strong op ed by Lt Col Alexander Vindman, (ret)

just up at the website of The Washington Post,  and titled Alexander Vindman: Coming forward ended my career. I still believe doing what’s right matters. Here is how he begins: After 21 years, six months and 10 days of active military service, I am now a civilian. I made the difficult decision to retire because…

Army won't investigate Vindman, despite Trump's urging

Guess we haven’t gone full banana republic just yet. Or else the banana is still green. But you know how little time it takes for a banana to rot. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said on Friday at a National Press Club event that Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman would not be investigated for his role in…

McCabe Will NOT Be Charged [UPDATE: Vindman Also Won't be Investigated]

WaPo is breaking the news: Justice Dept. won’t charge Andrew McCabe, the former FBI official who authorized the investigation of President Trump The Justice Department will not bring charges against former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe for lying to investigators about a media disclosure, according to people familiar with the matter and McCabe’s legal team,…

Lt. Colonel Vindman Fired.

TPM (Bolds mine) “On Sunday, National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who gave a bombshell testimony in the House impeachment investigation last month on President Donald Trump’s Ukraine scheme, will be removed from his post at the White House National Security Council… …The national security adviser said Vindman, who currently serves…

Lt. Colonel Vindman Fired. Updated.

TPM (Bolds mine) “On Sunday, National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who gave a bombshell testimony in the House impeachment investigation last month on President Donald Trump’s Ukraine scheme, will be removed from his post at the White House National Security Council… …The national security adviser said Vindman, who currently serves…

CORRECTED: Lt. Colonel Vindman's Status at the NSC Remains Unclear

  Admin note: Diary title edited by Admin after diarist refused to correct with accurate title. TPM (Bolds mine) “On Sunday, National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who gave a bombshell testimony in the House impeachment investigation last month on President Donald Trump’s Ukraine scheme, will be removed from his post…

now available: Fiona Hill and Alexander Vindman transcripts of depositions

Hand grenade and a “drug deal”. Updates to come, there is a lot of traffic at the links, so please be patient The transcript for Vindman can be found here, and Hill’s transcript is here. House investigators have released the deposition of Fiona Hill, who until earlier this year served as the top Russia policy specialist on the national…

the Three Amigos plus Rudy, are now in more trouble after the Vindman testimony

Rudy and the “three amigos” (Volker, Sondland, Perry) seem now more exposed after the building depositions that destroyed GOP process objections. And then there’s Pence who will be revealed to know more, as well as Mulvaney. NEW: Vindman’s testimony appears to contradict Rick Perry's ardent denials that he ever heard the Bidens discussed as part of…