New Yorker: “in a final act of revenge,” WH made clear “Trump opposed Vindman’s promotion. Senior Administration officials told Esper and Ryan McCarthy, the Secretary of the Army, to dig for misconduct that would justify blocking Vindman’s promotion.”
That Esper did not submit his resignation the instant Vindman announced his retirement is shameful. He PROMISED to protect this soldier from retaliation. I know we’re all in outrage overload, but if you care about our govt, do not forget this moment.
Out-fucking-rageous: “Senior Administration officials told Esper and Ryan McCarthy, the Secretary of the Army, to dig for misconduct that would justify blocking Vindman’s promotion. They couldn’t find anything, multiple sources told me.”
The White House recently made clear that Trump opposed Vindman's promotion. Senior admin officials told the Defense and Army Secretaries to dig for misconduct that would justify blocking Vindman's promotion. They couldn't find anything, sources said.
Marie Yovanovitch, on Lt. Col. Vindman: "Alex should have received the honor and thanks and recognition of the nation. He deserved better than this. Our country deserved better than this."
My piece on #Trump 's impeachment revenge: Bullying Alex into retiring. The inside story of the quirk of history that led Vindman to end up w/ #NSC portfolio on Ukraine and the fateful impeachment hearing.
“After Vindman’s testimony, Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Deputy Secretary of Defense David Norquist promised that the Department would protect from retaliation. That proved untrue.” via