Key Trump Impeachment Witness Alexander Vindman Is Reportedly Retiring From The Military And He’s Blaming Trump

Oh. My. God.

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United States Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman is leaving the military according to a bombshell breaking report from CNN and his attorney is blaming the Trump White House.

Last year, Vindman served as a key witness in Donald Trump’s formal public impeachment proceedings in the US House of Representatives. It was within moments of the Lieutenant Colonel taking the stand that Donald Trump and his cronies began to bully and vaguely threaten the United States serviceman and former Director for European Affairs for the United States National Security Council — as Vindman refused to follow the Trump narrative or spare Trump’s feelings in lieu of the truth.

And now it seems that the bullying tactics, intimidating, and retaliation against his testimony has followed him outside the House.

Vindman attorney Ambassador David Pressman said that his client has endured a “campaign of bullying, intimidation, and retaliation” that’s a direct result of Donald Trump’s behavior amid the public impeachment proceedings.

“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,” Pressman explained in his statement to CNN

“These are choices that no one in the United States should confront, especially one who has dedicated his life to serving it,” Vindman’s attorney continued, adding that his client “did what the law compelled him to do, and for that, he was bullied by the President and his proxies.”

We now live in a world where the United States government is so infected with supporters of Donald Trump that a respected, renowned soldier is forced to prematurely leave his position within the military because the government of this nation is literally saturated with bullies. And the president is their ring leader.

You can read the full report here.

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