Soon after Donald Trump was acquitted on multiple charges, he seemed eager to get revenge on some of his political opponents. One of the President’s first post impeachment acts was to fire not only whistle-blower Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, but also Vindman’s brother Yevgeny, who had nothing to do with the case.
Following the firing, Trump then hinted that he could call for an investigation into the long-time military man. According to the Army, that will not come to pass, as Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy confirmed there will be no probe into the Lieutenant Colonel.
Days ago Trump told reporters, “That’s going to be up to the military, we’ll have to see, but if you look at what happened, they’re going to certainly, I would imagine, take a look at that.”
The President continued, “It turned out that what he reported was very different. And also when you look at the person he reports to, said horrible things, avoided the chain of command, leaked, did a lot of bad things. And so we sent him on his way to a much different location, and the military can handle him anyway they want.”
Asked about Trump’s comments, McCarthy said that Vindman will be given a “bridging assignment.” He continued, “Then he will be heading to a senior service college this summer. There’s no investigation into him.”