lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, which was an important witness in the rigsretshøringerne about president Donald Trump, leaving the u.s. army.
It happens after the 'bullying, of intimidation and of retaliation' from the Trumps page, notify the Vindmans attorney, David Pressman, on Wednesday.
- After over 21 years of military service, let the lieutenant colonel Alexander Vindman into retirement today, after it has become clear that his future in the institution, he dutifully served, will forever be limited, says the message.
According to the tv station to CNN, there have recently been allegations that The White House has attempted to block that Vindman is being promoted to colonel.
- Through a campaign of bullying, intimidation and retaliation has the president of the UNITED states tried to force the lieutenant colonel Vindman to choose between following the law or make a president happy, goes on in the communication.
the Lawyer writes on to CNN, that Vindman was forced to choose between 'his own promotion or its soldaterkammeraters promotions'.
A senior source in the us department of defense, the Pentagon says, however, to Reuters, secretary of defense Mark Esper has approved Vindmans promotion.
It must have happened on Monday as one of several approvals of promotion in the military. The list of promotions was on the way to be sent to The White House, says the unnamed source.
Vindman is the former Ukraine-advisor for the U.S. government. He was in november 2019 a nøglevidne in rigsretshøringerne that preceded rigsretssagen, where Trump was accused of abuse of power and to thwart the Congress.
Oberstløjtnanten delivered one of the testimonies that were considered as most harmful for Trump.
He explained to Congress that Trump had had a very inappropriate phone conversation with president of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenskij, in July 2019.
It was this telephone call, which was the central focal point for the entire investigation against the u.s. president.
At the time of the insured secretary of defense Mark Esper, to Vindman should not fear reprisals because of his testimony.
But Trump has repeatedly complained Vindman, and designated him as intractable.
In February, the Vindman fired from his job as director of european affairs in the UNITED states's national security council.
He and his twin brother were both escorted out of The White House.
At the time, said his attorney, that 'there is no doubt in americans' minds about why this man has lost his job'.