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Marsha Blackburn Draws Ire of Trump Foes as She Exposes Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman

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posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 03:06 PM
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Looks like U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) has been busy researching and exposing that one key witness in the House hearings.

The witness is Lt. Colonel Vindman !!!

We always knew he was a Trump hating deep state operative inside the Whitehouse !!

Now he's more exposed than ever 😎

His testimony was suspicious and obviously scripted in favor of biased Democrats.

Time for him to get back on the horse he rode in on and take his uniform too 😃



Over the Target: Marsha Blackburn Draws Ire of Trump Foes as She Exposes Key Impeachment Figure Vindman

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) has drawn fire from across the anti-Donald Trump political spectrum the past few days as she has publicly challenged the fake establishment built around key impeachment figure and Democrat witness Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman.

Vindman infamously testified in his full military uniform–despite the fact he does not wear it to work at the National Security Council (NSC)–before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) during the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry stage last year helping build their case to pass articles of Impeachment before Christmas. The “impeachment managers,” the top Democrats that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has appointed to argue the Democrats’ partisan case for removing President Trump from office before the U.S. Senate, have repeatedly invoked Vindman’s testimony over the course of this week, where Democrats have finally finished their opening arguments after three long days of that and a previous late night on Tuesday in the Senate where they used a series of meaningless amendments to buy more time to press their case on the Senate floor.

But it is a series of tweets from Blackburn that have infuriated the president’s enemies, Never Trumpers and Democrats alike, where the freshman U.S. senator and conservative firebrand from Tennessee–a strong ally of the president–has called for the truth to finally come out about Vindman and others’ role in orchestrating this entire impeachment charade from the beginning.

Everything Blackburn has said about Vindman is factually accurate.






posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 03:15 PM
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Well, what has she revealed ?



posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 03:28 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

You forgot to add what she said.


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posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 03:47 PM
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a reply to: toolgal462

Oh man... There is A LOT. Gonna be easier if you went to the link and read it. What a snake @#$^!

Someone should arrest this guy and charge him with conspiracy to overthrow the US PoTUS. Take the rest of the democratic house with him.


So it REALLY WAS the Russians.. Who knew. lol

Though.... not quite the way all of those bastards tried to make everyone believe.


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posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 03:59 PM
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As a retired Army Officer and prior Marine I don't care about his viewpoints or politics. What I do care about is that fat suit uniform he was wearing. He was popping out of it and would not pass a military inspection in it or a BMI test given during the bi-annual Physical Fitness Test. He would have flunked both. He should have never worn it. Go with a normal suit that fits.
Hopefully his CO reprimanded him formally.



posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 04:01 PM
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a reply to: StallionDuck

Link please? I'm not on twitter.



posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 04:05 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

That's it? He wore a uniform to an impeachment hearing where in every day life he wears normal clothes.

Outraged here!!!

Of with his head!

Peace



posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 04:05 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

One little tidbit I picked up from the article was that Ciaramella and Vindman continued to communicate via interagency meetings, even after he left the White House for the CIA.

Do I remember a certain presidential order creating a free flow of information between all 17 agencies just before he left office?

I swear I do
edit on 25-1-2020 by BlueJacket because: sp


ETA ah right, I knew this sounded familiar:www.engadget.com...
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posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 04:06 PM
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a reply to: toolgal462

In the OP but here ya go:

- Source


ETA: Added some quotes from the story

Reporter

Vindman infamously testified in his full military uniform–despite the fact he does not wear it to work at the National Security Council (NSC)–before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) during the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry stage last year helping build their case to pass articles of Impeachment before Christmas.


Blackburn

Adam Schiff is hailing Alexander Vindman as an American patriot.
How patriotic is it to badmouth and ridicule our great nation in front of Russia, America’s greatest enemy?
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) January 23, 2020


Reporter

As she points out, Vindman was reprimanded earlier in his military career for badmouthing the United States in front of Russian military officials.

“Before he was detailed to the White House, Vindman served in the U.S. Army, where he once received a reprimand from a superior officer for badmouthing and ridiculing America in front of Russian soldiers his unit was training with during a joint 2012 exercise in Germany,” RealClearPolitics’ Paul Sperry wrote on January 22.


Blackburn


Alexander Vindman broke the chain of command and leaked the contents of the President’s July 25th phone call to his pal, the “whistleblower.” Over a policy dispute with the President!
How is that not vindictive?
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) January 23, 2020


Reporter

as HPSCI chairman and Pelosi-designated “impeachment manager” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) claimed on the floor of the Senate this week that Vindman was not “vindictive”–Vindman’s decision to circumvent his chain of command to leak the contents of the president’s call with Ukraine’s president was “vindictive.”

First and foremost, Vindman admitted openly during his testimony before HPSCI last year under questioning from ranking GOP member Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) that he leaked the contents of President Trump’s call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to two officials who were not in the White House. Vindman claimed during his testimony then that these two officials he leaked the call to were “cleared U.S. government officials with appropriate need to know.” While Vindman claimed under oath he did not know who the whistleblower was, Schiff intervened saying that answering Nunes’s questions identifying the individuals outside the White House to whom Vindman leaked the Trump-Zelensky call details may out the identity of the whistleblower who filed the original complaint.

The person who filed the complaint has been long been–and was at the time of this hearing–publicly reported to have been CIA official Eric Ciaramella. According to a follow-up report published this week by the outlet that first reported Ciaramella’s identity, RealClearPolitics, Vindman was the person who leaked the call details to Ciaramella.

“A mutual ally in the National Security Council who was one of the White House officials authorized to listen in on Trump’s July 25 conversation with Ukraine’s president leaked it to Ciaramella the next day — July 26 — according to former NSC co-workers and congressional sources,” RealClearPolitics’ Sperry wrote. “The friend, Ukraine-born Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, held Ciaramella’s old position at the NSC as director for Ukraine. Although Ciaramella had left the White House to return to the CIA in mid-2017, the two officials continued to collaborate through interagency meetings.”

In essence, what that means is that according to this investigation published by RealClearPolitics and Vindman’s actually testimony before HPSCI during the impeachment proceedings in the House of Representatives, Blackburn was correct when she tweeted that Vindman leaked the call details to the alleged whistleblower.

What’s more, Tim Morrison at the NSC–Vindman’s boss in the White House–testified during the impeachment hearings that the lieutenant colonel had an “unfortunate habit” of going around the chain of command like he did by leaking the call details to the two people he confirmed he leaked to during the HPSCI hearings.


Blackburn


Vindman’s commanding officer, Army Lt. Col. Jim Hickman: “Do not let the uniform fool you. He is a political activist in uniform.”
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) January 24, 2020


Reporter


Then Blackburn followed up later with a third tweet noting that Vindman’s now former superior officer, now retired, has publicly admonished him for being overtly political:

This tweet from Blackburn is also factually accurate. In fact, Lt. Col. Jim Brickman, now retired, has publicly tweeted about Vindman’s overt political activism in uniform:


Hickman


@RepMattGaetz @GOPLeader @Jim_Jordan @DonaldJTrumpJr @GregRubini @QBlueSkyQ @Bluepopcorn8 @EpochTimes
I know LTC Alex Vindman from a Combined US-Russian exercise called Atlas Vision 12 in Grafenwoher, GE. He worked w/the Russian Embassy & I was assigned to the JMTC (Joint… pic.twitter.com/G0gQQAFROf
— LTC (R) Jim Hickman (@Jim_Hickman13) November 1, 2019


Hickman


…not your professional, field-grade officer, who has the character & integrity to do the right thing. Do not let the uniform fool you…he is a political activist in uniform. I pray our nation will drop this hate, vitriol & division, & unite as our founding fathers intended!🇺🇸
— LTC (R) Jim Hickman (@Jim_Hickman13) November 1, 2019


Reporter

What’s more, Hickman has also confirmed that Vindman was reprimanded for badmouthing the United States to Russian soldiers:


Hickman


…Russian Soldiers, as well as the young Officers & GS Employees about America, Russia, & Obama. He was apologetic of American culture, laughed about Americans not being educated or worldly, & really talked up Obama & globalism to the point of uncomfortable. He would speak…
— LTC (R) Jim Hickman (@Jim_Hickman13) November 1, 2019


Reporter

Hickman’s boss, Thomas Lasch, corroborated the story of Vindman disparaging the United States to Russians and him being reprimanded for it:


Lasch


Jim, I remember exercise ATLAS VISION and this incident. I was your Boss at the time and was satisfied when you told me that you "took care of it" (meaning then MAJ Vindman's disparaging comments about the U.S. to the Russians ) and I just put things together this past week.
— Thomas Lasch (@ThomasLasch1) November 2, 2019


Reporter

So, again, Blackburn’s third tweet on Vindman was also factually accurate. Then, she went on Fox News with Laura Ingraham to double down on all the serious questions about Vindman:


Blackburn


The American people deserve the truth on the “whistleblower,” Vindman and how this impeachment got started. pic.twitter.com/halfuwJYbV
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) January 24, 2020


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posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 04:10 PM
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originally posted by: operation mindcrime
a reply to: xuenchen

That's it? He wore a uniform to an impeachment hearing where in every day life he wears normal clothes.

Outraged here!!!

Of with his head!

Peace


As mentioned, it gets quite obvious if you read the article.



posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 04:23 PM
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a reply to: BlueJacket

Yeah wasn't getting that from the OP.

Been reading this politico article because it reads a little easier...

Not really sure what to think of it actually. I don’t think there’s a reason for a personal attack but if you're going to investigate witnesses might as well do it thoroughly but don't make it a public shaming.

Peace


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posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 04:26 PM
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originally posted by: operation mindcrime
a reply to: BlueJacket

Yeah wasn't getting that from the OP.

Been reading this politico article because it reads a little easier...

Not really sure what to think of it actually. I don’t think there’s a reason for a personal attack but if you're going to investigate witnesses might as well do it thoroughly but don't make it a public shaming.

Peace


As opposed to the ringer they're trying to put Trump through.



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posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 04:27 PM
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originally posted by: operation mindcrime
a reply to: xuenchen

That's it? He wore a uniform to an impeachment hearing where in every day life he wears normal clothes.

Outraged here!!!

Of with his head!

Peace


He wore the uniform as a pathetic attempt by the left to give his testimony some credibility.

It was staged.

So now he is a decorated military hero for the left to present to the American public.

His highest commendation is a purple heart... he caught some shrapnel while in theater.

So as a commander he has proven to be pretty much useless.

Now it turns out he is pretty Pro-Russia (which is where he came from) and extremely anti-Trump.

Click on the link in the OP and look at what his previous boss said about him.

Or I'll just help you...


I verbally reprimanded him for his actions, & I'll leave it at that, so as not to be unprofessional myself. The bottom-line is LTC Vindman was a partisan Democrat at least as far back as 2012. So much so, junior officers & soldiers felt uncomfortable around him. This is not your professional, field-grade officer, who has the character & integrity to do the right thing. Do not let the uniform fool you...he is a political activist in uniform.




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posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 04:28 PM
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originally posted by: operation mindcrime
a reply to: xuenchen

That's it? He wore a uniform to an impeachment hearing where in every day life he wears normal clothes.

Outraged here!!!

Of with his head!

Peace


He is a fat load of crap and a first class jerk. And he also looks like a fat slob in a too tight uniform he shouldn't have been wearing.



posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 04:35 PM
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a reply to: StallionDuck
Thank you for providing the info.

Not surprised one bit, the fat load is a giant turd.



posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 04:45 PM
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originally posted by: toolgal462

originally posted by: operation mindcrime
a reply to: xuenchen

That's it? He wore a uniform to an impeachment hearing where in every day life he wears normal clothes.
Outraged here!!! Of with his head! Peace

He is a fat load of crap and a first class jerk. And he also looks like a fat slob in a too tight uniform he shouldn't have been wearing.

Not allowed to wear uniform outside of work (maybe thought this work related as in treasonous; the attempt to illegally remove a sitting President sort of thing). I am surprised he didn't have a mandate before appearing, "Everyone; civilians *especially* must salute me, including the Pizza delivery guy".
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posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 05:02 PM
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originally posted by: vethumanbeing

originally posted by: toolgal462

originally posted by: operation mindcrime
a reply to: xuenchen

That's it? He wore a uniform to an impeachment hearing where in every day life he wears normal clothes.
Outraged here!!! Of with his head! Peace

He is a fat load of crap and a first class jerk. And he also looks like a fat slob in a too tight uniform he shouldn't have been wearing.

Not allowed to wear uniform outside of work (maybe thought this work related as in treasonous; the attempt to remove a sitting President sort of thing). I am surprised he didn't have a mandate before appearing, "Everyone; civilians *especially* must salute me, including the Pizza delivery guy".


He was also supposedly telling people outside of the whitehouse with no clearance, information and 'so say' that was being said IN the whitehouse by the PoTUS. I think that alone is Treason. Isn't there some really harsh penalties for willingly telling secrets? Espionage possibly?

In a REAL court system, I don't think this guy would have gotten past the word GO before they locked him up and asked him for his request of a last meal.

With people like this - we've lost more than our Honor! The word integrity should no longer exists here.



posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 05:08 PM
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originally posted by: toolgal462

originally posted by: operation mindcrime
a reply to: xuenchen

That's it? He wore a uniform to an impeachment hearing where in every day life he wears normal clothes.

Outraged here!!!

Of with his head!

Peace


He is a fat load of crap and a first class jerk. And he also looks like a fat slob in a too tight uniform he shouldn't have been wearing.


More proof that the dems have no respect for any US institutions, for them its about dismantling everything until they get what they want - like a spoiled child trashing their room in rage that Mum & Dad said NO to their pathetic demands.



posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 05:17 PM
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originally posted by: vethumanbeing
a reply to: xuenchen

VHB: Not allowed to wear uniform outside of work (maybe thought this work related as in treasonous; the attempt to illegally remove a sitting President sort of thing). I am surprised he didn't have a mandate before appearing, "Everyone; civilians *especially* must salute me, including the Pizza delivery guy".


Stallionduck: He was also supposedly telling people outside of the whitehouse with no clearance, information and 'so say' that was being said IN the whitehouse by the PoTUS. I think that alone is Treason. Isn't there some really harsh penalties for willingly telling secrets? Espionage possibly?

How does that work? A uniformed 'stool pigeon' in a classified setting loosely lipping in order to sink which ships?

Stallionduck: In a REAL court system, I don't think this guy would have gotten past the word GO before they locked him up and asked him for his request of a last meal.With people like this - we've lost more than our Honor! The word integrity should no longer exists here.

Disgraceful. Is it true he is still employed in the Trump Administration as of yesterday? I'd bust him down to buck private and give him early retirement.
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posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 05:20 PM
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Well, the Ukraine was so impressed with fatty that they offered him a high military position at least 3 times.
That's a patriot!

eta: He has another sweet govt. job waiting for him. lol In Ukraine
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