Of course, the democrats and a certain Finnish US political analyst insist he’s being a tyrant when these are mere employees serving at his pleasure…
Trump Defends Removal of Impeachment Witness
Washington (AFP) – President Donald Trump on Saturday defended his decision to fire an army officer who gave damning evidence against him during the impeachment probe.
Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman was escorted Friday out of the White House, where he worked on the National Security Council as an expert on Ukraine. His lawyer called the move an act of revenge by the president, two days after he was acquitted by the Senate.
Vindman was present during a now famous July 25 phone call during which Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to open an investigation into his political rival Joe Biden.
House Democrats who impeached Trump on allegations of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress argued that the call was part of a concerted effort to coerce a weak foreign ally at war with Russia into helping him cheat in November’s presidential election.
Subpoenaed by Congress to testify at the House impeachment hearings, the Ukrainian-born Vindman, who received a Purple Heart for wounds suffered in Iraq, said Trump’s actions were “improper.”
That testimony helped build the case leading to Trump becoming only the third president ever impeached by Congress.
Trump attacked Vindman in a tweet on Saturday.