The “Coup” Against a Sitting U.S. President Became Official on October 29th, 2019…

The word “coup” shifted to a new level of formalized meaning last week when members of the political resistance showed up to remove President Trump wearing military uniforms.

Not only did U.S. military leadership remain silent to the optics and purpose, but in the testimony of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman he admits to giving instructions to ignore the instructions from a sitting United States President.

In the absence of push-back from the Joint Chiefs, from this moment forth, the impression is tacit U.S. military support for the Vindman objective.

Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, a National Security Council official, testified before congressional committees conducting an impeachment inquiry on October 29, wearing a full military uniform.

To date there has been no visible comment from U.S. military sanctioning Lt. Col. Vindman for his decision; or correcting the impression represented by Vindman’s military appearance.  The willful blindness is concerning, but it gets much worse.

Beyond the debate about the optics of the “coup“, within the testimony of Lt. Col Vindman, the witness readily admits to understanding the officially established policy of the President of The United States (an agreement between President Trump and President Zelenskyy), and stunningly admits that two weeks later he was giving countermanding instructions to his Ukrainian counterpart to ignore President Trump’s policies.

The coup against President Donald Trump went from soft, to hard.  Consider…

The testimony from Lt. Col. Vindman is available here. [SCRIBD pdf below]

Borrowing from Roscoe B Davis, here are some highlights:

Representative John Ratcliffe begins deconstructing Lt. Col Vindman, while his arrogant attorneys begin trying to interfere with the questioning.

This next section is very interesting, and very important.

Congressman John Ratcliffe begins questioning Vindman from the perspective of an Article 92 violation, coupled with an Article 88 violation.  President Trump, is Lt. Col Vindman’s superior.  President Trump sets the foreign policy. 

Two weeks after President Trump has established an agreement with Ukraine President Zelenskyy, and established the policy direction therein, Lt. Col. Vindman is now giving contrary instructions to the Ukranian government.  Vindman’s lawyer recognizes where the questioning is going and goes absolutely bananas:

Here’s the Full Transcript:

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A reminder from the CIA “whistleblower” attorney.  January 30th, 2017, ten days after President Trump’s inauguration:  the “coup has started”

 

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848 Responses to The “Coup” Against a Sitting U.S. President Became Official on October 29th, 2019…

  1. Point well taken, but that dude’s a Military Officer the same way 0bama was a Constitutional Law law Professor.

    Liked by 47 people

    • Eric Kennedy says:

      Plus, he seems to be working for two different countries.

      Liked by 41 people

    • Tall Texan says:

      Agreed – despite his alleged constitutional expertise, Barack Hussein Obama knew two things – and two things only – about the United States Constitution.

      1. He didn’t like it.
      2. He couldn’t follow it.

      Liked by 36 people

    • Tl Howard says:

      Shouldn’t the guy be stripped of all rank by now? Publicly so? Court martialed?

      Liked by 41 people

      • ATheoK says:

        That is exactly what Peloser, Schiftface and gNadler waiting for; i.e. something they can label as real obstruction. Punishing a witness trying change their testimony.

        What President Trump can do is to start interviewing senior Military Officers looking for true patriotism, not democrat simulations.

        Like DOJ, democrats have replaced the upper tiers of officers with corrupt democrats.
        Re-establishing rule of law and chain of command into the military should be a major issue and one that can be done without shiftface finding a way to label it obstruction.

        After President Trump gets re-elected; both Vindmans should be stripped of rank and reduced to 2nd class soldiers. Then, the properly reoriented upper echelons of Officer Corps can bring Vindman up on charges of treason and sedition.
        If he doesn’t get a terminal punishment he’ll spend the rest of his days in military prison.
        With proper attention, Vindman should have other previous high ranking soldiers breaking rock or making license plates with him.

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        • TigerBear says:

          Exactly! 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

          LOL Patton and Churchill we’re both REAL MEN! I absolutely loved them both. 😍 Or……you can call them Alpha men.😎

          We have few of those type of men today, (President Trump is of the type) as this officer is proving as he sits and lies about the CIC! A Court martial, stripped of rank and pay, permanently removed and in prison for many years, although traitors should be hanged. Imo I hope that will be his reward!

          God bless America

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          • TigerBear says:

            Apologies. This comment was suppose to be on another comment by ATheoK……
            Here is that comment. I don’t know how I ended up posting on a different comment than the one intended. Oops😬

            ATheoK says:
            November 10, 2019 at 12:58 am
            “mr.piddles says: November 9, 2019 at 11:06 pm

            A guy in a Fancy Army Suit?”

            What was bleedingly obvious is that Vindman either has an expensive custom tailored uniform, or grew to fit his uniform perfectly.
            Any officer who is so narcissist and petty to order expensive custom tailored suit(s), should not be an officer.

            Major General George Patton admitted he was petty about his image, but he was independently wealthy. Patton did have battle experience to back up his rank advancement plus he proved his worth on the WWII battlefields.

            Could immigrant Vindman be independently wealthy? Working with Biden provides such rewards? A future court martial could learn such details. And whether Vindman has been making his annual physical fitness check.

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        • Did Vindman ever answer the question about whether he advised his Ukrainian counterpart to oppose Presidents Trump & Zelensky’s decision to look into the corruption & interference into the 2016 election & to talk with Attorney General Barr? Because it sure sounds like Vindman told Oksana Shulyar NOT to cooperate & assist in the investigation, in direct opposition to the agreed upon policy agreed to.

          I can’t believe how corrupt & compromised Vindman is. And obtuse, clueless about his insubordination… and seditious interactions on behalf of the NSC.

          Is there branch of the United States Government NOT infiltrated by Leftists?

          Now I understand what the gutting of the military officers was all about in the Obama Administration. It’s a mess!

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          • Pa Hermit says:

            I could see this when it happened! This was before Trump decided to run for POTUS! It entailed all branches of service and normally was of the General/Admiral grade of rank! Actually I believe it was 0-6 and above which would include the Field Grade officer also. Lt. Colonel is Grade 0-5 if I’m not mistaken. Otherwise termed as “Light Colonel” and not the full bird! I would think that 0-5 isn’t high enough to perform these functions. Is he Reserve status or NG? Or is he RA?

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        • Judith says:

          I understand exactly what you’re saying. President Trump had the same obstruction “trap” set for him during their fake Russia brouhaha.

          During the Mueller witch hunt Enemedia pundits and many Treehouse commenters loudly demanded that President Trump -himself- declassify documents which, had he complied during the Russia witch hunt, would have closed their “trap.”

          In fact, anything that President Trump may say or do now, can also be construed as “retaliation” for whatever TREASONOUS activity the UNiparty has constructed at a given moment.

          This House impeachment effort was opened immediately following Mueller’s would-be coup. These so-called investigations and inquiries continue to hamstring our President from doing his work for the people, and they have left our nation in a highly compromised state. WHO IS IN CHARGE HERE?

          The DOJ by its inaction thus far has tacitly approved a TREASONOUS coup. Barr and Durham have slow-walked, if anything, any concrete effort to restore justice to the people. This suggests they support the effort to remove a sitting president.

          And now the military’s INACTION during that Ukranian plant’s disgraceful display of insubordination, suggests that the fate of our nation, as well as the free world, rests squarely in the hands of we, “the people.”

          Yes it has come to that. With every branch of government effectively studying their naval lint instead of enforcing the law of the land, these TREASONOUS CO-CONSPIRATORS have sealed their fate, as well as the fate of our nation.

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      • amazed treetop downlooker says:

        And … ? hung for treason ?

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    • Eddd says:

      Ozero was never offered a professorship. He only “taught” the 14th Amendment, and virtually all the classes were taught by graduate students.

      When Zero taught – “he” taught rules for radicals. Remember the photos of the blackboard showing such?

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    • Mike says:

      The arrogance and hubris of this LtCol are breathtaking. Vindman is undermining the President’s foreign policy with the government of Ukraine, a clear violation of his duties and responsibilities. He has the temerity to state that his “standard counterpart” in the Ukrainian Embassy is the Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM), a clear fabrication and exaggeration. Having spent 28 years as a foreign service officer, including as a member of the SFS, I am appalled by the chutzpah of this little pipsqueak who suffers from delusions of grandeur. He needs to be put in his place.

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      • He is completely righteous in his misguided belief that insubordination & sedition is justified when a Republican President is elected. Where does the Uniform Code of Military Justice state that such justification exists? Why hasn’t the military arrested & court-martialed Vindman?

        Is the military involved in this coup? Sure looks like it is.

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    • Boots says:

      That’s irrevelant.

      What’s relevant is the US Joint Chief’s of Staff approved of Vindman’s participation in an ongoing effort to take down a sitting president.

      MORE FRIGHTENING is that this means the JCOS are on board with turning the Republic into a socialist, totalitarian dictatorship, run by liars, perverts, sociopaths, crooks, robbers, murderers, greedy, hate filled agents of evil.

      Minimizing the current state of affairs is either attempted misdirection or naive. In the case of the later it’s like it ignoring the cancer raging on your nose.

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    • Mncpo(ret) says:

      The U.S. Military loves President Trump

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  2. trump20162024 says:

    AG Barr, it is past time for the perp walks to begin. BEFORE the coup succeeds.

    Liked by 24 people

    • mr.piddles says:

      Coup won’t succeed. Their best chance was with wielding the power of the DOJ, FBI, CIA, NSA, MI6, MI5, AISE, CNN, MSNBC, DNC, HRC, FNYC, RESIST, LMNOP, QRS, and TUV. And none of ’em could plan or execute their way out of a freaking paper bag. Who’s gonna save their ass now? Adam Freaking Schiff? A political hack former Ambassador who just perjured herself to Congress? A guy in a Fancy Army Suit?

      Liked by 25 people

      • WhiteBoard says:

        the tribunal theory looks more reasonable now.

        Liked by 11 people

      • Joebkonobi says:

        Problem is there doesn’t seem to be any consequences for perjuring oneself in front of Congress.

        Liked by 5 people

      • ATheoK says:

        “mr.piddles says: November 9, 2019 at 11:06 pm

        A guy in a Fancy Army Suit?”

        What was bleedingly obvious is that Vindman either has an expensive custom tailored uniform, or grew to fit his uniform perfectly.
        Any officer who is so narcissist and petty to order expensive custom tailored suit(s), should not be an officer.

        Major General George Patton admitted he was petty about his image, but he was independently wealthy. Patton did have battle experience to back up his rank advancement plus he proved his worth on the WWII battlefields.

        Could immigrant Vindman be independently wealthy? Working with Biden provides such rewards? A future court martial could learn such details. And whether Vindman has been making his annual physical fitness check.

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      • Boots says:

        “Leave the Gatling guns. We won’t need them.”
        – Genl G.A. Custer

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      • Boots says:

        “Leave the Gatling guns. We won’t need them.”
        – Genl G.A. Custer

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        • TarsTarkas says:

          Custer was an incompetent egotistical fool. He divides his forces and attacks the largest Plains Indian encampment ever assembled. The defeat of the 6th cavalry is a classic example of guaranteeing defeat in detail.

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      • The incompetence & lack of judgment of these “public servants” is stunning. There’s no character, no honor, no loyalty, no integrity … and no knowledge of the law. These people are blindly following their secret handlers. It’s so obvious!

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    • Dutchman says:

      Barr is doing JUST what he was appointed to do, and recently gave a detailed briefing to his ‘immediate superior’, so he could relay the information to the Big Kahuna.

      Synopsis of his report; “I’m TRYING to keep a lid on things, but stuff is leaking out all over. I had Durham state that his ‘review’ is now a “Criminal investigation”, but thats not going to buy us much time. I just don’t know how much longer we can keep this B.S. going. I’m afraid we have woken a sleeping tiger, and may well reap a whirlwind!”

      Lindsey just patted him on the back, and told him to keep stonewalling.

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      • De Oppresso Liber says:

        Hey Dutchman, when I rode past your place yesterday, what was that broomstick with the picture of Pigglosi on it tied to your fence? Was that your SCARECROW?

        😉

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      • Boots says:

        THIS IS THE SOUL AND HEART OF THE MATTER!!!!!!!!

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        • Dutchman says:

          The ‘matter’ is NOT going to be,….resolved by relying on anyone confirmed (and therefore approved of) BY the Swamp, to clean up the Swamp.

          Eventually, after 2020 elections, PDJT is going to have to take charge of the DOJ, personally.

          THATS the ONLY way we will see any accountability. He is the ONLY one who can Clean House.

          And, SOMEHOW He/We are going to HAVE to address the Republicon leadership in Congress, and in the Republicon party, in order to drain the swamp, and right the ship of State, and preserve our Republic.

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    • Linda K. says:

      If indictments come out of the Durham criminal investigation, will the military support them?

      Liked by 2 people

  3. mr.piddles says:

    Joint Chiefs. Aren’t they just Politicians with shorter hair and fancier threads?

    Liked by 11 people

    • Gunrunner03 says:

      It would appear so.

      Liked by 3 people

    • WhiteBoard says:

      I think Sundance is pointing out – that we are either under Military Rule CURRENTLY NOW.. or the military will talk to this officer and reprimand him immediately.

      This is the PUBLIC step for us to first see the truth.

      i hope it isnt true that were have been under military rule already.

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      • WhiteBoard says:

        Burisma feels like another NSC front company like the Browder guy (Maginstky act thing)
        are deep state is SICK – this is some global partnership shakedown of all the partnered country’s military elites.

        no wonder the NSA doesnt collect Dark – blackberrys. its to spy on the citizens to help the COUP see who is on to them…. thts why the intel agencies migrated naturally away from sovereignty… because they were spying on each nations people and colluding together.

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      • Dutchman says:

        Whiteboard,
        I don’t interpret Sundance’s words that way.

        Its like Republicon leadership in Congress; Silence can be deafening.
        By NOT reprimanding Vindman, the Chain of command are silently expressing aquiesence, if not support for ignoring the orders of POTUS.

        We always knew, in this Civil War, that the upper rank officers, in the Military and Law enforcement, would be on the other side.

        Not a surprise.

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      • farvingstartist says:

        Yea, that pesky Executive Order #1 may finally get the attention it deserves.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Boots says:

        or the military will talk to this officer and reprimand him immediately.
        —–
        That military hasn’t 2 weeks later is your answer.

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  4. Ratcliffe is very smart. Vindman admitted to disobeying a direct order from a superior officer. That is a real problem for him. I hope he has a court martial in his future.

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    • Rex70 says:

      They (true American leaders) don’t come any smarter, poised and fortified than Rep. John Ratcliffe of Texas. Nunes ~ Racliffe 🇺🇸 2024

      Liked by 27 people

    • ALEX says:

      A word not used enough is sedition. He was literally ‘inciting’ the Ukrainian authorities to disregard/rebel against the President’s authority to lawfully ask for investigations.

      sedition

      conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.

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    • At a ChopperPresser last week (don’t remember the exact one) one of the propagandists asked PDJT about the damage of the Vindman statement.

      Paraphrasing PDJT, [we’ll see, he did some very bad things. He will be surprised what comes out.]

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    • islandpalmtrees says:

      Whatever President Trump has planned will be massive!

      Whistle Blowers former boss and his/her boss. Whistle Blowers current boss and his/her boss.
      Barack Hussein Obama
      James Comey
      Hillary Clinton
      Bill Clinton
      Nancy Pelosi
      Chuck Schummer
      Valarie Jarrette
      George Soros
      James Clapper
      Joe Biden
      John Brennan
      FISA Court Judges

      (Note: I can not take correct for the above, just passing it along.)

      Liked by 6 people

    • doofusdawg says:

      Looks like he was telling his Ukraine counterpart to not assist POTUS or the dems would cut off his aide.

      Liked by 8 people

  5. Gunrunner03 says:

    PDJT needs to have a one-way conversation with his Chairman of the Joint Chiefs.

    Liked by 29 people

  6. That phallus should be at the least reprimanded by the chain-of-command up to and including the Joint Chiefs for conduct unbecoming and at the most he should be charged under the UCMJ. What about Graham – he should weigh in. I believe he was a former JAG.

    Any military legal beagles here?

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  7. Cheesehead54016 says:

    I am getting so pissed off I dont know if Ill be able to sit by and let this s**t happen anymore.

    Liked by 14 people

    • GP says:

      I’ve been pissed for a couple years now…I mean life affecting pissed off. And despondent. I’m a realist-and I should say I normally see the glass as half empty, but it’s apparent to me, the DS is not going to allow another 4 years of Trump. Think about what I just typed.

      So the problem is what do we do about it before it’s too late. We cannot wait or take a chance that Trump will be convicted in the Senate. Pelosi and McConnell have already talked about this, I am sure of it.

      I started posting about 6 month ago that this is serious. And that we’d have to co-ordinate locally, then establish regions… I’d say we need 50,000 Patriots at a minimum to be in DC ASAP. We could rotate on a weekly basis-kinda like a huge union picket line.

      If we wait and Trump is removed-it’s curtains my friend. Pence is not who you think he is. I talk to people every chance I get-and they all just shake their head in agreement that things are FUBAR-but show no real interest in the facts. In fact, most people don’t even want to talk about it. Like if they just ignore it, it will go away.

      It ain’t going away. I think that’s fairly obvious. I left my email address here on CTH and asked for comments or suggestions on how we could organize a “march on DC” and I did not receive even ONE EMAIL. Not one person is concerned enough to even try and get something going.

      Our problems don’t end with Trump possibly being removed. This country is at a tipping point. We (and that includes me) have fiddle-farted around, ignoring what’s being done to this country. The lack of interest from people on this thing is mind boggling. The people in VA just gave the state away. GAVE IT AWAY. But the same thing is going on here in NC.

      I suppose I could be over reacting-but I don’t think so. The Dems out work us, out think us and are committed to what they are trying to do. A One World Government (communism) is what they want. Then they’ll move to a cashless society as soon as they can. The surveillance state is firmly in place (we paid for them to build out a spy state so they could spy on us. They have a file on all of us. They know more about you, than you know about yourself.

      Most people will just wait it out hoping for the best-some think we can just pray our way out if this-God gave us free will…meaning you can do Or not do) as you please. But there will be consequences for our inaction.

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      • WhiteBoard says:

        i think Wray is focused on White Supremacy as a Guise to collect data on Deplorables. I hope we are the Silent ‘Majority’ otherwise we are screwed – because the System is really focusing on TRump and the people he inspired.

        We need a significant example from Barr that there is a Justice system , and we are just sitting ducks.

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      • Cetera says:

        You are mistaken on a couple of fronts.

        1. People who are in the know do not want to talk about it with people who are not in the know or amateurs who are going to muck things up.

        2. Look at the political climate right now. People are not going to talk about anything in public with anyone, period.

        3. People that are in the know and are making plans sure as hell aren’t going to email some random joe on the internet because he says “hey fellow cool kids, i am totally one of you, i promise. Now tell me what you are up to.”

        4. Anyone paying attention knows that any leaders of any groups are immediately targeted for attack. This becomes a weak point, and any group that actually relies on leaders is easily paralyzed. In the current and coming danger years, there will be no leaders. There will be an amorphous blob taking spontaneous actions against opportunities as they present themselves, and then melting away. Autonomous, leaderless actions.

        You aren’t over-reacting. The situation is worse than you fear. You are underreacting, but doing so in the wrong direction. You need to shut up and lurk more.

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        • glissmeister says:

          Yes. Use the time to focus your Cold Anger and contemplate what is yet to come.

          Vindman’s behavior is characteristic of the high-functioning mentally ill. It seems our contemporary senior government and executive cultures are badly infested with sociopaths and malignant narcissists. Better than you because. Just ask them.

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        • glissmeister says:

          The read on Schiff is breathtaking…

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        • TarsTarkas says:

          It’s the schooling fish philosophy of civil resistance. Schooling fish only have temporary leaders, they constantly rotate front to back, side to side. Political schools are held together by a common philosophy or creed or bond of self-interest. Predators break up schooling fish by not being distracted by the leaders or trailers but charging through through the school snapping and thrashing to scatter them. Repeated passes will inevitably disorganize the school, allowing individuals or small groups to be picked off.

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    • Trump Train says:

      AMen brother. The time is soon coming for Trump to call up his civilian Army. We are ready.

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  8. albertus magnus says:

    Great work as usual, Sundance.

    Why isnt PDJT as commander in chief doing something about it?

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    • He will be accused of obstruction – probably by Graham, Collins, Murkowski, Sasse, Mittens, McConnell and McStain from the grave…………………the bastards.

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    • And you know that, as Commander in Chief, President Donald J. Trump isn’t doing anything about this just how?

      You seem to be getting a bit further out there lately sir.

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    • GB Bari says:

      Why are you assuming that he hasn’t done anything about it?
      Considering Ratcliffe’s line of questioning along with Vindman’s response and even more importantly Vindman’s lawyers objections, it’s obvious to me that the President’s lawyers (who are aware of this testimony) know exactly the situation, the implications, and the best strategy with which to counter this latest of attempts to overturn the 2016 election.

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      • albertus magnus says:

        Why?

        Well, since you asked:

        1) DeepState operates with immunity and without fear; our side operates in the shadows, IF at all;
        2) We have been promised action for the last 18 months, and NOTHING has happened…except for the hidden or, perhaps imaginary, “plan” that we are always asked to trust or to believe in;
        3) it APPEARS (but it may just be appearances) that they are getting BOLDER and STRONGER while our side gets our hope from our continued calling out of their lies, manipulations and abuse of power….they are moving toward their goal, we are hoping for the unseen.

        Prove me wrong. You cant. You can only sell me hope based on promises and theories. They have action. We have hope.

        After 3 years, we should be seeing more action and not just be encouraged to hope and wait.

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        • Cetera says:

          There is a reason an entire populcae of a well-educated, modern nation was suddenly willing to elect a man lik Adolf Hitler.

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          • CharterOakie says:

            Not sure that analogy holds. Hitler’s NSDAP (“Nazis”) was the party less objectionable to the German establishment than was the next strongest party, the KPD (communists). But neither of those parties had a plurality of German voter support when Hitler was offered the chancellorship of a chaotic and disintegrating Weimar Republic.

            That said, your essential point is taken.

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        • GB Bari says:

          You have made three very generalized non-substantive statements that everyone empirically knows are true. It’s like saying “the sky is blue – now prove me wrong.”

          I haven’t tried to sell you or anyone “hope”. That’s not my style.

          I merely asked you, based on your original question, how you came to assume that the President isn’t doing anything about Vindman’s apparent self-created problem. You failed to answer the specific question but countered with generalizations.

          This is a trap many get sucked into – making assumptions of non-actions because they cannot see any actions with their own eyes. But we are not in the President’s inner circle and as such are not privy to everything being done.

          The President does not overtly carry out internal tactics and publicly discuss strategies because he has a majority of government people who surround him ready and willing to leak and betray him to the media with false stories about this actions.

          The DemonRATS, on the other hand are seemingly more overt in their actions because the media not only refuses to criticize them, it actually praises them and protects them from scrutiny for their unlawful and unethical actions.

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    • Cam Heck says:

      I’m going to re-post a thought I had and posted a few days ago. Time for PDJT to have a series of fireside chats, so HE takes control of the narrative and the momentum:

      President Trump and fireside chats: IMHO opinion President Trump would be well served if he held sequential televised fireside chats, with the unstated purpose of exposing globalism, coup plotters, RINOS and Dems and all others involved. Have the chats a week or so apart to allow the conversation to spread nationally and world wide between chats, and pick someone new to expose each time, weaving together the whole sordid and evil mess of globalism and its intentions over time. During each chat, he should expose solid, irrefutable facts ( transaction records, etc) that prove the ties all these people have to enriching themselves and each other, and the importance to them personally on maintaining the status quo. He should finish each one with something like “and all that stands between them and achieving their goal of enslaving you and enriching themselves, is my administration. See you next week”. Expose the dirty laundry of Nancy, DiFi, Soros, McConell, the Clintons, Obama, Romney, Paul Ryan, Biden, Merkel, Macron etc etc. Repeat it til it finally sinks in to enough of the populous that outrage spreads and people start to demand answers and justice. That is when the President will gain control of the narrative and switch it from him to the REAL issue, when all the evil doers and their intentions are exposed. ( Yes yes, splody heads and righteous indignation everywhere, all the time at first…. but just keep the irrefutable facts coming and eventually the tide will turn)”

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  9. Bob says:

    Lock & Load….? WTF….we knew it had to come. This was supposed to occur if Hillary had one. You have to give them the Leafiest Devil’s due….they have come up with very elaborate schemes that had to be put together by Moscow…this bunch of hacks couldn’t come with any of this. We need to insure the President is safe….as a result of the crap that Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman has been slinging….unsure of the loyalty of military…..

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    • mr.piddles says:

      Moscow woulda got the job done. And you can take that to the bank.

      Brennan whimpering like a little wuss on MSNBC, worried about talking to a U.S. Attorney, is all you need to know.

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  10. Burnt Toast says:

    LTC Vinman is rough equivalent to a GS-13. Not much. I don’t see how some LTC gets such pull.

    Anyway…. What was his place of duty when he went off to ‘testify’?
    AWOL

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    • WhiteBoard says:

      his twin was the medium to pass intel. does his twin even exist?

      Liked by 3 people

    • Cathy M. says:

      An LTC is roughly the equivalent of a GS 13? Shoot, that’s the journeyman grade for many federal agencies (street) Special Agents. Lower level supervisors (group supv & Resident Agents in Charge) are GS 14s in agencies such as ICE/HSI, DEA, ATF, FBI, etc)

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    • OldSaltUSNR says:

      I’m not sure there’s an GS to Military 05 equivalent (i.e. LTC, or Navy Commander). GS is a pay scale. At the 05 level, authority is derived as much from the officer’s assignment, namely command, and chain of command, as his rank. Pay grade is irrelevant. A Navy unit Commanding Officer has more authority, within his command assignment, than 95% of shore administrative assignments. On the other hand, a 05 working for the Joint Chiefs might be the equivalent of a “coffee boy” at the Pentagon, but he could also be a very influential coffee boy.

      Easy example: Both Ollie North and LTC Vindman held essentially the same job title and authority on the NSC. One was talking helo’s into hot LZ’s in El Salvador and Nicaragua, delivering arms to anti-Communist rebels and directly implementing the policy of his CinC. The other seldom left D.C., was very popular on the D.C. cocktail circuit and partisan Democrat “think tanks”, conducted his work behind the safety of a phone line, and advised both Russians (earlier in his career, as an 04/MAJ), and the Ukrainians to ignore US policy, which he obviously disagreed with. Which officer had a higher “GS” rating, and does it matter? Which officer was effective in his job?

      Disclaimer: Navy CDR (05), two commands, so I know a couple of things about military protocol for senior military officers. (Everybody on the interwebs was “somebody” at some time or another.) 😉

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      • OldSaltUSNR says:

        ” One was talking helo’s into hot LZ’s”
        should have read
        “.. was taking helo’s…”

        (Sorry, Ollie. You did a whole lot more than just “talk”)

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      • Burnt Toast says:

        Well, there are published protocol standards for everything from small town dog catcher to POTUS and their relative honorary status with the military pay grades… excuse me… rank.

        After several pages you get down to the rest
        GS-13, O-5 on down.

        Footnoted that generally authority in the military is vested in the person whereas in the civil service authority is vested in the position, but there are exceptions.

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      • Cathy M. says:

        I’m not suggesting that the pay grades of civilian/military personnel determines the authorities of those persons nor their position descriptions.

        “Military Rank to Civilian equivalency tables are created by each branch of the military. These tables help civilian and military personnel determine proper conduct for social and diplomatic purposes when interacting with each other.”

        I’m a little rusty on this as I retired several years ago so I’m not sure what military rank is considered an “Officer”.

        I was a USCS & ICE/HSI Special Agent (GS-13) & subsequently a Resident Agent in Charge (GS-14). During joint ops w/ military, the military guys treated me & my co-workers of the same GS as they did to military officers. We were also authorized to use the military’s Officer clubs & quarters.

        “Military Ranks and Government Civil Service Equivalents”
        https://www.federalpay.org/articles/civilian-to-military-rank

        Here’s the Military Ranks and Government Civil Service Equivalents for all branches of the miltary.
        http://www.d11s.org/documents/auxman/auxman_app_h.pdf

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  11. Heika says:

    Wow… just wow –
    “The word “coup” shifted to a new level of formalized meaning last week when members of the political resistance showed up to remove President Trump wearing military uniforms”.

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  12. Zumtrotz says:

    How did this foreign born individual get the level of security clearance necessary for the position he holds?????

    Liked by 19 people

  13. Bogeyfree says:

    Now that Shifty has denied Nunes request for the whistleblower to testify publicly because it would be redundant and unnecessary ensures 1 minute after the Senate convenes for the trial a Motion to Dismiss will happen.

    What a frickin farce.

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  14. WhiteBoard says:

    Page 16 Vindman transcript

    “In the spring of 2019 i became aware of outside influencers promiting a false narrative of Ukraine inconsistent with the consensus views of the entire interagency. This narrative was harmful to U.S. Government policy. While my interacgency collegues and I were becoming increasingly optimistic about Ukraine’s prospects, this alternative narrative undermined U.S. Government efforts to expand cooperation with Ukraine.”

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  15. GP says:

    Anyone who still might think the Dems aren’t serious about this impeachment ought to reconsider. Bill Clinton wasn’t convicted in the Senate because Biily Boy agreed to give China pretty much anything they wanted. There are impeachment vote “negotiations” under way in the Senate as we type. Then once all that horse trading is sorted out, Mitch will stroll over to the WH and tell Trump exactly what it will take to stay in office.

    That sounds sort of unrealistic-but remember “never let a crisis go to waste” I forget who in the Obozo admin said it.

    This report by SD sounds like the military is for removing Trump.

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  16. Supercilious Insubordinate Meddler ………..Resistance Concern Troll

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  17. oldersoul says:

    I think this one is a bit over-the-top.

    I do not agree that the military is actively, or tacitly, participating in any coup. If anything, they are covering the President’s six at this point. There may be politically motivated rogue Obamaites in the Pentagon, but they have been effectively bypassed and isolated by this point. This ‘Colonel’ is as much bona-fide military brass as Nancy Pelosi is. And everyone knows it. It is not a breach of military code to wear a dress uniform to testify.

    The attempted coup is real. But it has been principally political, civil, and bureaucratic in nature. And it weakens by the day. The plotters already made their best attempt, and missed.

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    • I believe most of the top brass were Obama’s favorites. The real ones were cashiered.

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      • WhiteBoard says:

        yes Obama purged the military – 200+ officers.

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        • Dekester says:

          Yep, but most are still alive. They “know stuff” despise the Obamaites and likely are quietly supporting PDJT.

          PDJT has yet to lose any battle. He continues to win, and his detractors all the way up to guys many of you Americans voted for ( Romney, Ryan, McCain.) are all looking petty, smaller and more untrustworthy by the day.

          PDJTs support among Blacks, Hispanics and walk away Dems has increased significantly.

          I am more determined to support PDJT than before he was elected, my bet is so are all those folks that voted for him.

          Things thought are going to get worse, much worse before they get better. There are countless individuals involved in this attempt to subvert the will of the American people, and they will not go quietly.

          But PDJT and his supporters will triumph..of that there is no doubt.

          God bless a PDJT.

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    • All Too Much says:

      There might also be an investigation going on into his conduct.
      The case needs to be formally put together before it can be prosecuted.
      An investigation would, perhaps, explain the military’s silence.
      I hope so. The thoughts in my head after reading this were dark.

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      • oldersoul says:

        Prosecuted for what? Wearing a dress uniform to a proceeding?

        If lay commenters to a WordPress message board are aware of Obama’s attempted politicization of the Pentagon, you can be sure the loyalist elements, and this President, are as well. Give PDJT some credit. He has made very few mistakes thus far, and all were motivated by his high sense of loyalty.

        It is easy to get too caught up in the media hysteria if overly immersed in the day-to-day of it. Don’t lose sight of the bigger picture, and the forest, to focus too much on one tree.

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    • JohnCasper says:

      You are so naive.

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    • Beigun says:

      Ollie North wore Service Dress Blues when he testified????

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      • oldersoul says:

        I believe Colonel North was retired at the time of his trial. I think he retired in ‘87 or ‘88. You are testing my memory on that.

        It would have been a violation of code of conduct, and likely applicable law (it’s not a statute I’ve had to review in decades) had he presented in uniform following his retirement.

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      • Somebody says:

        Ollie North did in fact wear his uniform when he testified. I remember it and there are images everywhere. It was a green uniform though and he had on all his ribbons and medals.

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    • trialbytruth says:

      I understand Sundance’s position and the challenge he is putting out there.

      It is however a direct challenge to the Commander and Chief. POTUS may have made a call on this already. There is little to no damage being done to him his base continues to be energized while the haters continue to have their rabid energy is being sapped.

      Remember how dishearting it was as the big O kept poking at us while he destroyed the country. It was hard to stay on Task. Now consider the Anti Trumper beating their chest and screaming into the void we have him now. Their friends and family are starting to peel.away now either Accepting Trump as a force of nature or acknowledgeing that their original fears may have been unfounded.

      Trump has found the sweet spot in popularism “No one trust government” . I am having great success with liberals and leftists with simple.questions.

      Do you trust the CIA?, The FBI? Do you trust politicians in general? Do you notice politicians making 200 thousand year become multimillionaires in a few years? Who was it that got us into Vietnam? Where are the WMDs? Why are we fighting endless wars?

      These folks are.not.our friends. They are all liars and thieves. They are making war to line their pockets. Why should we believe them? Why should we listen to them? Why are they so threatened by Trump? Trump may not.be who they are telling you he is. Eisenhower warned us Kennedy tried to stop it, is it to late?

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    • WSB says:

      So next, we need to find out who told this moron to put his dress uniform on?

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      • RAC says:

        Yes but more than that. This started when PDJT brought up biden and crowdstrike. I don’t think Mr.Vindictiveman would have been near enough to the hub to be involved in that.
        I would think he’s just a DS tool. He might have been acting independently on his “feelings” (which is I think is his fake reason) but I think it’s more likely he was used because he was a traitor in the right position.

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        • WSB says:

          Yes, and there is an Abigail Grace and Sean Misko who worked with Mr. ‘Vindictiveman’, who Adam Schiff then ‘hired as his own staff.

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        • bessie2003 says:

          So many thoughts come to mind.

          Makes me wonder if he was volunteered to step into the fray when it became obvious that the soft coup could not allow their ‘whistle-blower’ to actually testify so they needed someone with gravity (weight, i.e. a uniform) to appear and add weight to their accusations, and he was the “lucky one” picked to step up and be a distraction from his fellow travelers.

          We now have the image of the deep state in this one photo, a uniformed person daring anyone to challenge their, the administrative state’s, authority. Seems the administrative state is now self-aware and is of the mind to put the citizenry in its place, in a how dare our elected representatives (whether Congressman, county manager, or President) think they have any right to make decisions!

          Taking a phrase popular during the 2016 campaign that then candidate Trump is master of owning the downside, and wondering that perhaps this is instead their, the administrative state’s, biggest mistake yet; something about an old Churchill quote about it taking a while for the US citizens to wake up to what’s going on but once we do we always end up doing the right thing – this character may have done us a favor by being so stupid as to present himself in uniform thus giving a focal point that this really is a coup that Schiff and Pelosi are running on behalf of the deep state machine.

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  18. Right to reply says:

    Once again, are we all just going to sit here? WE NEED TO MARCH!

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    • Not too excited about Trump supporters being attacked by leftist mobs like Antifa while DC Police are standing down. Also, much potential for Fake News to distort the event.

      Why not TRUMP MEGA MAGA RALLIES? 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 MASSIVE RALLIES!

      Build on the incredible strength of Trump rallies, as organized by a crack team led by Brad Parscale. Today we saw the U of Alabama Stadium of 102,000 football fans, heard the roar of the LSU Bama crowd cheering for POTUS & Melania, chanting USA! USA! USA!

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      • Libertybella says:

        Trump just needs to hold a rally on the Washington Mall….thats it…if he announces a rally we will come !!!!!!!!!! Great idea Susan!!!

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  19. JohnCasper says:

    “In the absence of push-back from the Joint Chiefs, from this moment forth, the impression is tacit U.S. military support for the Vindman objective.”

    I will continue to call it more than tacit, far more. They all took a sworn oath to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution, but they make war on it instead. But we were certainly warned. The Founding Fathers didn’t want a standing army. They feared a standing army as the greatest danger to liberty that could possibly happen.

    The one thing they might for a time tolerate a standing army for is protecting America’s borders, but they don’t even do that. The poor Mexican Army does far more to protect America than they do. I have suspected for some time the Pentagon, one way or another, has made clear to DJT that they will not protect our southern border and if he ordered a large, rather than pretty much useless token, of American troops to the border to protect it, they would mutiny and not just as it would interfere with these incompetent Bourbon Generals’ Endless Wars in the Middle East in which they treat American’s own troops as disposable lab rats either. .

    When a government wishes to deprive its citizens of freedom, and reduce them to slavery, it generally makes use of a standing army.
    – Luther Martin, Maryland delegate to the Constitutional Convention

    A standing army is one of the greatest mischief that can possibly happen. Without standing armies liberty can never be in danger, nor with large ones safe
    -James Madison

    There are instruments so dangerous to the rights of the nation, and which place them so totally at the mercy of their governors, that those governors, whether legislative or executive, should be restrained from keeping such instruments on foot, but in well-defined cases. Such an instrument is a standing army.
    – Thomas Jefferson

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    • WhiteBoard says:

      We need to demand the complete firing and ending of the Senior Executive Services Army.
      Something is wrong about it..

      and can someone please tell me why the Flag has the Gold trim around it or Fringe? what does that mean and why is it there?

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    • WSB says:

      Thus, militias.

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    • De Oppresso Liber says:

      That is perhaps the single most ignorant, uninformed comment regarding our Armed Forces as I have ever seen on this site; You, Mr. Casper, should seek professional help.

      Most veterans take serious offence at your misplaced assertions, taken far out of context, and were applicable in a different era before federal laws existed preventing the quartering of troops…….unbelievable.

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      • JohnCasper says:

        Thank you for your … … input. I was unaware that veterans had all taken a vote and elected you and Mr. Vindman our spokespersons.

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      • Republicanvet91 says:

        As a veteran, I read his comment as something beyond hysterical Chicken Little tripe.

        That his comment is so close to Veterans Day is incredibly foolish.

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  20. Linda K. says:

    Vindman does not have confidence in his “eyes”. Look at his picture.He is a “pouf”.

    Liked by 6 people

    • Cathy M. says:

      And his answers to questions were muddled.

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      • WSB says:

        His answers were way out of his capacity. For someone with three degrees, one from Harvard that it seems the US paid for, I am not sure what our taxpayer dollars got out of this Ukranian?

        And did you read the transcript of the verbal fight between Ratcliffe and Vindman’s attorney when Ratcliffe started asking about Vindman’s insubordination?

        WOW!

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  21. So, it’s now confirmed. There are unelected people in the executive branch refusing orders from the elected executive branch leadership. It does NOT get any worse than this. This is a soft coup that has gone hard, folks. This is the scariest transcript yet.

    Wonder of wonders that McRaven popped off.

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  22. During his presser earlier today, when the President made reference to the fact that some of these democrat “witnesses” were “people I don’t even know”, I bet this dude was who he was talking about.

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    • ann says:

      Clive’s, I suspect their are thousands of anti citizen despots backstabbing POTUS.

      Nurturing each other within their insular, isolated and protected institutional subculture. .

      Resist” is defying our foundational principle: validity of government: is the state by for and of the people?

      If there were only a few the public would not be subjected to the constant agitprop. The Creep State & Uniparty declared war on American citizens.

      Look at what they hold out for: No immigration enforcement, open borders & sanctuary states free cradle to grave Medicaid for illegals, bad trade deals, sketchy , war , hatred of a Russia, support for China, Lynch mobs for innocent white men

      what is their justification?

      Basically, ignoring their mythological posit of racist, etc, etc. : We chose an outsider who represents what we’ve wanted for twenty years instead of their notorious career criminal in a pantsuit. ,

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      • WhiteBoard says:

        you are right, it has to be the SES. i am tired of always coming back to this group being the problem. what the hell are they, and why did they get created in the first place????

        i understand the president appointed his people to the top of agencies, BUT i dont get the aspect of SES STILL BEING AROUND FROM PREVIOUS PRESIDENTs!!!!! WHY???

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        • ann says:

          In truth, whiteboard, the SES or public unions created protectionist laws & admin regs.

          SES, I know cause my father, was originally created to retain & recruit PhD, advanced level talent pool, engineers, scientists, & higher level executives, by offering higher salaries & enhanced flexible positions, according to the field.
          The gov was loosing talent to lucrative exciting opportunities in private sector , particularly in engineering, Iat, science, tech, R&D fields. So SES is a way to compete.

          Often involves cross training at Leavenworth, and many are floaters, travelers, who can migrate across agencies, etc.

          That’s what I recall, Sure didn’t work out though. And how this transferred over to the apparchiks that ran the VA, IRS, etc I have no idea!

          IMO
          This is a collision of raw power,
          In truth, they got away with creating “laws & admin Regs”, etc that are illegitimate, as laws are intended to control the over mighty, respond & serve the needs of the people,

          Been too long wow authentic justice, and a state that humbly serves our best interests.

          this claim that we MUST retain SES, & public union employees is an artificial construct, which no one in power wants to fight, so far

          We are on a collision course. and it’s Resist that declared war on us to retain control.

          The stakes are a government that serves citizens, with integrity, and fosters a healthy society, and independent prosperous private sector or a absolutist State that we serve, controlled top down through a public sector caste that is insulated from collapsed medical care, dirty trade deals, & globalist cartels that profit from economic crashes .

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          • SES can be reassigned based on POTUS priorities. Just get them out of venues where they wield power and do major damage. I’m thinking unimportant job descriptions in unpleasant parts of the country: much easier to cause them to quit than to fire outright. People get pushed out of corporate environments and the military in this manner quite often.

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            • ann says:

              Agree Susan, in my opinion,
              there appears to be an unwillingness to reform .

              This lack of response to many legitimate, long term demands of citizens is highly disturbing.

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        • ann says:

          PS. Whiteboard, Just remembered another point, the demand at NSA, also drove SES, & outsourcing expanded as well.

          How it degraded into this caste of despotic crats , I think is because of organizational inertia, human nature, and weak, inept poor leadership. IMO. ♥️

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      • ABN says:

        Make that forty years!

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  23. Gadsden says:

    I’ve been going bananas about this guy for a week. This is absolutely insane. Here’s the deal on the military…about 50% of enlisted are hardcore conservative, maybe 20% are liberal and the rest are clueless. Senior officers are 100% deep state. It’s how they advance. The system is called “up or out”. Officer are selected for promotion based on their achievements. If they are passed over for promotion twice they are discharged. This creates a culture of officers that a) are constantly searching for ways to pad their resumes; b) become highly political operators focused on building a vast web of professional networks. Challenging the status quo can get you on the wrong peoples radar and ruin your career. So they tow the line…by the time they are senior officers (about 20 years in) it becomes involuntary and fully ingrained in their being. Believe me, I’m an E7 with 17 years in and virtually every Senior Officer I’ve known is more of a slimy politician than Mitch McConnell and Lindsay Graham put together.

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    • ms doodlebug says:

      Schiff aka lots of other nicknames, none flattering

      Liked by 2 people

    • JohnCasper says:

      I hereby nominate you for Secretary of Defense.

      Liked by 2 people

    • oldersoul says:

      Correct. Any officer above a Colonel is usually more a politician than a military man. Even Patton was a scheming political animal. That’s why Colonels and Sergeants run the Army.

      And that makes most of them weaklings. These are not the types who want to be the tip of any spear. They will go along with the institutional currents to get along keep their grand lifestyle.

      That is why, if anything, the military is principally sitting this one out. And not taking sides either way. This is a rogue IC operation, and I can tell you the military is not all that friendly with the IC.

      But with some of the near-hysterical comments on this thread concocting Bert Lancaster and Seven Days in May scenarios out of this, I have a hard time determining which are merely eyeores, and which are very clever rolcons.

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    • De Oppresso Liber says:

      Happy Veteran’s Day, Brother…..What’s your MOS, Gadsden?

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    • Retired E-8…You have said a mouthful. This Vindman creature is EXACTLY WHY HE WAS PUT THERE. HE HAS A HARVARD DEGREE!!!! So, That makes him smart…NOT!!!

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  24. ms doodlebug says:

    Wow! Did Shiff set Col. Vindman up for a court martial? What’s the penalty for interfering with the foreign policy of a Constitutionally elected President, Vindman’s Commander in Chief, because he doesn’t agree with it?

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  25. ann says:

    So, shall we (me) DO if the ruling class succeeds?

    IMO, our laws, ethos, will, collective security and founding principles were dismantled and are now openly under attack by the relics we refer to as Judtive Dept, Department of Defense, Congress and federal Judiciary..

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  26. Tazio Nuvolari says:

    Seems clear Vindman was threatening the Ukrainians. Also clear he undermined the President. I don’t understand how this crap is allowed to happen.

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    • All Too Much says:

      Obstruction of justice.

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    • WhiteBoard says:

      i think Vindman was unhappy that Trump called one candidate prior to the election – and that guy won.

      According to Wikedpedia – Vindman’s CURRENT ukrainina counterpart actually was a candidate for president – CHECK THIS OUT –

      “Shevchenko had declared his intention for candidacy on 13 November 2018, but also stated he would not participate in the elections if a new candidate appears who “better meets the requirements.”

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  27. MD says:

    He looks like he would not make weight and have to be put on a weight program with extra PT

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  28. Midnite says:

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  29. Athena the Warrior says:

    Vindman should be stripped of rank court martialed. I personally would go further and strip him of citizenship and deport him.

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  30. Jim Raclawski says:

    a LTC with a duty position entailing an incredible level of access…. with what appears to be somewhat lackadaisical…. poorly implemented background vetting… means possibly either the security protocols for these detached duty assignments have been rendered incapable of monitoring and acting on indications of integrity & loyalty malfunctions…. or the placement of certain individuals is more “planned” than coincidental….. in the distant past, I would have gone with ignorance&HUA on the part of the security forces… now—- ???

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  31. JackB says:

    As C-in-C, why isn’t President Trump ordering the court martial of LTC Vindman?

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  32. Guffman says:

    Ratcliffe did an incredible job of cutting through Vindman’s testimony and exposing his bias and resulting actions against the President and his policies. So much so that his attorneys had to jump in and save him several times. Vindman was clearly getting flustered trying to tapdance his way out of his obvious insubordination.

    Well done Mr. Ratcliffe, well done!

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    • WSB says:

      It was a thing of beauty. Read it out loud to my Taller Half.,

      Taller Half wants to know if all of Vindman’s military history is actually true or not?

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    • beach lover says:

      Excellent! Gowdy always said no one was a better questioner than “Johnny Ratcliffe”. And just when things got to the heart of the matter.. all the lawyers and Swalwell jumped in to save him. Obviously Schiffless wasn’t there to object or he would have been in on it too.

      It is now on the record that interfering with the wishes of the President is OK if you disagree with them… or maybe if you are afraid some information that would expose the coup meisters would come out.

      These rats are beyond despicable.. but the problem really is, they think they have the right to delegitimize the President of the United States because they know better what is good for us!

      I say, bring it, Schiff! I’ll take Ratcliff and Jordan and Meadows against your imbeciles anyday! The American People will be watching.

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  33. Heika says:

    There was so much in that that blew my mind. What a grub, what a disgrace, an insult to his uniform… and what a stunning genius is Ratcliffe to power on and squeeze the snot out of him. No wonder they didn’t want him (Ratcliffe) to be in charge of cleaning up the swamp.

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  34. Sparky5253 says:

    Massive insubordination by Vindman. When is the court martial?

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  35. k4jjj says:

    If the senior military leaders of the United States are not faithfully following the orders of the Commander in Chief, they ALL can and should be immediately relieved and replaced. The President has the full authority to promote officers who ARE pledged to uphold the President’s constitutional authority. Douglas MacArthur was fired by President Truman for his insubordination.

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    • Ma McGriz says:

      I agree about loyalty to the CIC and what should happen to those who are disloyal.

      It’s a sworn duty, and it wouldn’t surprise me if President Trump has been quietly doing so all along to clean up obama’s mess. I can’t help but think he has the input and support for such corrections from within the ranks.

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  36. Zaid is now saying that his tweet ‘the coup has started’ was only reference to political process. Not an actual coup.

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  37. Retired IG says:

    Can’t believe HOW BAD the script Shiff and the cast of characters rolled out for this “coup” has become. First a whistle blower that cannot be named (ask Julian Assange about naming himself) and then this COWARD Voldman. Wearing his military suit no less to somehow give his testimony some semblance of “truthiness.” To me it is a really bad SC-FI movie. What’s next in this bad movie – people testifying in front of Congress that Prez Trump has been working with off world aliens that have been on his side to defeat Hilary, Joe Biden, ad nauseam since day one ? I WOULDN”T BE SURPRISED.
    In my life experience, there are many of my friends and family NOT contacting me these days. Sure there are lots of things going on with them in their personal lives. But in my heart of hearts I don’t think they want me to know how greatly they are salivating over, and are actually hoping and believing the SHIT SHOW that is going on. I am not about to invest the energy to splash some ice water on their fantasies.
    But the truth is self evident. All of us are created equal. Do the crime and then do the time.
    .

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  38. Petey says:

    Sorry all, I was wrong the civil has started already it just hasn’t gone hot yet

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  39. ann says:

    I don’t accept the legal premise that with holding our funds from Ukraine until the officials turn over evidence to us that has destabilised our country and harmed our national security is in any way wrong, illegal , immoral, abusive or grounds for removal of the president.

    All this amounts to is President Trump defending us, the integrity of our political system ! If that implicates Uniparty, military, DoJ, State, GOOD. I DONT GIVE A HOOT.about the “rules” & legal constructs they come up .
    The motive is to permanently establish their control over us, to interpret laws in ways that protect themselves, their agenda of destruction , their group interests, and to legitimize parasitic fortune building,

    fancy legalese doesn’t hide the reality,
    Biden, like Clinton, McConnel and likely 3/4 of the Senate & staffers,, used his position to extort & profiteer from a developing market in a a foreign country.

    If they succeed, I will not respect nor pledge to obey their fake laws. Already used fake laws to nullify sovereignty & overturn public referendums in my “sanctuary” totalitarian state

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  40. Doppler says:

    I guess I take heart from PDJT’s remark that he’s captured or entrapped the entire deep state. I suspect that these players in this impeachment farce are already set for indictment for prior crimes, and have been duped by our VSG into very publicly and on the record attempting to act out the conspiracy they previously planned. The big question is, which of them have previously copped a plea and are now working undercover to gather evidence on their superiors in crime.

    I just watched Maria B’s Wall Street program from this morning and she and her very impressive guest were discussing the markets and why US stocks keep climbing, despite this and that geopolitical risk – China, rising dollar, Brexit, etc, etc., I kept waiting for it, but the word “impeachment” did not get uttered. I took that to mean that the markets don’t see the entire farce as having any realistic chance of happening.

    So the President’s assurance that he’s already got all of them, and the market’s lack of concern tell me this LTC is not a problem.

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  41. Badabing says:

    It is time for Pres. Trump to declare that a coup is being attempted, and anyone participating will be arrested and hung by their pencil necks upon conviction. That should tighten up some sphincters..

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  42. jus wundrin says:

    As best that I can remember, 0Bomba DID purge many O-4’s (Majors) from the military, and the same with the enlisted ranks E-6 or E-7s. I thought at the time that he was grooming the military for ‘yes’ men that would jump on the grenades for him as they became senior (O-6 on up). The next step for an O-4 is Lt. Colonel, or O-5, just like vindman.

    When did vindman become an O-5? Interesting

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  43. Streak 264 says:

    What kind of clearance does his twin brother have?
    Is that the redacted name in the transcript?
    He could be in trouble.

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    • beach lover says:

      correction… his “identical” twin brother. I guess somehow that gives him the same powers…same DNA, doncha know. Give me a frikkin break with this ass.

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  44. Deplore Able says:

    I hereby nominate Congressman John Ratcliffe, a true patriot, defender of the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, for the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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  45. trapper says:

    Advising Ukrainian officials to violate its treaty with the US and to ignore a legal request by the US President pursuant to the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty that was signed by President Bill Clinton and approved by the US Senate. This would seem to be the definition of insubordination. And he’s still walking around free?

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  46. Joebkonobi says:

    I hope and expect that President Trump has a war room with trusted advisors and attorneys strategizing how to counterattack the coup. If not he should do that immediately.

    I also hope General Flynn is freed soon. General Flynn understands how the entire IC works and the risk it poses on the Republic. President Trump needs General Flynn right about now. It’s war.

    One reason the swamp went after Flynn was because he wanted to significantly reduce (cull out) the NSC by making all resign, then reapply to justify their work and value to the organization. In other words he was a threat to the status quo.

    I think the entire IC is in need of a good culling (it’s called reorganization in the government).

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  47. dallasdan says:

    The President’s tweets ring more of desperation and fear than confidence.

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    • Jeepers Treepers says:

      What on earth are you talking about? The president gets so little support from GOP senators and congressmen. He largely has to stand up for himself on a daily basis. We need more of our elected officials to stand up and support and protect the president. I don’t see desperation or fear in his tweets.

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    • Colorado Rich says:

      You forgot the /sarc, allassdan. But I didn’t.

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  48. Heika says:

    Its 55 minutes, but its loaded with new stuff including logs of Chalupa going in and out of Whitehouse so many times.. a real eye opener Worth a watch and Youtube thought so too – as they banned it, so Tom has it up here now on Vimeo now https://vimeo.com/372092613#at=9

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    • Heika says:

      Sorry, Tom Fitton, and Video title
      “Coup Update, Schiff Show Trial Set, Where’s the Whistleblower & More!”

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    • American Heritage says:

      Interesting cast of characters showing up on the Obama White House visitors’ logs. More specific info about the Deep State than usually comes to light. JW continues to shoulder the burden of investigative work government refuses to do. And they have to beg for donations, while swarms of bureaucrats and congress critters snuffle up taxpayer money more or less at their leisure.

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  49. Ma McGriz says:

    This is pure stupidity you’re posting here.

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  50. Jeepers Treepers says:

    The DS is trying to squeeze PDJT from every direction. So many people attack him. When he tries to do something about them, they then accuse him of abuse of power, or obstruction of justice. What becomes obvious, without too much thought, is that the DS is the group that is obstructing justice. I am continually amazed that PDJT never gives up but continues to work for us and is successful in accomplishing so much.

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