Impeachment witness about to be removed from White House
One of the Democrats’ key witnesses in their attempt to impeach President Trump is about to be removed.
National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said Alexander Vindman will be removed from the White House and reassigned to another team that he came from before he came to the White House.
That other team is the Defense Department. O’Brien seemed to indicate that this was routine and not related to him being a pro-impeachment witness.
“What we want them to do is take the experience and skills they learned at the White House — take it back to their departments and agencies, and do an even better job there,” O’Brien said.
But the move is likely to draw attention from Democrats who think Trump is duty-bound to have a bunch of bureaucrats in his White House who are not loyal to him but instead dedicated to taking him down.
Vindman made his position on Ukraine clear. “I did not think it was proper to demand that a foreign government investigate a U.S. citizen, and I was worried about the implications for the U.S. government’s support of Ukraine,” he said.
Whether this was routine or not, President Trump deserves a national security staff that is willing to implement his policies as commander-in-chief — not run to Congress and complain every time they don’t get their way.
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