Donald Trump has not finished his double-sided ax bloodbath of getting even with those who testified against him. Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and his twin, a senior attorney, both worked in the National Security Council (NSC) until the president vindictively thrust them out with a very public police escort. Only one brother testified, but the marketer-in-chief knows that publicly punishing family members generates a special kind of cruel pain upon those on his enemies list.
White House counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway appeared on Fox & Friends Monday. During her interview, she appeared to hint that removing the brothers from their jobs was just the beginning of Trump’s reign of terror.
The counsel to the president caught the question about whether or not Trump planned on firing more witnesses. She answered with a noncommital “maybe.” Conway agreed with Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy about the two National Security Council twins. He said they “didn’t get fire [but] just got relocated,” according to The POLITICO:
‘They are working at the Army, where they were. They were detailed to the NSC. This is typical. I’ve had detailees on my small staff. This is very typical in a White House to have a detailee for a temporary period of time who then returns to what their full-time job is.’
Conway did not have a good reason for the president’s actions. After all, Vindman’s appointment would have ended in July 2020 anyway.
Then, there was Gordon Sondland. He was ambassador to the European Union until the president recalled him “effective immediately.” Conway said that he had been a “reluctant Trump supporter:”
‘[I]t was nice of the president to give him that post in the first place. He wrote a big check to the inauguration but wasn’t really there before the president improbably, unsurprisingly, won, for people like that.’
Both Sondland and Vindman honored their subpoenas from the House impeachment hearings. The number of those who did so was very limited. Trump told all of his administration to ignore the subpoenas and the documents related to the issue as a result.
As soon as the president’s trials were ended with an acquitted, White House sources have been threatening “payback.” They indicated that anyone who testified or even played a very small part in the impeachment would suffer the wrath comparable to that of Genghis Khan, according to Good Reads.
Very few of those 17 brave individuals who testified against Trump remain in their jobs at this time. In addition, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House Intelligence Committee Chair and lead in the impeachment Adam Schiff (D-CA), and House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold [Jerry] Nadler (D-NY) will likely be at the top of the president’s hit list aka his enemies list. No doubt, POTUS will surprise some.
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