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Impeachment Witness Reported Contents Of My ‘Perfect’ Calls Incorrectly – Trump

File: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media on the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly on September 24, 2019 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

 

President Donald Trump on Saturday defended his choice to fireside a military officer who gave damning proof towards him through the impeachment probe.

Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman was escorted Friday out of the White House, the place he labored on the National Security Council as an knowledgeable on Ukraine. His lawyer referred to as the transfer an act of revenge by the president, two days after he was acquitted by the Senate.

“Fake News @CNN & MSDNC keep talking about ‘Lt. Col.’ Vindman as though I should think only how wonderful he was,” Trump tweeted, apparently referring to information outlet MSNBC.

“Actually, I don’t know him, never spoke to him, or met him (I don’t believe!) but, he was very insubordinate, reported contents of my ‘perfect’ calls incorrectly.”

“In other words, ‘OUT’.”

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Vindman was current throughout a now-famous July 25 telephone name throughout which Trump requested Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to open an investigation into his political rival Joe Biden.

House Democrats who impeached Trump on allegations of abuse of energy and obstruction of Congress argued that the decision was a part of a concerted effort to coerce a weak international ally at conflict with Russia into serving to him cheat in November’s presidential election.

Subpoenaed by Congress to testify on the House impeachment hearings, the Ukrainian-born Vindman, who acquired a Purple Heart for wounds suffered in Iraq, stated Trump’s actions had been “improper.”

That testimony helped construct the case resulting in Trump changing into solely the third president ever impeached by Congress.

Vindman’s lawyer David Pressman on Saturday referred to as Trump’s tweet “a series of obviously false statements concerning Lieutenant Colonel Vindman.”

“They conflict with the clear personnel record and the entirety of the impeachment record of which the President is well aware,” he stated in a press release to US media.

“While the most powerful man in the world continues his campaign of intimidation, while too many entrusted with political office continue to remain silent, Lieutenant Colonel Vindman continues his service to our country as a decorated, active duty member of our military.”

On Friday, Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the European Union and who additionally testified towards Trump, stated he was being recalled instantly.

Democratic Senator Jack Reed, the rating member of the Senate Armed Forces Committee, on Saturday slammed Trump’s “personal insecurities and vindictiveness.”

“By firing Lieutenant Colonel Vindman and Ambassador Sondland like this, the Trump Administration signaled it won’t tolerate people who tell the truth,” he stated in a press release.

“This is a dangerous moment for our democracy and the non-partisan institutions charged with defending it and upholding the law.”

AFP

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