After he testified in the impeachment of US President Donald Trump, then-US national security adviser Alexander Vindman was fired and escorted out of the White House, his lawyer revealed. A twin brother, Yevgeny, who served as a senior lawyer on the National Security Council, was also removed.
US President Donald Trump has warned that NSC adviser Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, who has been fired by the White House fired after testifying against him in the impeachment trial, could face disciplinary action from the military.
Several days after he and twin brother Yevgeny Vindman, who served as a senior NSC lawyer, were removed – although the latter did not testify in the hearings – Trump accused Alexander Vindman of reporting “very inaccurate things” concerning what the president charcterized as a “perfect” telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“It turned out that what he reported was very different. And also when you look at the person he reports to, said horrible things, avoided the chain of command, leaked, did a lot of bad things. And so we sent him on his way to a much different location, and the military can handle him anyway they want,” Trump told journalists at the White House, while signing a veterans bill.
Asked a follow-up question about what he meant by “the military can handle him,” Trump detailed what an official who has been fired by the White House could expect.