Trump Threatens To Reveal Info On Key Impeachment Witness Alexander Vindman

President Donald Trump makes a statement in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House October 27, 2019. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he’ll release information on Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a major witness in the House impeachment investigation, that supposedly proves he’s a “Never Trumper.”

During a press gaggle outside the White House, Trump was asked if he had any evidence of his baseless claim that Vindman is a “Never Trumper”– the kind of Republican whom Trump has described as “human scum.”

“We’ll be showing that to you real soon, okay?” the President said.

Vindman drew Trump’s ire after giving one of the most consequential depositions in the impeachment probe last week, telling investigators that he was so alarmed by Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian president (a call Vindman had listened to), he contacted a top White House lawyer twice.

Trump also wouldn’t rule out shutting down the government to hinder the impeachment investigation, which Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer had raised as a “worrisome” possibility last week.

“It depends on what the negotiations are,” Trump said. “I wouldn’t commit to anything. It depends on what the negotiations are.”

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  1. “We’ll be showing that to you real soon, okay?” the President said.

    This is the same answer the Press will get the next time they ask, and perpetually thereafter.

  2. Coming right after tax returns and Hawaiian birth certificate revelations…

  3. Translation. “I got nothing.”

  4. Avatar for jtx jtx says:

    All I can say is that I am sick of Trump.

  5. Avatar for pshah pshah says:

    During a press gaggle outside the White House, Trump was asked if he had any evidence of his baseless claim that Vindman is a “Never Trumper”– the kind of Republican whom Trump has described as “human scum.”

    I beg the media -please don’t fall for his game. It doesn’t matter if he’s a “never-Trumper”, a sometimes-Trumper, or always-Trumper. Only the facts matter here. Did Vindman tell the truth or not? Is Trump telling the truth or not? That’s the story. That alone. Everything else is misdirection. And I’m betting Vindman is the truth-teller here.

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