Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who testified in Trump’s impeachment inquiry, has announced his retirement from the Army.
According to The Hill:
Amb. David Pressman, Vindman’s attorney, said in a statement that Vindman is retiring Wednesday “after it has been made clear that his future within the institution he has dutifully served will forever be limited.”
The Washington Post reported last month that government officials expressed concern that Trump would block Vindman’s promotion to full colonel because of his actions during the impeachment inquiry.
Pressman did not explicitly accuse the White House of intervening in the promotion process but said that Trump tried to make his client choose between “protecting his promotion or the promotion of his fellow soldiers.” Pressman accused the president of executing “a campaign of bullying, intimidation, and retaliation.”
“The President of the United States attempted to force LTC Vindman to choose: Between adhering to the law or pleasing a President. Between honoring his oath or protecting his career. Between protecting his promotion or the promotion of his fellow soldiers. These are choices that no one in the United States should confront, especially one who has dedicated his life to serving it,” Pressman said.
President Trump has characterized Vindman as a “never-Trumper” but Defense Secretary Mark Esper has made reassurances that Vindman would not be punished for his testimony.
However, it is reported that he blamed the White House for his retirement.
CNN correspondent Vivian Salama tweeted:
BREAKING: Lt. Col. Vindman to retire from the military. He blames the White House for a "campaign of bullying, intimidation, and retaliation." – CNN's @jimsciutto on right now with the scoop!
— Vivian Salama (@vmsalama) July 8, 2020
Vindman can now openly spy for the Democratic Party and pretend to be legitimate…Good Riddance!
You get passed over for promotion you have two choices retire or stay and not get selected for advancement and get forced out. Quit crying you big baby.
With these liberals it’s always someone else’s fault. Kind of pathetic for him to blame Trump, I guess it’s what losers do. Maybe he shouldn’t have lied for the democrats.
Vindman for President…of Russia.
WHY do idiots have such a hard-on for trashing Russia?! Russia is NOT the enemy!! CHINA is the enemy!! LibTard COMMIES are the enemy!! Russia is probably the only other country on this planet that I’d even (live) move to, if the US were to fall into full Communist! I LOVE Russia!!
DawnieR, the door is open and since your are not a person that loves America and honors The Constitution and willing to support President Trump, do everyone a favor, leave at your earliest opportunity.
Good ole VINDICTIVE VINNIE. A military tribunal with some sodium Pentagon should solve the issue.
Of course this soldier wouldn’t assume any personal responsibility for his situation. Bye, bye Vinnie!!!
He should have been gone 3 1/2 years ago. Don’t let the door hit you on your butt!
Vindman deserves to be “dishonorably discharged” for his treasonous behavior against the USA,
End of story. He’s very fortunate he can chose to retire instead of being dishonorably discharged !!
He knew he violated the oath he took , just didn’t think he would be caught! Typical liberal democrat
finally getting his due! God bless America 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸Trump 2020
dis-honorably retired, not pension or any benefits, he was and is a TRAITOR, no rewards fro him from the country he betrayed. And I hope he has really really bad luck, from this day forward. he is a C.S.C. ( chicken schieet coward)
Saw opportunistic bottom feeders like Vindman all during my career in government. They were shunned by the career professionals because you never knew when they would stab you in the back to advance their career. This bottom feeding punk rolled the dice and now he is paying the price.
He is one of the ones who tried to “fire” Trump against the will of the voters.
Vindman admitted lying before, so he could be lying now to advance a liberal smear campaign against Mr. Trump. IMO he should not be promoted if he lied. That is reason to revoke any security clearance or access. JMO
He could go to work with his supporters at CNN with their partner, Ukraine or Russia , because they don’t represent the US.
CNN is probably recruiting him as we speak..
Is was widely reported as the source for the “whistle-blower,” who to this day has not been “officially” revealed. He was a political operative for the Democrats, working undercover in the White House specifially against the duly-elected president of the US. His anger and revenge stemmed from the fact that Trump did not “follow his talking points” in his meeting with the new president of Ukraine. This is not “honorable military behavior,” but biased political behavior.
Another POS bites the dust.Should have been gone a long time ago
We should all be happy this pseudo military officer was never trusted to command military battlefield campaigns! I base this on his own wishy-washy testimony at the travesty impeachment of DJT! This man could not remember for five minutes what he had heard or said! His testimony should have been “facts and truth” NOT what he “felt’, for crying out loud, or what he thought! He was willing to bring his “nothing” testimony to the American people, hoping to destroy this President’s administration! He should have hung his head in shame and retired immediately! But no, he is a typical liberal pansy who will do anything to anyone anytime and expects to be accepted without any questions by the “little people” he views from his lofty liberal elitest position! He is just another liberal with TDS who sold his soul to the devil in his attempt to get rid of DJT!
Don’t let the door hit you in the A$$ on the way out your phony.
People don’t even realize JUST HOW MANY COMMIES that are in our Military!!! When Barry Davis (aka Obama) was in the WH, he PURGED the military of ALL (most) of the America-loving Patriots……and we were left with Commies (and NAZIS). WHY isn’t POTUS Trump PURGING our Military of ALL of these Anti-American FILTH??
What also needs to be done, is we need to start REVOKING CITIZENSHIP of people in this country!!! If you want to be a Commie?……that’s fine; go and be one in your fav Commie country!! Because you are NO LONGER A CITIZEN OF THE U.S.A.!!!
Thrilled that the Soviet is gone. Deep State Actors are retreating and for good reasons. Guantanamo ‘s Tropical Beach Resort is being prepped for their long stay. How fitting a communist Island.
He’s probably signed a contract with MSNBC or CNN to support his other Liberal/lefty friends. They can lie…and then he’ll back them up by swearing to it. What else is new.
Goodbye, and good riddance!
Good riddance to bad rubbish. Vindman don’t let the door hit you in the a** on the way out.
He knew he was wrong, especially coming from a high rank officer. His testimony was all he said she said. What kind of treatment was he expecting after he knew damn well he had no case. I would like to see how he would have reacted, if one of his subordinates did it to him? Dont need those kind of officers in charge. That is why some of us retire early too. Because of officers like him.
a good sniper needs to put vindman in their sights.
KEEP THE SNAKE AWAY…….
Vindman will forever be a wannabe a Full Colonel, & will always be remembered as a LOSER. A born and bred Ukranian LOSER!
In life you choose your path and it is obvious as a Pansy he decided to follow the wrong one, and end up with the short end of the stick.