Impeachment witness Alexander Vindman escorted from White House
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman was escorted out of the White House on Friday and told to leave his position at the National Security Council (NSC), according to a statement released by his attorney.
Vindman was one of the key witnesses who testified in connection with the House impeachment inquiry about President Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian president during which Trump raised investigations of former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden’s dealings in Ukraine.
When asked for comment Friday, National Security Council spokesman John Ullyot said the NSC does not comment on personnel matters.
Trump earlier Friday declined to say whether he wanted Vindman to be fired, amid reports that he was expected to push for the aide’s ouster from the NSC.
“Well, I’m not happy with him. You think I’m supposed to be happy with him? I’m not. They’ll make that decision. You’ll be hearing. They’ll make a decision,” he said.