Seditious Conspiracy / Sketchy Witness – Schiff Blocks Questioning of NSC Staffer Alexander Vindman to Protect Him from Legal Exposure…

Holy smokes, this Alexander Vindman witness is very sketchy. Generally suspected of being “whistle-blower #2”, records show Vindman had numerous contacts with registered foreign agents, while a member of the National Security Council.  [FARA link – pg 4]
Additionally, it is highly likely Vindman leaked the content of presidential phone calls illegally while he was a member of the National Security Council; which explains why Adam Schiff would not permit Vindman to answer questions about who he talked to.


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The New York Times is reporting that sketchy Vindman attempted to manipulate the CIA transcripts of President Trump’s call with Ukraine President Zelenskyy to meet Vindman’s ideological interpretations. [Vindman had a hidden agenda “spying” while inside the NSC]
In an effort to bolster his very sketchy credibility; and likely in an effort to avoid the appearance of sedition; Schiff’s Lawfare staff recommended Vindman wear his military uniform to the hearing today, though Vindman never wore the uniform for his NSC job.

[Link to FARA document – Page 4]

(Open Secrets) – sA little known U.S.-based attorney quietly poured six figures into foreign influence operations for President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, hoping to be rewarded with a job in his administration, foreign agent records identified by OpenSecrets show.
The new Foreign Agent Registration Act records reveal previously unreported meetings with Trump administration officials and details of a six-figure lobbying campaign promoting Zelensky’s interests in the U.S. during the leadup to his election and now-infamous phone call with President Donald Trump.
[…]  Notable among the Trump officials contacted was Alexander Vindman, who oversees European affairs at the National Security Council. Vindman was one of five Trump administration officials chosen for a delegation to Zelensky’s inauguration featured in the whistleblower complaint alongside Kurt Volker, the U.S. special envoy to Ukraine who resigned after fallout from the whistleblower’s allegations. (read more)

President Volodymyr Zelensky and First Lady Olena Zelenska with U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and the U.S. delegation attending the inauguration, which included U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon D. Sondland, the National Security Council’s Director for European Affairs Alexander Vindman and Deputy Chief of Mission for the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine Joseph Pennington.  (Source)

 

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253 Responses to Seditious Conspiracy / Sketchy Witness – Schiff Blocks Questioning of NSC Staffer Alexander Vindman to Protect Him from Legal Exposure…

  1. maggiemoowho says:

    I think Vindman’s brother is the first WB.

    • maggiemoowho says:

      All of Vindman’s financial records, computers, phones, everything should be confiscated, searched and investigated.

      • dufrst says:

        Where is Bill Barr?

        • WhiteBoard says:

          seriously PAUSE.. think, i was a skeptic,,,
          but think
          it is obvious now this scam is being allowed to play out as it is being documented.
          this is the end of deep state – AT LEAST a DEEP STATE NOT ALIGNED TO AMERICA FIRST.. (that is Barrs role, no different than any operator; you really want foreign actors raping a kid with a Bush mask to be the TAKE DOWN AMERICA scandal?)
          there are criminals in this world, but we are a republic, and Obama had some power because he was elected. remember that.
          i think the america first deep state, just showed up in 2013 or wharever time ISIS came… and following Snowden leak… and flexibility, OSAMA (no need kill) event… Extortion 17.
          anyone who doesnt beleive in conspiracies now is a tool of the left.

      • Yes, during a four am raid by swat teams with snipers set up on rooftops covering all exit points, sheriff’s office and their entire array of weaponry and the local PD with at least 8 marked and 6 unmarked cars, two men per vehicle.
        Call cuckhold new network and tip them off then give them time to get set up first. Have them send anderson pooper and fake yapper out for the giant scoop!!
        I keep “insinuating”, it’s all going to blow up in their faces! Now I’m just saying it, again. President Trump came to kick ass and win, and just like us he NEVER tires of winning!

      • GP says:

        “All of Vindman’s financial records, computers, phones, everything should be confiscated, searched and investigated.”
        They should but they won’t. Wake up everyone, they are serious about removing Trump at any cost

    • Juniper55 says:

      Me too.

  2. ShainS says:

    This all reads like a bad “Fusion GPS” Glenn Simpson novel from a year ago. Oh, wait …

    • GB Bari says:

      So now the sleazy Lawfare / Deep State plot is to build a narrative around the dropped words in the phone call that are represented by ellipses in the transcript.
      Great. When nothing exists in a spot in the conversation they can fabricate & claim whatever they want because, if a recording doesn’t exist, no one can refute the fabricated words besides other first hand witnesses who were listening on the phone call. So it boils down to hearsay: He said vs. He said.
      That’s all they have.
      Unless Pelousy & Co’s trip to Ukraine included a fishing expedition for a potential Ukrainian Gov’t. recording of the phone call.

      • It’s the continuation of absolute PHALE! From pee pee tapes that don’t exist to the “imcoupment”, nothing. Nothing but phale.
        But it gets better… President Trump won’t phale us. He will hit back harder, where it counts, and it will be very real. It has to.
        Americans deserve to finally experience liberty.
        Oh, and um… end teh fed!

    • BestBets says:

      I’m viewing this entire matter as performance art. Today Vindman even dressed up in a costume.

  3. Seneca the Elder says:

    One by one, the traitors are being unmasked. Their Satanic plots against our President Trump are indeed worthy of the Prince of Darkness who is their master.
    May the Good Lord watch over our beloved President always.

  4. CoHoBo says:

    Seeing how corrupt things are now compared to how bad I thought they were 3 years ago…it’s scale is almost unimaginable.
    What’s even more unimaginable is how many people actually believe this farce.

    • luke says:

      Yeah, your comment is why we must exude patience with DT’s plan to drain the swamp. It’s deep and mucky as hell but we are dredging it one amoeba at a time.

    • H.R. says:

      CoHoBo: “What’s even more unimaginable is how many people actually believe this farce.”
      Get over it. It’s entirely imaginable, but hang in there with me for a bit and I’ll tell you what you can do.
      My paternal grandfather was smarter, a better thinker, and had more common sense than any of college the graduates with ‘Studies’ degrees nowadays, and he left school after the 8th grade. That was typical for most men at the turn of the 19th century. He would have recognized this [email protected] for what it was in an instant.
      My maternal grandfather only made it – officially – through 2nd grade. He was probably about 10 or 12 when he gave it up. It took him that long because he attended school only when he could be spared from the farm. He could read, write, and cipher and he spent his life working to support his family and educating and informing himself in his off hours. He was certainly nobody’s fool either.
      It is entirely imaginable that a ton of people “believe this farce” given the success of the commies in taking over our public educational system. A huge number of the teachers don’t even know that they have been coopted to brainwash generations, as they were brainwashed themselves by the same system
      None of this is surprising. It’s up to us, the unaffected, eyes wide open, suitably and dutifully appalled to try to open the eyes of as many brainwashed sheeple as we can. If it’s only one person then good. Do what you can do. If it’s 5-6-7, then better. If it’s more than that, then better yet.
      We must all do what we can do. If 63 million of us can only manage to influence one person each, we’ll be just fine.
      Cast your seed to the wind and some will land on fertile ground.
      Don’t kick yourself for taking 3 years to see this [email protected], CoHoBo. Just be glad you did and do what you can now, knowing what you know.

      • There’s a third of the nation living by the Mamet Principle. Has to be.
        Could be less than that at this point though! #WalkAway has morphed into #RunTheBlankAway for some people… gotta love it.
        The best part to me is that UniParty and its human scum are being exposed by our VSG President. Who better to do it?
        🙂

      • HR- the trouble is that it’s not easy to overcome the brainwashing, especially with the so called “educated” ones like my adult children and other relatives. Frightening how effective the Left/ Commies are in that regard.
        And it’s only getting worse. There is no hope for the public schools. Even in my small town they have been taken over by the radical Left/Commie/LGBTQRST/Dem/ agenda.
        God help the parents or anyone else who speaks out against it.

        • GP says:

          HI-Seneca the Elder-sadly you are correct. There are the committed brainwashed and then there are many more that don’t even know they have been brain-washed. Then there are those who couldn’t care less one way or the other. The aggregate of those groups portends a bleak future for this Republic. Many people think (if Trump has survived this committed coup) that 2020 will be a landslide win. I am not one of those many. SD has pointed out many, many times that there are trillions at stake.
          The Dems want Trump gone
          The RINOs want Trump gone
          The EU wants Trump gone
          The Fed wants Trump gone
          The CIA wants Trump gone
          The DOJ wants Trump gone
          The FBI wants Trump gone
          The DS wants Trump gone
          China wants Trump gone
          The MSM wants Trump gone
          The SC wants Trump gone
          Most fed judges want Trump gone
          We are not gonna wake up one day and see all this has changed and/or just magically disappeared. The globalist are not going to allow another 4 years of Trump. The country has been radically changed by the Marxist “slow march through the institutions.”
          I see a time coming when one will have to make a decision to either succumb to the tyranny or withdraw and form small, independent, well-armed groups (communes)

  5. Could Vindman be The NY Times Anonymous Author of the famous WH resistance? With Ghost writer assistance from Lawfare?

    • lotbusyexec says:

      Gosh, there are just SO many possible authors to choose from – God Bless PDJT and may all who are in on this coup burn in hell! The Resistance effort has met its match in PDJT. Stay vigilant treeper’s these turncoats are being exposed quickly. MAGA on!

  6. Mo says:

    Is that ciamarella next to vindman? And Sundance keep blasting Benjamin Wittes we need to get the President to call them out. The whole fking cabal at lawfare needs exposure. Thanks Mo

  7. adam says:

    Maybe Vindman is the guy who supplied “Whistleblower” #1 …

  8. Garavaglia says:

    Nerd

  9. booger71 says:

    Since he still is a Ukrainian citizen, strip him of his Army commission and deport him and his brother.

  10. California Joe says:

    Vindman testified today that he was listening to President Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian President and there was no quid pro quo shakedown by President Trump. In fact, he said that the transcript of the call that President Trump made public was, in fact, accurate. Doesn’t this invalidate and show the initial whistle-blower complaint to the IC OIG was a lie?

  11. Mo says:

    StrangeBird
    @MoForMAGA
    Replying to
    @TheLastRefuge2
    Sundance iv’e been following the treehouse since early 2015. I know you’re on the right track with this Benjamin Wittes et. al lawfare cabal. You have the attention of the congressmen. Let it rip. When it gets to the President he will put them on blast where they should be.
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  12. Soldier/Cop/Grunt, Retired says:

    Extra Note Just For Nancy and Adam: Guys, I have heard both of you and some of your comrades state that your primary concern in this so-called impeachment effort is protecting our democracy and upholding the Constitution. I spent most of my military and civilian police career conducting/supervising investigations. I can say without reservation if I had ever walked into any prosecutor’s office or a courtroom with a case put together in the manner you guys have demonstrated to date you are using there is no doubt in my mind that I would be surprised if all I got were bruises on my backside from being kicked out of the office or courthouse. Most likely I would end up spending some jail time plus loosing my badge. When you violate the President rights in the manner you guys have just far, you are violating the rights of every American. As a soldier I know of only one way to correct this situation. Pray that Donald Trump does not take give us the word to march and do what we do to uphold the Constitution! Soldier/Cop/Grunt, Retired
    Special Note: Any member of the Federal government (past and/or present) who supports the current coup d’ e-tat for any number of made up reasons (and/or those who are too cowardly to state their reasons) are wearing the label of ‘Traitors’ in that their actions indicate they also do not support the protections provided ‘all’ Americans via our Constitution and their very oaths of office.
    Rape, Pillage, Plunder; America You’ve Been Had and It’s Your Own Damn Fault!
    America, you had best wake up! Nancy and the rest of the swamp, globalists, progressives, establishment, oligarchy, left, etc……. are pulling out every weapon at their disposal to destroy the ‘Outsider’ and negate any/all the power left in the hands of his supporters. Unlike past political struggles, if the left and their supporters should win there is no need to return to their old deceptive ways in that all the corruption is now out in the open for all to see. The Biden’s corrupt activities are just a tiny glimpse into the big picture. In short America, if the left succeeds in negating Donald Trump the picture of America’s (and the world’s) future is clear. Feudal lords with their legions of politicians and bureaucrats will rule over a world of mere serfs!
    Have a nice day America, while you still can!
    Charles W. Lauderdale
    Soldier/Cop/Grunt, Retired
    PS
    1. Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
    2. A man who trims himself to suit others will soon whittle himself away!
    3. An ounce of gold cannot buy an ounce of time.
    4. It is far more difficult to judge one’s self than to judge others!

  13. I repeat my earlier suspicions regarding the potential sketchiness of Rick Perry’s resignation just after the Ukrainian allegations began to break … particularly given the snake pit of Obama Holdovers … er EMBEDS operating in Ukrainian-affiliated circles.

  14. Sentient says:

    Yeah, Alexander Vindman was “concerned” about the president asking Ukraine to look into Crowdstrike and the Bidens. So Alexander felt compelled to talk with the attorney for the National Security Council assigned to ethics affairs…his brother, Yevgeny. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Vindman

    • Lester Smith says:

      Low life makes me sick using military uniform as a prop. Straight out of casting. Hey Hollywood were on to you investigate this trader hey hero ever heard of COMSEC. Also who’s the commander in chief. Chain of COMMAND isn’t Shifty Schiffthe commander and chief is Donald J. Trump. How about the oath you took shitbags your a discrace. You have turned your back on your country.

  15. Demo☭rats’ SCAMpeachment:
    [reposted from earlier thread]
    Behind closed doors, Democrats have been
    • FABRICATING Storylines to TAINT the ELECTORATE with “FAKE M$M LEAKS”
    • COACHING Witnesses to PARROT the Storylines
    • DOCTORING EVIDENCE to fit Fraudulent Storylines [Vindman et al]
    • CLOAKING their CORRUPTION in the Congressional SCIF
    • WIPING RECORDS of their CO-CONSPIRACY to OBSTRUCT future Discovery
    https://twitter.com/CongressmanHice/status/1188911223531806721?s=20
    The ship has already sailed on having a fair and transparent process. @RepAdamSchiff poisoned the well on day one.
    The time for a vote was a MONTH ago! This is like the referee showing up halfway into a football game.
    #StopTheSchiffShowhttps://t.co/UH10zgkRIj
    — Rep. Jody Hice (@CongressmanHice) October 28, 2019

    • luke says:

      I noticed in that tweet Meadows refers to it as an impeachment resolution when Pelosi deliberately ran away from that word when asked. Just wondering if there might be something to the use of Meadow’s language? I trust him almost as much as DT so not concerned just curious.

  16. Greg1 says:

    If that pic of Vindman is how he went to congress he’s wearing dress blues. That’s highly unusual for a trip to congress, isn’t it? Why, yes, it is. Ordinarily they wear their Class A dress uniform that is GREEN.
    That’s odd.
    I can’t recall seeing an Army officer wearing dress blues to testify before congress.
    Gives the impression he’s trying to make an impression….

  17. Niagara Frontier says:

    Can the conspiracy be any more obvious? Hell it seems they don’t even try to be clever given the cover they receive from their press lackeys. I see a court martial in this man’s future.

    • De Oppresso Liber says:

      We can only hope he is courts martialed! After Benedict Bergdahl nothing is for certain……he sure looks like a Sad Sack — pudgy, soft, flaccid, weakling of a soldier; an Obama Special we can all be oh, so proud of (spit).
      Also, he’s wearing the branch insignia of the Infantry, complete with jump wings and a friggin’ Ranger Tab! But, “Nooooo……” said the Army, “We haven’t lowered the standards for EARNING awards and decorations.” It is going to take YEARS to get rid of the trash and strap hangers Ol’ Sparklefarts saddled us with.

  18. California Joe says:

    Why hasn’t the FBI arrived to put Vindman in handcuffs by now???

  19. This guy is dirty as all get out

  20. CNN_sucks says:

    Vindman should be concern that he turns out to be a double agent to Ukraine. In other words, spy. Treason and sedition. Lock him up.

  21. NJF says:

    Remember back long ago when POTUS first started talking about declassifying? He said, “I might not be able to reveal it all, it’s much worse then anyone could imagine. The county might not be able to handle it.”
    /paraphrase.

  22. How to THWART the House’s SHAMpeachment fraud.
    [updated from yesterday]
    AG BARR must GO on OFFENSE by SEIZING the INITIATIVE on multiple fronts!
    1. AG Barr immediately APPEALS Judge Howell’s ruling directly to SCOTUS.
    • The House has unconstitutionally tried to intimidate testimony from the Executive Branch.
    • The House has NO authority to Subpoena in search of crimes without an Impeachment Inquiry.
    • The House has NOT launched an Impeachment Inquiry with vote of its entire membership.
    • House actions constitute a SHAMpeachment fraud.
    • District Judges have no Constitutional authority to approve a Congressional SHAMpeachment.
    • Given that the Constitution directs that the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court preside over any Senate Trial following an Impeachment by the House, ONLY SCOTUS can rule on the DUE PROCESS requirements for a Constitutional Impeachment according to the Rule of Law.
    2. AG Barr announces he has launched three CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS that involve the Majority Caucus of the House of Representatives including their members on the Judiciary, Intelligence and Ways & Means Committees:
    • POLITICAL RACKETEERING … $50 Million funneled through Feinstein’s former Chief of Staff
    • SEDITION … Pelosi, Schiff, Vindman et al
    • TREASON … Vindman
    3. AG Barr forwards SUBPOENAS from his designated investigators to the Speaker, Majority Leader and Committee Chairmen requiring that they immediately surrender all records of related testimony and investigations, and that they preserve all historical records until the investigations and any prosecutions have been completed.
    4. NOTIFY Demo☭rat House Leadership that they are Criminal Investigation TARGETS for OBSTRUCTION of JUSTICE (familiar theme for them), including
    • Colluding in a fraudulent SHAMpeachment that fabricated Evidence
    • Rigging Witness Testimony
    • Threatening and intimidating Witnesses
    • Doctoring and withholding or concealing Evidence
    • Using a SCIF in a cover-up of their Obstruction of Justice
    5. INDICT Pelosi and her Committee Chairmen … NOW.
    • The Gang of Eight became willing Accomplices.
    • Start with the Demo☭rat House Leadership leaves the Senate off the hook, but exposed to being taken out, in case they want to raise their heads from their foxholes.
    =====
    All 3 Investigations must tap all NSA and Federal Surveillance powers
    … with ALACRITY.

    • Jan says:

      Fingers crossed, I hope this happens BUT the DOJ is also mostly comprised of never-Trumpers and career lawyers/staff who agree with the Deep State that does not want anything changed and disagree with the policies of this President, i.e., mini-Yates.
      Hopefully, Trump’s legal team is more brilliant than we know, as is White House legal counsel.

    • rororojo says:

      But sadly, he’ll do none of these things.

    • Dutchman says:

      BKR,
      Your action plan, fails because it starts with a flawed assumption; that Barr is a ‘white hat’ A.G., who is going to aggressively defend the President, and push an investigation that will inevitably, as you say, lead directly to Congressional leadership.
      WHY in the WORLD would McConnell have allowed confirmation of an A.G. that would DO that?
      Answer; He,WOULDN’T. Hence, I am sorry to say your ‘action plan’is a fantasy. Sorry, I WISH it were within the realm of possibility.
      Would that Sidney Powell could be appointed A.G., but McConnell would NEVER allow her to be confirmed.
      My hope is that on Nov. 9th, Barr and Wray will be FIRED.
      Then, PDJT will say “I have said all aling, I didn’t WANT to do this, but I have no choice; as Chief Law Enforcement officer, I am personally taking charge of the DOJ and FBI.
      I am hiring, as Councilors to the President (requiring no Congressional approval) Sidney Powell and Sheriff David Clark. And he and they proceed to clean House,…and Senate.
      Thats my second favorite fantasy; my first is PDJT takes a page from So-damn Insanes book.
      During the next State of the Union, Federal Marshalls begin dragging out all the,seditious creatures from the audience, one by one. Seconds after each exits, we hear a gallows trap door being sprung.
      Hey, if we’re gonna fantasize, it just HAS to include HANGINGS, right?

      • I’m “Banking on Barr”, as he’s already launched Step 1 Appeal with Stay granted at Appellate level.
        Practically-speaking, he’s stuck with AG Barr through the 2020 Election.
        The Powell, Clarke and Marshalls approach seems like wishful thinking to me.

        • Dutchman says:

          Oh, well “we’ll see what happens”,…but Fred the Crow is still flying free,,as of now.
          I’m betting on PDJT, but I would never bet on anyone McConnell allowed to be confirmed.
          Like that quote “I would never join a club, that would accept someone like me as a member”,..its kinda like that.
          Anyone Mitch and Lindsey confirm, is automatically suspect in my book, especially anyone involved in investigating the coup.
          Ergo, PDJT will HAVE to take direct control, after the election.
          He simply can NOT settle for another one of McConnells hand picked whitewashers.
          The only alternative is to wade into it, himself.

          • I think that’s why POTUS has gone the “Acting Secretary” route
            … TRY before you BUY.
            … ROTATE in REPLACEMENTS if confirmations get STONEWALLED.

            • Dutchman says:

              Yeah, but that doesn’t really address the underlieing problem. Particularly in KEY positions, like A.G.
              He’s gonna HAVE to step in, personally in order to clean out the DOJ/FBI septic tank, otherwise we will continue to get same old sh*t, different bottle, whether from an ‘acting’ AG, or a hand picked McConnell confirmed AG and FBI director.
              After 2020, it will be time.

    • CountryDoc says:

      That is quite a spread between BKRs view and the Dutch, hinging on whether Barr is a white had or black hat. That is depressing. So if Barr is a black hat masquerading as a white, are we SCREWED?
      Neither of Dutch’s fantasies can happen unless there exists a white component of the Deep State that has actively been cataloging supportive evidence — because we are a republic, and as long as some of the people can be fooled, effective growth to the good will be difficult.
      We have a nation full of citizens ready to fight, but we don’t know what to do with ourselves. The enemy is using our moral standards and respect of law against us, and then they fight dirty outside of those laws – lying, stealing, breaking rules without shame or impunity, and they used the manufactured difference in rules of engagement to whip our ass.
      Sometimes I believe I am watching a Shakespearian play with all the world a stage and all the politicians actors, and in the end I’m going to wake up finding out the life I had was a deception, owning nothing, helpless to help my family and loved ones, and wondering if there is a God.
      I live and work in a medical Deep state. I have 13 years of clinical education and 20 years of intense clinical experience and live in a fairly intimate Mayberry RFD like region. The people I care for and work with I love, but I can’t get them what I need medically. I have to ask the medical deep state permission to do anything, comply with their rules (which have nothing to do with quality and everything to do with diversion of money and power) to do anything.
      That is what is maddening. I grew up knowing there was a God, because all my people walked as if He was there foundation, even with their hypocrisies. These days, what is reality is very hard to decipher.
      Growing up in the church, one of the hard things to figure out is what to do with my warrior within. Christian men are kind, gentle, warm, fuzzy, and don’t fight — was the message. The best examples of how to be a warrior in my circle of reality were women.
      When the chips are down, the world wants a bad ass like Patton, Churchhill, Sherman, or Trump. But when the battle is over, we are too snowflakin’ ashamed of them that we make them go away. Or we shackle them like with did Schwartzkopf so they don’t look too ugly and full justice is not done
      If I look for a warrior with God’s stamp of approval, I have David, Solomon, and Jesus — confusing as hell. Jesus had the ability to be badass like no one else, and his revolution is still effective today, but not in the way I want to see it.
      Looking for a Godly role model of how to be reformer in a broken world is difficult. In the realm of my experience of direct writing, there is Lincoln and Reagan. I don’t feel I know him well, but I think Washington was about the best example of a faithful man there was in American historical political/military leaders. Among clergy, Billy Graham left some impressive tracks.
      I voted for Ben Carson in the primary because I felt he would pray the hardest while the world was going down. God gave us Trump and Carson too — He exceeded my prayers and my faith is stronger for it.
      Me, I find myself among the screw ups who have nothing to boast about save God’s providence and grace: David, Jefferson, Adams, and yes, the Donald — I’d like to develop in myself what he has. And if it comes down to it — I’ll fight to the death along side him.
      Sad thing, though, I think it has come down to that.
      That said, I find more hope here at CTH than anywhere else on the web.

  23. Jase says:

    Hence why I cannot bring myself to believe that Pelosi could ever want this sham to be presented to the Senate for trial.
    Every single so-called witness that Vyshinsky-Schiff has dredged up is so obviously compromised/openly a Dem operative, they would be eviscerated under even the most cursory cross examination.
    Schiff and the Lawfare mob have clearly convinced Pelosi that they can nail Trump with this scheme.
    I wonder if she is starting to think she’s been sold a lemon.

    • GB Bari says:

      Not sure about her “thinking” abilities any more. I think she is only a front for the Schiffty Lawfare group – she’s the outward facing voice of their scheme. She’s an old crooked scheming graft-ridden politician for sure, but IMO this is far too Machiavellian even for her. She can recite certain lines in front of the cameras and mics, but she cannot take impromptu questions and provide coherent answers of any depth.

      • Lepersandwich says:

        I think she’s trying to thread the needle, but is overreacting in the direction of sending impeachment to the Senate because (i) the non-stop impeachment euphoria of the beltway chattering class makes it hard for even corporate dems to maintain a solid grip on reality, and (ii) she has family implicated in Ukraine profiteering like Biden’s. It’s a mistake, but they could get away with it anyway on account of MSM air cover.

        • Dutchman says:

          Or, Pelosi has reason to believe Impeachment efforts fate, in the Senate is not NEARLY the ‘slam dunk’exoneration many seem to think it is.
          Afterall, NOTHING occurs in the Senate, without Mitchs say so, and Mitch HATES DJT.
          As Chairman of Judiciary, Graham would have a very prominent role in crafting the rules, and establishing the procedures, and he is a lieing barstud of the first order, who can’t wait to stab PDJT in the back.
          Oh, and who will ‘Preside’over the Impeachment, as nuetral arbiter and Judge?
          SCOTUS Chief Justice Roberts. Nuff said.
          Pelosi might believe (with good reason) that if shecan get SOME Impeachment motion, no matter how nebulous, to hand of to McConnell and Graham, that they will run with it.
          McConnel and Grahams complicity in the coup, and corruption make them JUST as vulnerable as Pelosi and Schumer, and they have as much motivation to cover up/whitewash the coup, and do ‘whatever it takes’to get PDJT OUT of the Oval office.
          Roberts, too. He should recuse himself, give us Thomas. He knows a thing or two aboutCongressional Lynchings!

          • J.Thomas says:

            Or better yet, Kavanaugh.
            The left is openly tilting the scales. We should not be ashamed to counterbalance.
            The hysteria on leftist cable news would be quite enjoyable to watch.

    • ABN says:

      She & her cabal are in full panic. They have no credible options.

  24. JohnCasper says:

    Vindman should be on his way to a hard time life sentence in Leavenworth. The US Constitution, which he took an oath to, makes the President the head of foreign policy, not some flab faced LTC who puts on his “Dress Blues” to appear, which a lot of people mistake for a bell hop’s or waiter’s uniform at a high priced hotel.
    Even the great 4 Star General MacArthur got fired by President Truman when he went public with his disagreement on foreign policy. And if MacArthur had “manipulated”, as in trying to frame, phone transcripts of any of Truman’s calls, he, even the great MacArthur likely would have gone to Leavenworth. And this flab face is no General Douglas MacArthur.

    • vineyardmh says:

      Douglas MacArthur had 5 stars.
      BTW – so did President Eisenhower. AND – when Eisenhower finished his Presidency, he asked for Congress to act to restore his 5 star rank…and he preferred being called ‘General’ (actual rank as a 5 star is General of the Army) – to being called ‘Mr. President’.

      • cthulhu says:

        Andrew Jackson’s tomb, at The Hermitage outside Nashville, says General Andrew Jackson…..there is no mention of his two terms as President.

    • John- Excellent comment.

  25. teabag14 says:

    Boy howdy! He was all gussied up! Very official looking. Shakin’ in me boots, I am. ?

    • lisabrqwc says:

      I’m wondering what sort of facial moisturizer he uses — his skin looks so doughy and soft. He needs to be at Ft. Leavenworth making little rocks outta big rocks!

  26. wilski says:

    UCMJ. Leavenworth, KS.

  27. Dekester says:

    There are many losers in this farce, PDJT, his family and those who voted for him.
    The reputation of the U.S. is rapidly coming into question. Brennan, Comey, Clinton, Clapper all still running their mouths off. Obama hiding, never questioned. The U.S. MSM ( which we are subjected to here in Canada.) are a blatant propaganda arm of leftists.
    Biden and family milking SUPER PACS.
    Anyone with anything to do do with PDJT or his campaign. Are either in Gaol, under investigation or silenced.
    Tragic really..that said good shall triumph and PDJT will get the last laugh
    God bless PDJT

  28. alliwantissometruth says:

    This is becoming seriously preposterous. An absurd clown show of epic proportions
    Here we have a man in the Oval Office who deals in reality, and wants the rest of the world to follow his lead in order to truly confront and solve pressing problems
    And here’s the democrats, acting like the unhinged, insane, out of control scumbags they are, putting on an absolute clown show, making a mockery of the rule of law and showing the world the US government is made up of clowns, the corrupt and criminal and unhinged radicals
    They’re making a mockery of our country and our system, and we look like absolute fools who allow ourselves to be “governed” by the scum of the earth

    • All- recently thinking along those same lines. Also, what a complete waste the past 3 years have been in terms of the US Congress. They accomplished nothing except to almost destroy our Republic.

  29. Beth02 says:

    Maybe Shiff cut him off because he coordinated with whistleblower and would have named that person during Jim Jordan’s questioning. Whoever whistleblower is, it must be bad or Schiff wouldn’t work so hard to hide him.

  30. negasht7 says:

    People “relevant” and with proper security clearance would include Clapper, Brennan?

  31. TwoLaine says:

    Has he been FIRED Yet? Seditious little brat.

    • I believe Lou Dobbs reported tonight that POTUS fired Vindman today, however, since your question, I cannot find any proof of that in my searches. But I cannot imagine why my husband would lie to me, while I’m cooking dinner…go figger.
      So, I’ve violated a few rules here tonight and for that I am very sorry but I did it for a reason.
      Because someone reading this blog is going to prove me right or wrong and send that message to me loud and clear AND then we’ll all know.
      Thanks to all Treepers for good and not-so-good wishes!
      Hang in there folks…

      • zorrorides says:

        Dear Abigail Straight,
        I haven’t seen any comments on Col Vindman getting fired by our VSG. However, I do want this opportunity to thank every person who cooks dinner, whether a w-o-m-a-m, or male, or even someone who’s kind of in-between. Thank you.
        Cooking dinner is very important. Life as we know it depends on dinner and YOU cook it.
        No sarc, no snark, I mean it from my heart. Thank you for dinner.

        • Kintbury says:

          As one who cooks every day, I except your praise. Perhaps I should print it and put it on my fridge. I have my husband and son at home and that is the one area they are a bit chauvinistic. Occasionally they do cook a breakfast or a dinner but most of the time it is me. My husband is great at cleaning up after me though as I am messy.

  32. Brenrod says:

    The GOP senate should initiate an investigation of the Ukraine investigation, calling the same witnesses where they can be questioned by GOP senators.
    Also the house GOP should be referring witnesses like vindeman To the DOJ for criminal prosecution.

    • Sentient says:

      The main witness in a senate trial should be Schiff. He cooked up this whole thing.

    • Kelly says:

      The GOP senators should get off
      their a$$es an start investigating
      Ukraine ! PDJT kept them in their
      Seats ONLY because of our
      Great President Donald J. Trump!!
      PDJT is the reason why the republican
      party won back votes !!
      And get rid of Burr as chairman of
      the SSCI, he does nothing good
      for the committee but let the
      DemRats run it. An Graham, please
      He has been there for 11 months an
      has done 00 ! We all got his number!
      Waiting for the IG ..
      Hey GOP Reps an GOP senate..,
      don’t be greedy step up an stand
      for our Great President who stepped
      up to SAVE our country not for himself
      But for the PEOPLE!!!

    • Lepersandwich says:

      seem to recall that for the Mueller report witnesses in that investigation couldn’t be tapped for other investigations, which hampered the Horowitz report on FISA. Am I remembering that right, and would that be applicable here? Otherwise, I’m in full agreement!

    • Dutchman says:

      Ah, Brenrod.
      Good THOUGHT, except the Senate Republicons want PDJT gone, even more than Pelosi and Schiff.
      So, no help THERE, thats for SURE.
      And, since,Senate Republicons confirmed Barr, certainly no help there, either.

  33. hocuspocus13 says:

    I read that in early August the Trump Administration cut Vindman off from being included

  34. nobodyspecial1958 says:

    This is a little off topic but I read an article today titled, “Mittens, the Deep State and the on going Coup against Potus” on Red State. Original article was by a Polish writer, and I found it be an amazing article if true. It details how the Russian collusion narrative originated in 2014 and was to be used against whoever ran in 2016. They didn’t know trump would be the nominee. It was for whoever won the nomination.
    It talks a lot about John Brennan and a guy named Joseph Cofer Black and their involvement in the 911 attacks. Both these guy have ties to burisma but the point about mittens is that Black was his foreign policy adviser and mitt wants Trump shut down before it gets him too. It is a long article that covers a lot of territory and has several places you can click to read even more about it. I think the red state article has a good commentary on the original article and helps tie it together with what’s going on. This post doesn’t even scratch the surface of it but the article clears up a lot of thing even if you already understand what’s going on. Well worth the read.

  35. rcogburn says:

    So the guy immigrates from USSR at age 3, goes to college at SUNY Binghamton, then goes off to Iraq and when he comes back, he somehow gets credentialed at Harvard, and in 2008 gets a job working in Russia/Ukraine for the entirety of the Obama years. Hmmmm
    And what about the twin brother, an NSC “ethics” lawyer with an office across the hall in the West Wing?
    “Harvard-educated Alexander Vindman and his twin brother Yevgeny left Ukraine when they were three. Both are now 44-year-old lieutenant colonels working in Trump’s White House on the National Security Council. Alexander is Director for Ukraine and Yevgeny, a military lawyer, works on ethics issues.
    Both twins are married, and they have offices across from one another in the West Wing of the White House,”
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/alexander-vindman-twin-brother-ukrainian-refugees-army-lieutenant-colonels-who-both-now-work-in-trump-white-house

  36. The Boss says:

    I like seeing the article start with “Seditious conspiracy…”
    Just calling it what it is. Nicely for now.

  37. Jim Raclawski says:

    this might be one of the best comedy routines since abbott&costello’ s “”who’s on first”” … gag…
    this ltcol is DEEP STATE …beyond deep state…. his interpretation of foreign policy based on his extensive experiences as a back bencher … really makes me miss the guys banging back and forth…..
    poor guy… real ego butt-hurt that he’s always in the third row back from the big table… he knows how the bus should be driven– just can’t get his hands on the wheel…
    who’s of first… what’ on second?….. almost as good… known many like him…. deep state puke….

  38. JohnCasper says:

    Given the look of Vindman’s face, he’s seen a lot of action
    … at the Old Country Buffet.

  39. Do stop thinking about tomorrow says:

    I read many ideas on how this could be stopped. A simple rule change in the Senate could stop this all in its track
    No bill of Impeachment will be accept by the the Senate unless the minority leader of the house declares they were fairly treated in the Investigation. Order the Sergeant at Arms to Bar an Member of the House from the well of the Senate with out said certification

    • Dutchman says:

      Do Stop;
      Again, your simple solution is based on facts not in evidence i.e. that Senate,Republicons WANT to stop this impeachment train. There is plenty of evidence to indicate just the opposite.
      The blatant inaction of Senate Republicons, in addition to there being complicit in the coup and ongoing ‘deep state’coverup make it obvious.
      The whole Mueller investigation, from day one, was all an attempt to give Senate Republicons an excuse to impeach. After all, the dems needed no such excuse, to justify their impeachment vote to their constituents
      But, the,Republicons did. If PDJT had fired Mueller, Republicons in the Senate would have voted to impeach.
      If PDJT had fallen for the ‘perjury trap’, Senate,Republicons would have voted to impeach.
      And I amnot,at all sure, if Pelosi sends articles of Impeachment to the,Senate, regardless how,flawed the,House invrstigation, that the,Senate,won’t take them up.

  40. T2020 says:

    This whole process is not legitimate. IT’S UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Why aren’t republicans in the house having a sit-in???? They should be protesting this entire fake process!! IT’S. A. LIE!!!!!

  41. islandpalmtrees says:

    Here is how I see it.
    Hillary Clinton enlisted the assistance of a foreign-government(Britain) by seeking assistance from one of their citizens (Steele) to in effect overthrow an elected U.S. president, by bringing doubt, upon his legitimacy. Funding for this action was carried out by paying a proxy Fusion GPS.
    In each case the agents (Lawfare, Steele and American intelligence officials) were funded by sources willing to enlist the assistance of foreign governments in order to overthrow a U.S. president by bringing doubt, upon his legitimacy. This is as I understand it Treason since in each case they worked with the help of a foreign-government to prevent the setting president from completing his term.

    • Dutchman says:

      First off, Steele just gave ‘legitimacy’to the b.s. fusion gps came up with.
      Secondly, Treason statute and legal interpretation is working with, or giving aid and comfort to an ENEMY of the United States, and that has been interpreted as a DECLARED enemy.
      Jane Fonda couldn’t be prosecuted for posing for pics on a Viet Cong AA battery, because Congress had not declared war against N Viet Nam.
      Rediculous, but there you,are.
      England, Australia, Italy are,our ‘allies’, and certainly not declared enemies.
      No LEGAL case for Treason. The Treason Statute needs to be updated, since we haven’t had Congress declare,war,since WW2.
      While we are at it, how about Fisa warrants, to access the NSA database can be authorised not only for,Terrorism and Espionage, but for,Treason and Sedition investigations?
      Oh, but that would require Congress to write and pass the legislation.
      Fox guarding henhouse,…never mind.

      • islandpalmtrees says:

        You may have overlooked this phrase “or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.” Surely, these people have given aid and comfort to our enemies by the intent to Deny the American citizens of the services of the President.
        Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

        • Dutchman says:

          Its not that I agree, but my understanding is legal opinion is that it has to be a DECLARED enemy of the U.S., and THAT requires Congress to DECLARE war.
          Bear in mind the Treason Statutes were written at a much earlier, simpler time; during our FOUNDING.
          Undeclared wars, police actions, etc. were unheard of.
          So, Jane Fonda could NOT be charged with Treason, or John Kerry, even tho they were OBVIOUSLY giving ‘aid and comfort’ to the viet cong, because we hadn’t OFFICIALLY declared war ( by an act of Congress) against North Viet Nam.
          Perhaps thats why Congress enacted seperate laws, regarding giving “material support” to terrorists; because even tho we all know terrorists are our ‘enemies’, Congress hasn’t officially declared war on them,…although I THOUGHT we did, with the act authorising the “use of force” in the ME.
          AH,…but that wasn’t a “Declaration of WAR”, you see how sneaky Congress is?
          The founders created TWO Houses of Congress, to further divide power, because they recognised the power to legislate is inherently the most ‘powerful’.
          They anticipated a tyranny by Congress, and TRIED to mitigate it, but we have failed them.
          To my mind, EVERY major problem leads right to Congress.
          “Deep State”, Admisistrative State, evolution of “Administrative Law”, found no where in the Constitution, devolution of our Public education system into an indoctrination system, devolution of a free press into propoganda arm,…ALL and more can be traced directly to Congress, and either legislation enacted, or FAILURE to enact legislation.
          Congress is the problem, and I sincerely hope PDJT is the cure!

    • WSB says:

      So, all we need are the bank records.

  42. Pew-Anon says:

    Ok, somebody spell out the relevance of that Open Secrets article. I’m not connecting the dots. I don’t see the significance of an unnamed US attorney engaging in FARA-compliant lobbying for Ukraine subsequently having lunch with Vindman, to discuss…what? We’re not told. Everyone in DC is involved in lobbying and everyone in DC talks to each other? So why is this particular nexus an outlier?

    • Bryan Alexander says:

      This guy is active duty US Army. He is supposed to be as far from political activities as possible. His job is NOT political. He is supposed to be a non-political subject matter expert serving the president on the National Security council STAFF.
      For him to have contacts with any Foreign Agent of any kind would be HIGHLY irregular and should kick off an immediate investigation.
      His testimony is a joke. Once he testified that the transcript is correct, then everything else he says is completely worthless, except for Democratic propaganda.

      • Pew-Anon says:

        “This guy is active duty US Army. He is supposed to be as far from political activities as possible…For him to have contacts with any Foreign Agent of any kind would be HIGHLY irregular and should kick off an immediate investigation.”

        That still seems completely unrealistic to expect that a staff White House adviser, whether active military or no, should never come into any contact of any kind of foreign agent. I’m not sure how you could do your job. You would never be able to talk your counterparts in other nations, much less 95% of everyone in DC. Now if it can be shown the contents of their discussion were inappropriate, then we have something. But just the general fact they came in contact does not seem like news to me.
        I agree his testimony was worthless, but that has nothing to do with the vague facts reported in the Open Secrets article. I need more than just the general observation he had contact with someone who filled out a FARA form.

  43. Bendix says:

    Someone had just asked me about this article:
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7628621/Veteran-tells-Congress-White-House-REMOVED-key-info-President-Trumps-call-Ukraine.html
    and wanted to know what I made of it.
    I was aghast.
    It sounded to me like the guy is trying to implicate Rudy in something, and why do I get the idea he only just thought of it?

    • Pew-Anon says:

      So is that what this is all about? Now trying to claim the transcript is fraudulent? And the people who heard the call know the “real” truth?

  44. emet says:

    Vindman should be assigned as PLO. Permanent Latrine Orderly.

    • spoogels says:

      @juliaioffe
      Alexander Vindman helped plan Michael Flynn’s Moscow dinner with the head of the GRU. (My latest, on Vindman’s career and the anti-Semitic accusations against him.)
      How did Vindman have connections to the GRU?
      I’m thinking Vindman is a deep state commie spy and the Russians have a family member they’e holding hostage

  45. Qwizzle says:

    Wow! Was Trump set up by Rick Perry? Is that why Perry is leaving the administration? Setup 3.0?

  46. 2Alpha says:

    Vindman is an Obama plant who worked for several embassies in the region for 10 years.
    If President Trump’s phone call is the first evidence of corruption he has witnessed in the last 10 years, he’s either as dumb as a rock, asleep at the wheel, or he’s on the Soros payroll.
    I’ll take, ‘He’s Dirty’ for $200 Alex…

  47. Kris says:

    Vindman may have been unwittingly used by Trump to mention Joe Biden bragging about getting the prosecutor fired.Now it’s on the record in the inquiry.It gives Trump cause to ask that it be investigated.It may have been intentionally left off the transcript so they would dig for a live grenade.

  48. Vindman Bros – two spies in the Whitehouse.

  49. Joe the gorilla says:

    Me thinks the Schiff team will wind up disgraced and in jail. This Vindman guy seems like the reckless sort you DONT want “helping” your case in court. The quality of ‘team Schiff’ has reached flailing status.

  50. Alec Rawls says:

    NYT: “… Vindman recounted his alarm at the July 25 call, saying he “did not think it was proper” for Mr. Trump to have asked Mr. Zelensky to investigate a political rival…”
    It sure as hell IS proper, when that rival bragged about forcing Ukraine to fire the prosecutor who was looking into the rival’s use of his son as a bagman for the rival corrupt dealing.
    All these deep state bastards claiming that Biden’s running for president gives him a grant of immunity from investigation for his blatant mega-crimes.
    If Trump has aske for a PHONY investigation, demanding that Ukraine find Biden guilty regardless of the facts, that would be an abuse of power, the same abuse of power that the Obama administration perpetrated against Trump, but Trump did nothing of the kind.
    A full on quid pro quo demand for a proper investigation of an obvious law enforcement priority would be perfectly proper: do this or now aid. There is clear evidence that Biden was outright selling the office of the vice president!
    The fact that Trump did not make quid pro quo demands has apparently kept his administration from putting this fundamental point front and center, which is a shame. Trump himself HAS referenced it a couple of times, noting that he has an Article II duty to pursue an investigation of Biden.
    I’d like to see them go after this harder. Just because he did not pursue a quid pro quo does not mean it makes any sense to focus on the legally almost irrelevant “I didn’t pursue a quid pro quo” grounds.
    Quid pro quo is only improper if the requested action is improper and investigating the selling of the second highest office in the land is an obviously proper priority.

  51. dayallaxeded says:

    this f-wit has a Ranger tab? Un-f-ing-believable. At least this scumbag can be court-martialed for CMJ violations and it looks like there have been plenty.

    • This twit also has a path-finder badge also but I can see it very clearly!!!!!

    • We the people know says:

      I believe I’ve found some video with Vindman with John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Amy Klobuchar in Ukraine on 12/29/16. You can see him on the left @ the :18 mark and again @ the end starting at the 1:38.
      AP
      (29 Dec 2016) US senators visiting eastern European allies to discuss security issues called for sanctions against Russia for interfering in the presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts.
      Their demands came amid ongoing discussions among US officials on an imminent response to alleged Russian meddling that would ensure the US takes action before President-elect Donald Trump takes office.
      “We will be urging increases in sanctions on Russia for what they just attempted to do in the United States election which they have attempted to do in other parts of the world,” said US senator John McCain during his visit to Lithuania on Thursday.
      Russian officials have denied the Obama administration’s accusation that the highest-levels of the Russian government were involved in trying to influence the US presidential election.
      Speaking after talks with Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite in Vilnius, the US lawmakers reaffirmed Washington’s commitment to the Baltics.
      McCain is accompanied by US Senators Amy Klobuchar and Lindsey Graham in their visits to Russian neighbours, the Baltic States, Ukraine, and Georgia as well as Montenegro.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnyjdrP91yA
      Compare to this photo, he’s got a bad toupee and a much enhanced uniform and he’s lost some weight.
      https://www.businessinsider.com/who-is-alexander-vindman-army-nsc-veteran-trump-ukraine-2019-10/
      Here’s Vindman walking and smiling:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fWOPjZJyEA
      I guess we’ve got some questions for Lindsey.

    • DeWalt says:

      That is a poster perfect picture of a Ticket Puncher. This is an ideal Leftist Military Commander. What a joke.

      • Jederman says:

        What I find odd is this guy is an 05 (errand boy) on the NSC. How out of control is the NSC when an 05, is editing official transcripts of presidential conversations? Who told him to do it? To whom did he express his concern before he was told to edit them?

    • James Carpenter says:

      What (if any) are the UCMJ limitations where “statute of limitations” are concerned.?
      After President Trump’s landslide re-election, can he, as CIC, review Vindman’s performance and prosecute any “infractions” in militaty court?
      A long memory, a short rope, a longer fall… fitting reward for dishonoring the uniform in a matter and in such a manner as this.

  52. Gort says:

    On Laura Ingram’s show the other night, former Deputy Assistant Attorney Genera John Yoo observed that Alexander Vindman may have committed espionage.
    “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.” — Samuel Johnson
    That would explain the uniform.

    • LivLovely101 says:

      My thoughts exactly. If you need to SHOW how patriotic you are by wearing your uniform, then it is no more than a costume.
      He has that look; 100% Grade A USA inspected A**h**e!

    • LivLovely101 says:

      My thoughts exactly. If you need to SHOW how patriotic you are by wearing your uniform, then it is no more than a costume.
      He has that look; 100% Grade A USA inspected A**h**e!

      • Lady Sid says:

        Wish I could investigate the Vindman family’s background in Ukraine, say back as far as the Holodomar starvation instigated by the Bolsheviks against the Ukrainian peasant-farmers. Were any of Alexander’s Ukrainian forbears involved in the bloody crackdowns against the kulaks as political commissars? The crops from Ukraine were taken as food for Soviet cities and abroad to get much-needed cash for the regime. The Ukrainians who grew the crops were not even allowed to go back on the fields after harvest to pick up any stray grains of wheat to feed their families. Understandable how they welcomed the German troops invading during WWII. Talk about us not getting involved in Middle Eastern nations’ affairs, we don’t exactly have a good record with Ukraine vs Russia/Soviet Union either. Our “meddling” is more inept and dangerous than anything the Russians have done the past three years! They must be having a few laughs at this mess over at the Kremlin.

  53. wtd says:

    You would think this sorry media would get his name right too.
    Yevgeny S. Vigman.
    https://twitter.com/Deplorabelle/status/1189311505826832386
    See his LinkedIn page for confirmation
    It appears the entire federal vetting process been destroyed beyond repair

    • Michael D says:

      “It appears the entire federal vetting process been destroyed beyond repair”
      *** OBAMA’S LEGACY***

  54. Joshua2415 says:

    I’d say the odds are something close to 100% that this guy was the “source” for the initial whistle blowers false account of the call. They won’t be able to keep this under wraps much longer.

    • I believe he is too! I thought I heard Jim Jordan refer to him as the whistleblower but I may not have been listening closely enough.
      He sure fits the profile.
      I think they thought President Trump would never release the transcript and planned to set the narrative with the schiff remarks at that hearing. President Trump blew it up with the release. This champion of Ukraine thought he’d never have to be seen or heard of and could continue spying and leaking, imho.
      Hope he is exposed along with schiff and goes down hard without all those badges on his uniform.

      • dayallaxeded says:

        I didn’t make it clear above, but I’m hoping this sh-tbag is determined to be fraudulently wearing some of those badges and tabs. He dishonors every dayum one of them.

  55. You aren’t a “witness” when you’re lying, even when you’re saying what somebody else prefers to hear. You’re just committing perjury.
    The House is not crafting “articles of impeachment,” but an unconstitutional “writ of attainder.” Most absurdly, they are trying to do it based on false representations about a conversation, the true content of which has been declassified and affirmed by the other party to the call.
    These people are carving a place of infamy in US history far worse than that of Joseph McCarthy.

    • dayallaxeded says:

      Joe McCarthy was right! He was a raving alky and toward the end, not the best public face for what should have been serious and concerted counter-espionage investigations and prosecutions, but fundamentally, he was right about communist infiltration and the damage it did and would do to this nation. Guaranteed, this crapweasel wouldn’t have been permitted in our military or foreign service, had JM’s warnings been heeded.

  56. JAS says:

    One look at this guy in uniform and my first thought was “I wonder when was the last time he passed an APFT?”

  57. SSI01 says:

    Is this guy a bona fide member of the Army? Are we certain he’s actually who he says he is?

  58. FilthySanchez0302 says:

    UCMJ article 94: (2) with intent to cause the overthrow or destruction of lawful civil authority, creates, in concert with any other person, revolt, violence, or other disturbance against that authority is guilty of sedition
    (b) A person who is found guilty of attempted mutiny, mutiny, sedition, or failure to suppress or report a mutiny or sedition shall be punished by death or such other punishment as a court-martial may direct.”
    Make an example out of this a-hole. Traitor.

  59. TradeBait says:

    Take him out, PDT. He’s a lying traitor doing work as an enemy spy.

  60. magatrump says:

    Vindman is a spy.

  61. mylabs5 says:

    So a while back I posted that the DoE (Dept. of Energy) was involved. To keep your eyes on the DoE. Now you know. And parts of this runs through their email system just like at State except Perry is not involved like Hillary was. But he may have found something that made him want to leave the post.
    POTUS needs to have the new Sec Engery audit the system. There’s gold there. Trust me on this too.
    Don’t know if it’s been posted yet, but Vindman tried to change the draft of the call. The WH uses voice recognition software for the calls so that there is a record of who said what. He tried to infer that the software was wrong and that Trump had said the word “Burisma” (which doesn’t matter). He also tried to get the agents who transcribed to change the draft of the call citing the error. He as denied.
    That’s solid evidence for tampering with evidence along with violation of the espionage act. Now since he is part of the this scam he’s also guilty of obstruction. Add 5 yrs to his Leavenworth stay.
    Here’s POTUS problem with all of this. The corruption goes so far and so deep in all these agencies, Congress, Senate, military that if he goes scorched earth the gov may just fall if. That’s how pervasive it is. He’s going to have to be a neurosurgeon operating with a scalpel to carve out the cancer…and it’s going to take timing, precision, quiet and patience. After all that’s been done to him I’m not sure he’ll be able to hold back when the Durham reports comes out (which I believe will be the public predicate for his actions to clean up the mess).
    I’m praying for him.

    • BigTalkers says:

      He would also be less constrained in dealing with this mess during his second term.

    • LivLovely101 says:

      He already knows everything and he was recently spied handing out Halloween candy! 😉
      I think he will be fine, but pray for him daily anyway, I do just to give him extra strength.
      Trump is an American treasure; he is an amazing POTUS and MAN!

    • There is not just “voice recognition software,” but several human stenographers who compare their notes and ensure that the transcription is correct. It is a binding official record of the exchange, and routinely classified. Naturally, the many people who are right now lying to their teeth about what actually happened want to dispute and to change that record to suit their purposes.
      But you really can see right through this whole thing. Until she realized that Ukraine had resumed investigating, and that they were talking with our DOJ, Pelosi, Schiff, Nadler, Obama, Biden, and many others really weren’t all that concerned. But now they know that they’ve been talking to Durham and that his investigation has turned criminal. They know that they’ve all individually been hip-waders-deep in corruption in Ukraine, but now there is no American official to “give them six hours.” They suddenly became desperate to throw out this President because he has both the willingness and the determination to put them all in jail. As do the Ukranians.

      • P.S.: You definitely see the “Swamp business-as-usual reflexes” at work here. None of them perceive that Joe Biden (and by direct implication, Barak Obama) actually did anything wrong. They watch “Biden’s boast” and shrug and say, “so what?” ?‍♂️ ?
        They gather around and protect him as though strong-arming another nation to drop a criminal investigation (a.k.a. “obstruction of justice”) was the most ordinary thing for the VPOTUS to do. When the President asks another President to cooperate in law enforcement, as we have a treaty that calls for both countries to do, they see it as “smearing.” Because, in their accustomed-to-corruption eyes, what Biden did is perfectly normal. Unfortunately for them, in the eyes of the law, it is not. Biden confessed on camera to a clearly impeachable offense, and implicated his boss while doing so.

      • dayallaxeded says:

        From your keyboard to God’s big, beautiful, all-seeing monitor! I pray God will guard and guide VSGPDJT to bring these traitors and general crooks to justice and retribution (I would normally just say justice, but I’m really steamed at them now–I want them and everyone behind and around them to pay, bigly)!

    • Old Dawg says:

      Burn it to the ground! We’ll rebuild with people who aren’t infected with the “hating America” virus. Some things have to be razed before they’re rebuilt.

    • dayallaxeded says:

      The adage “follow the money” includes follow the oil/gas (black gold). Good reminder and evaluation of Perry’s place in or not in this.

  62. BigTalkers says:

    Our military has a timeworn saying for the promotion of such officers. They call it, “‘F’ up and move up.” (It’s also the shopping list of their “leaders” for Presidents like Obama.)

  63. LivLovely101 says:

    Someone big is about to be exposed per the Twitterverse via Nunes I believe (still on 1st cup of coffee)…He posted a pic of a white squirrel as a hint…..

    • BigTalkers says:

      Okay, so who might such a “white squirrel” allude to.. Mifsud? Downer? Halper? Steele? Or someone else entirely, like a Ms Page perhaps?

    • willthesuevi says:

      Huh. I pulled up his Twitter page and did not see what you are alluding too. Is it deleted?

  64. That guy in his uniform gave me the creeps…it made me think that a military coup as already taken place. Very scary person.

  65. Cynthia says:

    Of interest, the Ukraine “quid pro quo” phone call took place THE DAY AFTER Mueller’s testimony blew up . . . The actors were in place and they planned this to a T.

  66. Concernedcitizen says:

    With the unveiling of Whistleblower #2 (Vindman), Schiff and his Lawfare staff are trying to rescue their flagging “whistleblower” impeachment scam. Essentially, Vindman is claiming that President Trump released a false transcript of his conversation with Ukraine President Zelensky. The NYT article is an attempt to help Vindman and his co-conspirators get out in front of allegations that Vindman attempted to manipulate the wording of the transcript to create an impeachable offense.

    • Old Dawg says:

      He’s clearly a traitor and should pay a traitor’s price for punishment!

      • Concernedcitizen says:

        Vindman is a disgrace to himself and the U.S. Army. Bowe Bergdahl has more honor than this doofus.

        • mylabs5 says:

          A list of every one who has come forward to protect and support his espionage should be kept and reminded every day how they colluded with this enemy of the state.
          That’s all the Trump hating news, the politicians, Brennan and those others involved in the coup AND especially Meghan McCain who’s father was up to his eyeballs in all of this.

  67. Mr e-man says:

    It also appears they may be baiting President Trump again. Fire or take any action against Vindman for being a spy in the White House and cries of Obstruction will soon be heard everywhere and become an article of impeachment.
    Trump is obstructing our investigation by intimidating and threatening witnesses!
    The Democrats are true scum, and since they ALL appear to be willing to join in this fiasco, they are all scum. Not an honest broker among them.

  68. ENIAX says:

    Can somebody explain why whistle blower #2’s identity is known but whistle blower #1 must remain secret? Why is one in danger while the other safe from president trump?

  69. willthesuevi says:

    Benedict Arnold was a colonial 5 year combat veteran and well thought of right before he became a traitor. The USA has many disgraced military personnel who once served honorably.
    The accomplishments of this brother, as well as his twin and older brother are very respectable. His actions recently are not. I believe his twin, who is a JAG Officer is involved as well.
    Dual allegencies are not uncommon. Lauri Torni, known as Larry Thorne died fighting for us in Vietnam as a Special Forces soldier and has an amazing history.
    Working for your home country, against the USA, is not acceptable.
    Investigate and prosecute as necessary.

  70. Loren says:

    Vindman has a twin brother and is Lawyer at the NSC. He is also a Lt. Col. make you wonder which one is testifying.

  71. TwoLaine says:

    So he shared his concerns with his beach friends and they all said write your CongressCritter and go testify. No matter how much it hurts it is your moral obligation.

  72. 2Alpha says:

    Additional Ukraine info From American Spectator… interesting details…
    An Impeachment Defense: It Most Justifiably Means Going on Offense
    https://spectator.org/an-impeachment-defense-it-most-justifiably-means-going-on-offense/

  73. markone1blog says:

    Thanks for this great post. I referenced it as part of an overview at the Mark 1:1 blog.
    Again, rhanks!

  74. markone1blog says:

    Thanks for this great post. I referenced it as part of an overview at the Mark 1:1 blog.
    Again, rhanks!

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