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Politics Vindman describes 'campaign of bullying, intimidation and retaliation' by Trump, allies in op-ed

09:32  02 august  2020
09:32  02 august  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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intimidation and retaliation ' by Trump , allies in op - ed . to “a campaign of bullying , intimidation and retaliation by President Trump Donald John Trump . “This experience has been painful, but I am not alone in this ignominious fate,” Vindman wrote in a Washington Post op - ed published Saturday.

to “ bullying , intimidation and retaliation ” by Trump and his allies as reasons for his decision to Trump , who was reported to have privately fumed over Vindman ’s testimony, relentlessly attacked Reaction to Vindman ’s op - ed was swift online, with some of Trump ’s ardent supporters, including

Former National Security Council (NSC) member Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman said that his retirement in July was due to "a campaign of bullying, intimidation and retaliation by President Trump and his allies" that hampered the progression of his military career.

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"This experience has been painful, but I am not alone in this ignominious fate," Vindman wrote in a Washington Post op-ed published Saturday.

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Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman has accused the president of “ bullying and intimidation ” and said coming forward in impeachment proceedings I made the difficult decision to retire because a campaign of bullying , intimidation and retaliation by President Trump and his allies forever

Vindman in November testified against Trump and helped secure impeachment. Lt Colonel Alexander Vindman , 45, wrote a scathing op ed in The Washington Post on Saturday - the first He said his promotion was ended due to ' bullying , intimidation and retaliation ' by Trump and his allies .

"The circumstances of my departure might have been more public, yet they are little different from those of dozens of other lifelong public servants who have left this administration with their integrity intact but their careers irreparably harmed," he continued.

Vindman announced last month that he would be retiring from the military, after his attorney said "it has been made clear that his future within the institution he has dutifully served will forever be limited," in a statement.

Last year, Vindman testified before the House Intelligence Committee as part of the House impeachment inquiry into Trump's dealings with Ukraine.

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into President Trump last year and later retired after what he called a campaign of bullying and intimidation by the president and his allies , sharply political opponents,” Colonel Vindman , whose retirement from the Army after more than 21 years of service took effect Saturday, said in his op - ed .

In the op - ed that published Saturday upon retiring from the US Army after more than 21 years of Vindman 's testimony in the impeachment inquiry ultimately prompted Trump to fire him as the top Despite Trump 's retaliation , I stand by that conviction," Vindman wrote, lambasting "the spurious

This week marked one year since the July 25, 2019 call that led to the inquiry, which Vindman was privy to. The former military official maintained was concerned about the exchange between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

During the call, Trump asked Zelensky for political dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden in exchange for vital military aid.

Vindman, among the other State Department and intelligence officials who testified before the committee, was attacked by the president before and after his testimony.

"Supposedly, according to the Corrupt Media, the Ukraine call 'concerned' today's Never Trumper witness," the president tweeted in October, 2019. "Was he on the same call that I was? Can't be possible!"

The former White House national security official was escorted out of the White House in February and told to leave his position after providing his testimony.

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The key impeachment witness said his decision was prompted by a " campaign of bullying , intimidation and retaliation ” by the president and Col. Alexander Vindman on Saturday took aim at President Donald Trump in an op - ed announcing his retirement from the military, in which he likened

"Through a campaign of bullying , intimidation , and retaliation ," Pressman said, "the president of the United States attempted to force LTC Vindman to choose Update: On Thursday, a federal judge ordered the release of Michael Cohen from prison, citing “ retaliation ” from officers who returned him

Vindman continued in his op-ed to say that his concerns over the president's past conduct on the July 25 call were precursors to exposing what he believes is "the corruption of the Trump administration."

"A year ago, unknown to me, my concerns over the president's conduct and the president's efforts to undermine the very foundations of our democracy were precipitating tremors that would ultimately shake loose the facade of good governance and publicly expose the corruption of the Trump administration," Vindman wrote.

The former Lt. Col., whose family emigrated from Ukraine when he was a young boy, compared the current government to that of the former Soviet Union.

"Our national government during the past few years has been more reminiscent of the authoritarian regime my family fled more than 40 years ago than the country I have devoted my life to serving," he wrote.

"Our citizens are being subjected to the same kinds of attacks tyrants launch against their critics and political opponents. Those who choose loyalty to American values and allegiance to the Constitution over devotion to a mendacious president and his enablers are punished."

But despite his criticism of the Trump administration, Vindman concluded his piece saying that he is "hopeful for the future for both my family and for our nation."

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