testimony against him during his..
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Two days after his acquittal, Trump ousts two star impeachment witnessesPresident Donald Trump's administration on Friday ousted the two witnesses who provided the most damaging testimony during his impeachment investigation: Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman and..
Trump ousts White House staffer who testified against him in impeachment: lawyerThe Trump administration on Friday removed Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman from his position as the White House's top Ukraine expert after he provided damaging testimony about President..
Trump Fires Gordon Sondland Hours After Dismissing Impeachment Witness Alexander VindmanEmboldened by his victory and determined to strike back, the president fired Mr. Sondland, the ambassador to the European Union, after the White House earlier on Friday dismissed Colonel Vindman.
Military aide who testified against Trump in impeachment removed from White House: lawyerThe Trump administration on Friday removed Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, the White House's top expert on Ukraine, from his position after he testified against President Donald Trump during..
White House aide Vindman, who testified in Trump impeachment probe, fired: lawyerNational Security Council staffer Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, a key witness in President Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry, was fired on Friday from his White House job, Vindman's lawyer..
Trump directs ire at impeachment witness VindmanAlexander Vindman, who accused Mr Trump of "improper" conduct, is expected to leave the White House.
Trump says 'not happy' with Vindman, confirms he might be removed from White House jobLt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a White House expert on Ukraine, testified that Trump wanted Kyiv to investigate his political rival, Joe Biden.
Who is Alexander Vindman, key witness to Trump impeachment who may be removed from White House job?Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman is director of European Affairs at the National Security Council. He started his post at the Trump White House in 2018.
Trump says will keep Mulvaney as chief of staff, will decide on VindmanPresident Donald Trump on Friday said he is keeping Mick Mulvaney as his acting chief of staff, but there will be a decision in the future on what to do with Alexander Vindman, the aide who testified..
Impeachment Witness Alexander Vindman Will Be Transferred From the White HouseLt. Col. Alexander Vindman, whose testimony in the House inquiry infuriated President Trump and his allies, will be reassigned within the military, officials said.
11/22/19: CBSN Evening NewsVindman expected to be forced out of WH job; Report: childhood inactivity on the rise
Will Vindman be forced from his job after his impeachment testimony?Some of the Trump administration officials who testified at the impeachment hearings have now gone back to work, including Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman. Paula Reid has details on how the White..
Vindman’s Lawyer Asks Fox News to Retract Espionage AllegationA guest on the ‘Ingraham Angle,’ a Fox show, suggested that Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman, a key figure in the impeachment hearings, was guilty of spying.
White House attacks military witness in Trump impeachment probeInside the hearing room, U.S. Republican lawmakers repeatedly thanked Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman for his military service on Tuesday before challenging his testimony about President..
Morrison discusses concerns about Vindman's judgmentRepublican counsel Steve Castor asked Tim Morrison -- the outgoing senior director of European and Russian affairs at the National Security Council -- about concerns within the NSC about Alexander..
Trump call ‘improper,’ aide testifies; GOP hits his loyaltyWASHINGTON (AP) — A career Army officer on assignment to President Donald Trump’s National Security Council testified Tuesday he felt it was his duty to object to Trump’s “improper” phone..