- Retired Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Windman, a key witness in President Donald Trump’s impeachment investigation, said he now considers himself a “Never Trumper” – an allegation the president threw at the veteran after his constitutional testimony.
- Windman appeared on NBC Nightly News on Monday to talk about the Ukraine scandal and the impeachment investigation on Trump.
- He told Holt that it was not bitterness or anger that forced him to speak out against Trump for the interview.
- He said that he “hopes to share a perspective that can somehow inform a voter to go to the most important election of our lives, and perhaps persuade them to make a choice that we have Pass, an option for four more years of disaster. “
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Retired Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Windman, a key witness in President Donald Trump’s impeachment investigation, said he “absolutely” became a “Never Trumper” in light of the president’s attacks against him.
Trump after Windman’s congressional testimony for presidential impeachment The accused Being “never a trumper”. When the rape. When Jim Himes of Jim Connecticut asked if identified with the word Windman, he said, “I would never call myself biased.”
In an interview with Lester Holt of NBC News, Wyndman said that he now considers himself a “Never Trumper”, which he joined the administration “with the hope of doing my job, capable of advancing America.” With the hope of being. National Security Interest. ”
“Whatever the administration, I’ll just try to do the best I can to advance national security interests,” Wyndman told Holt, “but I think, as a presidential attack and directly politicized me Gaya, where it is in a very calm attitude. The President is taking this country, division, catering for our opponents, undermining national security interests, I am absolutely a ‘Never Trumper’.
Both Wyndman and his twin brothers were removed from their positions on the National Security Council earlier this year.
In July, Wyndman retired from the military after more than two decades. Windman’s lawyer, David Pressman, told Fox News the veteran’s decision to retire because “it has been made clear that his future within the institution he has dutifully served will be limited forever.”
“Nobody told me I had to leave,” Windman told Holt during an NBC News interview. For example, if the president were not to be re-elected, for example, I could probably continue this, but much bigger if it would have happened. ”
“If they were to be reelected, the joke was that I would end up in a radar station in Alaska.”
Vindman also claimed in an NBC News interview that the White House leaked classified information about him in an attempt to smear members of the GOP Congress.
During his intelligence testimony, Republican lawyer Steve Castor on the House Intelligence Committee asked Wyndman whether the Ukrainian national security adviser asked if Wyndman, who was born in Ukraine, would serve as the country’s defense minister.
“That memo that I classified was leaked to the Republican, Republican, a classified memo to try to get me to travel,” Windman told NBC News. “He could only come from one place, only from the White House.”
Castor told NBC News that he denied that he obtained information from the White House but did not clarify where it came from.
As NBC News reported, National Security Council spokesman John Ulliott described Windman as a disgruntled former detainee seeking publicity, accusing him of no merit.
However, Windman said it was not bitterness or anger that forced him to speak out against Trump, which he said could bring “a significant amount of personal risk, reputational risk” for him.
He said that he “hopes to share a perspective that can somehow inform a voter to go to the most important election of our lives, and perhaps persuade them to make a choice that we have Pass, an option for four more years of disaster. “
-NBC Night News with Lister Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) 14 September 2020