National Security Council official, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, has been given the boot – months earlier than expected.
The 44-year old Ukrainian born NSC official wasn’t slated to leave his White House post until July, however, he felt that he would most likely be dismissed sooner, especially after the President was acquitted.
His assumption was indeed correct, as White House officials from the NSC informed Vindman late Friday afternoon his services were no longer required. Moments later a security detail escorted him and his twin brother a National Security Council attorney out of the White House.
Pool reporters camped out on the White House lawn immediately attempted to get some additional information from National Security Council spokesman John Ullyot, who simply stated, “We do not comment on personnel matters.”
The White House had been contemplating soon after the Senate received the two articles of impeachment and after the President’s presumed acquittal that Vindman and his twin brother would have to go.
Vindman, an Obama holdover and a key witness for House Democrats, accused the President of making improper “demands” on Ukraine, suggesting that the Presidents call was somehow “unusual,” despite the President releasing the actual transcript of the July 25th phone call showing no such “demand” was ever made to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.