Impeachment Witness Colonel Vindman Will Retire From Military
On Wednesday, Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman, who served as a major impeachment in President Trump’s impeachment trial, announced he will retire after 21 years due to fears of being forever “limited” from his impeachment testimony.
Today I officially requested retirement from the US Army, an organization I love. My family and I look forward to the next chapter of our lives. pic.twitter.com/h2D9MRUHY2
— Alexander S. Vindman (@AVindman) July 8, 2020
In a statement, Ambassador David Pressman, Vindman’s lawyer, said:
“Through 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 added.
In his testimony, Vindman said that Trump’s push for Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden for corruption was “inappropriate” and that a “sense of duty” caused him to report it. In February, Vindman was fired from the position of leading Ukraine expert at the National Security Council for insubordination.
Wonder how long it will take for Vindman to get his CNN contract.