Former National Security Council Director for European Affairs Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman.|Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
The Army will not investigate Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the previous National Security Council staffer who affirmed in the president’s impeachment examination, the service’s top civilian stated Friday.
Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy made the statement at an event simply days after President Donald Trump stated he envisioned the armed force would “have a look at” whether Vindman ought to deal with disciplinary action for the “dreadful things” he informed Home private investigators about the president’s telephone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky last July.
Vindman was ousted from his position on the NSC last week after the Senate acquitted Trump. Vindman’s attorney stated the relocation totaled up to retribution.
McCarthy on Friday minimized Vindman’s go back to the Army, stating he just returned to the service a couple of months earlier than planned and would have a “bridging project” for a number of months in the Army’s headquarters office in Washington.
” Then he will be heading to a senior service college this summer. There’s no investigation into him,” McCarthy said at a National Press Club luncheon.
On Tuesday, Trump informed press reporters “if you take a look at what occurred, [the military is] going to definitely, I would think of, take a look at that.”
” It ended up that what he reported was really different [than what occurred],” Trump included. “And likewise when you take a look at the person he reports to, said dreadful things, avoided the hierarchy, leaked, did a great deal of bad things. Therefore we sent him on his method to a much various place, and the armed force can manage him anyway they desire.”
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