Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman has now been removed from the National Security Council, as is reported below:
#BREAKING on @OANN: Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman was seen being escorted out of the White House this afternoon following speculation the Trump Administration was looking to take action against him following the impeachment trial. #OANN
— Adonis Albright (@AdonisAlbright) February 7, 2020
Lt. Col. #Vindman has been removed from NSC post six months earlier than from when his assignment would have expired. Whether this is unlawful retaliation, we shall see. “Escorting” him off WH grounds was definitely tacky at a minimum.https://t.co/BT6jCopg73
— Mark S. Zaid (@MarkSZaidEsq) February 7, 2020
Zaid would know, and it sounds like he’s going to sue on the grounds that this was unlawful retaliation.
As we reported earlier, the White House NSC says they are downsizing because the NSC has gotten too big, from 100 people in the Bush administration to 250 under Obama.
Vindman’s lawyer confirms…
Full statement from LTC Vindman attorney David Pressman:
“The truth has cost LTC Alexander Vindman his job, his career, and his privacy.”
— Olivia Gazis (@Olivia_Gazis) February 7, 2020