Vindman Removed From White House Job, Retaliation


Every single citizen paying attention knew this was coming. Trump could care less how things “appear,” he is going to be backed-up by every single Republican and is, now, near a full dictator.

Vindman has been relieved of his White House post. Vindman will go back to DOD, but he’ll go back temporarily, the punishment will continue until complete. He upset the man, and no one upsets this man without retaliation. From Talking Points:

“Lieutenant Colonel Vindman, who has testified under oath, is serving on the National Security Council currently,” CBS News’s “Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan said during her interview with O’Brien. “Will he continue to work for you despite testifying against the President?”

“Well look, one of the things that I’ve talked about is that we’re streamlining the National Security Council,” O’Brien replied. “It got bloated to like 236 people up from 100 in the Bush administration under President Obama.”

He absolutely is “streamlining” the department and it is absolutely because they believe it is “bloated” with Obama people. It is just that they streamline by picking people who have had the audacity to cross Trump.

What is really cruel at this point is that Trump and company are not even really disputing Vindman’s testimony. They are flat stating that they had to investigate this and it is right to withhold money in order to do so, and by the way, without the identity of the whistleblower, it’s invalid anyway.

This is purely punitive.

When Brennan asked O’Brien to confirm that the decision is not retaliation against Vindman, whom Trump has baselessly accused of being a “Never Trumper,” the national security adviser’s response was that he personally had never retaliated against anyone.

I have no doubt this is true. The order came down from the top. O’Brien is saying it without saying it.

Just another shot in daylight, another murder on 5th Avenue, another act that will be backed by everyone in the White House and everyone Republican in Congress.

This is just where we are.


Peace, y’all

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8 Comments on "Vindman Removed From White House Job, Retaliation"

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Cheryl Lawrence

If he hasn’t been thrown out of the army he might be safer working elsewhere. Trump is vindictive and it’s not safe in the WhiteHouse just yet.

p j evans

NSC isn’t a permanent position, but it sure looks like retaliation, especially with their excuse that they’re “streamlining” and will be replacing them with new people. (I think it’s an excuse to get rid of the honest members and put in more sycophants.)
Vindman will probably be safer at the Pentagon for the next year or so.

The spin about “streamlining” should fill every GOPer’s heart (if such a thing actually exists) and should absolutely terrify every MAGAt. I mean, Trump and his “administration” are *supposedly* about “Making America Great Again” (that’s been the line for 3 1/2 years now) and Trump and his people believe the best way to do that is to “streamline” the NATIONAL SECURITY Council? A group that’s supposed to be about PROTECTING AMERICA and its best interests? Now, if it could be proved (which of course, it can’t) that there’s a lot of redundancy and duplication of effort within the NSC, streamlining… Read more »
chris whitley

You don’t call it streamlining a department when you only remove one person. And everyone should look at this. This is what the orange moron does to people he doesn’t like. Now consider if you are the whistleblower. You actually think trump will take him out to dinner or just take him out. Remember Epstein. He had stuff on trump?

gettin too old for this sh!t
gettin too old for this sh!t

Nothing to see here; move along.

So this man comes forward, tells the truth about traitortrump’s extortionist phone call and now we acknowledge that Col. Vindman is being retaliated against, and so that’s it? This man put his career on the line for American democracy its presidency and the rules and protocols that are supposed to be part of this high office and HE gets kicked out without even a winper of protest from Democrats in Congress? If yhey don’t fight like hell to get Col. Vindman his job back or an equally prestigious one, when why expect anyone else with intimate knowledge of traitortrump’s corrupt… Read more »
Cheryl Lawrence

Vindman is now out of the way of the runaway train. He is being treated poorly with minimum reason but Trump feels things that thwart him very strongly. With a n amount of time he may be forgotten
Looking at this humanely, there is very little anyone can do at the moment to change things. Perhaps he should get his JD and wait for the air air to clear. He’s got the honesty of a judge.