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Vindman: ‘I’d Call Myself Never Partisan’

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Posted By: Imright, 11/19/2019 9:49:51 PM

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a National Security Council aide, said Tuesday that he has no political motivations in appearing before the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment hearing and that he considers himself “never partisan.”Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) questioned Vindman about his military service and his political motivations in agreeing to testify before the committee’s despite a directive from the White House against doing so.HIMES: Lieutenant Colonel, you previously testified that you’ve dedicated your entire professional life to the United States of America.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: proactus 11/19/2019 10:18:47 PM (No. 239819)
VIndman is the Dwight Schrute of the Impeachment Hearing.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: stablemoney 11/19/2019 10:30:48 PM (No. 239824)
Mr. Vindman, have you ever made any anti-Trump comments to anyone? Have you ever posted an email, anything on social media that is anti-Trump? Did you vote in the 2016 election? The Republicans should have set some perjury traps for this guy. The Democrats surely would have, the other way around.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Moritz55 11/19/2019 10:59:07 PM (No. 239830)
Good one. Bwahahahahaha!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: hammondb3 11/19/2019 11:04:36 PM (No. 239833)
Let me see if I get this right... The 'non-partisan' Vindman was deeply disturbed when Trump said to Zelefsky "Could you do us a favor and look into that thing with the Bidens... if possible". But cannot bring himself to condemn BIDEN for bragging about getting his son out from under investigation by the expressed threat of withholding 1.5 billion in aid from Ukraine? Friends, that is a HUGE pile of warm used oats right there.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: anniebc 11/19/2019 11:14:02 PM (No. 239835)
Vindman, and make me call you Lt. Col., is one of those types that my Marine ex, with the highest disgust, called pukes. Little traitor took such pleasure in testifying against his CIC. He needs to be kicked out of the Army, bump his service.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Salt5792 11/19/2019 11:27:58 PM (No. 239842)
Liar
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DVC 11/19/2019 11:50:34 PM (No. 239848)
Vindman has at least been insubordinate, and it appears that he leaked a classified Presidential phone call to people who did not have proper 'need to know'. Having a clearance at the appropriate level is NOT enough for it to be legal, you MUST have job related need to know the classified information. Eric "Mouthy" CIAramella had no need to know, except to cause trouble for the President with his fake, hearsay, "whistleblower" BS which makes claims that DID NOT HAPPEN. Vindman - courts martial on insubordination and on improper use of classified information. Probably more that a good Army JAG officer could find.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Words have Meaning 11/19/2019 11:52:53 PM (No. 239849)
Vindman says... "I'd call myself never partisan" ..."and Please call me Lt. Col. Vindman" Did that remind anyone else of Jack Nicholson as Col. Nathan Jessup in "A Few Good Men" ..."Please call me Col. or sir, I believe I've earned it". Sit down Col. Jessup...I mean Lt. Col. Vindman...I have a few more questions for you. Did you order THE CODE RED, Col Jessup? Are you the WHISTLE-BLOWER Lt. Col Vindman?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: NotaBene 11/20/2019 12:46:44 AM (No. 239865)
Insubordination in the US Army, plotting with the CIA in full dress uniform in a coup to bring down our best President ever. You really have to be a vainglorious small martinet of a man to stop Mr. Nunez and demand to be addressed as Lieutenant Colonel. As a nationalized Jewish-Ukrainian citizen Sacha Vindman should have more gratitude towards the exceptional country that took him out of the most corrupt country in Europe.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Janylou 11/20/2019 1:42:30 AM (No. 239882)
Someone called Vindman a Major Burns, very apropos! Even Major Burns, though, respected chain of command, Vindman does not.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: JediJerry 11/20/2019 1:50:04 AM (No. 239886)
He got it wrong. He can call himself a member Trumper.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Trigger2 11/20/2019 1:52:15 AM (No. 239887)
I tuned in for about 2 minutes yesterday. When I saw Vindman's hastily covered up smirk on his face after admitting that the president sets foreign policy, I turned the channel and never went back. Who is he to keep forwarding Barry's corrupt money making Ukraine policy? If he didn't like it, he should have left his glorified demonrat corruption post. Oh wait, that's what his demonrat assignment was - - to lie and further demonrat corruption and maybe even make some cash out of it.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: coyote 11/20/2019 1:59:15 AM (No. 239891)
Ha ha, and I'd call myself George Washington.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: F15 Gork 11/20/2019 6:53:28 AM (No. 239960)
I wonder if he’s ever fired a rifle?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 11/20/2019 8:13:23 AM (No. 240028)
Were I you, I'd call myself "Princess."
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