After Vindman’s Testimony, Army Now Providing Security To Him And Family

National Security Council Director for European Affairs Alexander Vindman(R) arrives for a closed-door deposition at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on October 29, 2019. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL... National Security Council Director for European Affairs Alexander Vindman(R) arrives for a closed-door deposition at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on October 29, 2019. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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The Army is providing NSC official Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and his family security assistance to help with the “public attention” after his testimony in the impeachment inquiry Tuesday.

An Army spokeswoman told ABC News that the soldiers are working in conjunction with local law enforcement to ensure that he and his family are “properly protected.” Those measures involve surveillance of his home.

There is some speculation that the Vindman family could be moved to a nearby Army base if security concerns persist.

During his sometimes moving testimony Tuesday, Vindman assured his father that he would be “fine” after delivering testimony damaging to President Donald Trump.

“Dad, my sitting here today, in the U.S. Capitol talking to our elected officials is proof that you made the right decision forty years ago to leave the Soviet Union and
come here to the United States of America in search of a better life for our
family,” he said at the end of his opening statement. “Do not worry, I will be fine for telling the truth.”

Later in his testimony, he asserted that he had such confidence in his safety because in America, “right matters.”

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  1. Avatar for bdtex bdtex says:

    It is truly a f**king shame that it’s necessary.

  2. It is a sad state of affairs that Vindman and his family have to suffer at the hands of the despicable Republican party because of his honorable acts. I hope the military is watching and eventually understand that the GOPers are friends to no one but themselves and their rich donors (that includes Putin).

  3. I suppose if Vindman was black he’d be cautioned to avoid trees.

  4. My doctor is not a stupid man, but back after the election I told him it was stressing me out and he said he didn’t have a dog in the fight because he hadn’t voted for anyone, reason being "I couldn’t vote for her." OK, Doc McG., but now we have NSC staffers in danger from Trump’s loutish, brutal minions because they did their jobs defending this nation against enemies foreign and domestic. Maybe you could have not voted for that somehow. Thanks ever so much.

  5. 63,000,000 of your fellow citizens don’t view it as a shame.

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