The President called Vindman a “dishonest” person who allowed information to leak and did not follow the chain of command.
President Donald Trump on Saturday explained the reasons why he fired Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman from the White House – a witness at the impeachment hearing in the House of Representatives, a former adviser to the National Security Council. The President described Vindman as a “dishonest” person, saying that the Lieutenant Colonel provided incorrect information about the content of Trump’s “flawless” phone conversation with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky.
In a tweet, the President wrote that the “fake media” continues to “talk about Lieutenant Colonel Vindman, as if all I have to think about is how great he is.”
“I don’t know him, I’ve never spoken to him or met him (as far as I remember), but he was very dishonest, incorrectly reporting the contents of my impeccable phone conversations,” the President wrote.
….was given a horrendous report by his superior, the man he reported to, who publicly stated that Vindman had problems with judgement, adhering to the chain of command and leaking information. In other words, “OUT”.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 8, 2020
Trump added that Vindman’s former boss gave his subordinate a “terrible recommendation… publicly stating that Vindman had problems with common sense, subordination to higher authorities, and leaking information. In other words, get out!”
Vindman was one of two witnesses who provided the most dangerous testimony for the President during the impeachment process in the House of Representatives. Both witnesses were dismissed from the administration on Friday. According to the Associated Press, referring to the military command, both of them were transferred to serve in the US Army.