Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman’s lawyer accused President Trump on Sunday of “clearly false statements” about the Iraq war veteran hours after he was fired from his White House job.
“The President made a series of clearly false statements this morning regarding Lt Col Vindman,” said Vindman’s lawyer, Ambassador David Pressman.
“They contradict the clear workforce and the whole of the accusations of which the president is well aware.”
Pressman continued: “While the most powerful man in the world continues his campaign of intimidation, while too many people with political functions remain silent, Lieutenant Col Vindman continues his service to our country as a decorated, active military member of our army. “
A lawyer for fired NSC officer Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman (left) Saturday destroyed President Trump (right) and accused him of “clearly false statements” about his client
The statement came as a result of tweets by the president who defended his dismissal of Vindman from his position as advisor to the National Security Council.
It is generally believed that Trump Vindman fired in retaliation for his testimony during the investigation into the accusation of the house.
“Fake News @CNN & MSDNC keep talking about” Lt. Col. “Vindman as if I should just think how great he was,” Trump wrote in a tweet, intentionally MSNBC with the Democratic National Committee on Saturday morning.
“I actually don’t know him, never talked to him or met him (I don’t think so!), But he was very disobedient, misrepresented the content of my” perfect “calls, and received a horrible report from his superior, the man to whom he reported, who publicly stated that Vindman was having trouble judging, sticking to the command structure and leaking information, “he continued.
“In other words,” OFF, “Trump concluded. He spends the weekend at the White House after he dramatically fired Vindman and EU ambassador Gordon Sondland on Friday.
Trump defended the dismissal of Vindman, who testified in the investigation of allegations of the House
Vindman was fired on Friday and escorted out of the White House following the acquittal of Trump
The redundancies came less than 48 hours after the Senate acquitted the President of all accusations.
Sondland issued a statement on Friday evening stating: “I was told today that the president is planning to call me back immediately.”
The statement went on: “I am grateful to President Trump for giving me the opportunity to serve, Secretary Pompeo for his consistent support and the exceptional and dedicated professionals of the American mission to the European Union.
“I am proud of our achievements. Our work here has been the highlight of my career. “
The bomb announcement came only a few hours after Trump Vindman had been fired from the National Security Council after the army officer had testified against him during the investigation of allegations.
Vindman was escorted to the building and told that his services were no longer needed, CNN reported.
Vindman and Gordon Sondland (above) both testified in the investigation of allegations
Meanwhile, Donald Trump Jr tweeted about Friday’s cleansing and said, “Give me a moment to thank – and this can be a bit of a surprise – Adam Schiff.” Without his research skills, @realDonaldTrump might have had a harder time unraveling who had to be fired. Thank you, Adam #FullOfSchiff ‘.
Earlier in the day, Vindman’s lawyer, David Pressman, issued a statement about the resignation of his client from the White House.
“Today, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman was escorted from the White House, where he dutifully served his country and his president.”
“He does this once he has spoken in public, and only after a summons from the US Congress.”
He indicated that Vindman was fired because of his testimony to the House.
“There is no question in the mind of an American why this man’s work is over, why this country now employs one less soldier at the White House,” said Pressman.
Vindman’s twin brother Yevgeny Vindman, a lawyer from the National Security Council, walked down the White House grounds next to him. He was also fired.
Earlier in the day, the president did not deny the reports of the impending dismissal of Alexander Vindman.
“I’m not happy with him. Do I have to be happy with him? I am not, “he told White House reporters on Friday who asked him about Vindman.
Vindman, an assistant to the National Security Council, oversaw US policy towards Ukraine in his role at the NSC.
President Donald Trump is preparing to push out Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman from the White House
National Security Council Assistant Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, left, and his twin brother, Yevgeny Vindman, right, in November last year
Vindman, who received the Purple Heart after being wounded in Iraq, had told NSC officials that he was planning to leave that assignment early and leave by the end of the month, sources told the newspaper, but Trump wants a symbol of the army officer now that the president has been acquitted by the senate.
Vindman testified at Trump’s accusation on November 19, while Sondland gave his damn witness the next day.
Vindman, a Ukrainian immigrant whose father brought his family from the former Soviet Union to the United States, testified in the investigation into the accusation of the House after a summons from Congress.
Vindman was the first White House assistant to testify during the telephone conversation on July 25 between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Dressed in his full army uniform, he told lawmakers that he believed Trump was acting “improperly” during the call.
At the time of the phone call, Vindman reported concern that President Trump asked Zelensky to investigate Joe and Hunter Biden, in particular Hunter’s work for the Ukrainian gas company Burisma.
“I was worried about the call. I did not think it was right to demand that a foreign government investigate a US citizen, and I was worried about the implications for US government support for Ukraine. I realized that if Ukraine were to investigate the Bidens and Burisma, this would probably be interpreted as a partisan representation that would undoubtedly result in Ukraine losing to the two-part support it has maintained so far. This would all undermine US national security, “he told House investigators.
Meanwhile, the damned testimony from Sondland came the next day.
Sondland told the legislators that a “quid pro quo” was underway in US policy towards Ukraine.
Vindman was the first White House assistant to testify during the telephone conversation on July 25 between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky
Sondland told lawmakers that during his testimony there was a “quid pro quo” in US policy towards Ukraine
The ambassador, who was in charge of Trump’s relations with Ukraine, said it was his understanding that the request of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for a meeting with the White House with Trump was dependent on his opening investigation into the Bidens and the 2016 elections.
Sondland said he had not been told why American aid had been put on hold in Ukraine, but said he suspected it was part of the “quid pro quo.”
Republicans point out that Ukraine has received help, although democrats claim that this only happened after it was revealed that Trump was stopping it.
Trump responded by claiming that he “hardly knows” Sondland.
Jennifer Williams, who worked for Mike Pence and testified about the house accusation, left the vice president’s office
In addition, the White House staff are now allegedly weighing down other officials who have testified to remove or reassign.
Jennifer Williams, who worked for Mike Pence and testified about the accusation of the House, left the vice-president’s office for a new position at Central Command.
Her exit came two months earlier than a planned departure in March.
Trump also shot a warning shot at Democratic senator Joe Manchin. The senator in West Virginia comes from a state that the president bore in the 2016 elections. Trump has tried to pursue Manchin for the Republican Party with no result.
Manchin voted to convict Trump for both charges in the process of depositing the Senate, which the President noted. He also noted that Manchin’s co-senator, Republican Shelley Moore Capito, voted on both charges for his acquittal.
Donald Trump also fired a warning shot at West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin
“I was very surprised and disappointed that Senator Joe Manchin from West Virginia voted against me about the completely biased Hoax of the Democrat. No president has done more for the wonderful people of West Virginia than I (pensions), and it will always be that way, “tweeted the president on Friday afternoon.
“Every Republican Senator except Romney, many very religious people, all very clever, voted against the Impeachment Hoax. @SenCapito was totally in (a great person). I was told by many that Manchin was just a puppet for Schumer & Pelosi. “That’s all he is!” He added.
Republican Senator Mitt Romney, who voted to condemn the president for abusing power, is also expected to feel Trump’s wrath.
On Thursday, during his White House acquaintance celebration, Trump said to Senator Mike Lee – the other Senator from Utah – to deliver a message to the people of that state: “Tell them I’m sorry about Mitt Romney.”
“We can say by far that Mike Lee is the most popular senator in the state,” Trump said.
When he announced his decision about the president on Wednesday, Romney said he expected the Trump to take revenge.
“I am aware that there are people in my party and in my state who strongly reject my decision, and in some circles I will be strongly denounced. I am sure the President and his supporters have been abused. Is there anyone who really believes that I would agree to these consequences, other than from an inevitable belief that my oath to God demanded it from me? , He said during his speech at the Senate.
Mitt Romney cited his faith as the reason for his guilty vote for Trump
Trump threw Romney to use his faith to justify his decision during his remarks during the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday morning.
He did not mention the name Romney, but his meaning was clear.
“I don’t like people who use their faith as justification for doing what they know is wrong,” said the president.
Romney, a devout Mormon, cited his faith as one of the reasons for his guilty voice. He voted to acquit the president for the second indictment: obstruction of Congress.
“The allegations in the articles of deposition are very serious. As a senator jury member, I swore an oath before God to exercise impartial justice. I am deeply religious. My faith is central to who I am. I take an oath before God as a huge consequence. I knew from the start that my own party’s job would be the hardest decision I’ve ever experienced, “Romney said.
The White House has indicated that the president is in a vengeful mood.