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Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman’s Wife Says A Second Trump Term Could Endanger Her Family

Rachel Vindman, the wife of Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman, who testified at Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, said Wednesday that she fears for the safety of her family if Trump is re-elected. Trump lashed out at her husband for testifying, resulting in the backlash that led to Vindmans’ decision to retire from the Navy. Mrs. Vindman says that if he wins a second term, she fears the incumbent president will seek vengeance against those he perceives as his enemies.

Rachel Vindman: Trump is dangerous
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Rachel Vindman, who goes by the handle @NatSecHobbyist on Twitter, responded Wednesday to a voting prompt. “A vote for Joe Biden is a vote for _______” queried talk show host Chip Franklin. Vindman responded, “The safety of my family.”

The tweet, without a name attached to the account, might have gone largely unnoticed, but was amplified by legal analyst Benjamin Wittes, who identified the account and warned that her fears are not unfounded.

Further clarifying, Vindman explained that her family isn’t currently in danger, but that she feels they could be on Trump’s radar if he gets a second term.

Her husband, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, has already seen the results of Trump’s wrath. MSNBC reported back in July that he had retired, with his attorney releasing this statement.

After more than 21 years of military service, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman is retiring today after it has been made clear that his future within the institution he has dutifully served will forever be limited.

He said he had faced retaliation and harassment for speaking up about Trump’s attempts to leverage Ukraine into actions against a political opponent.



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