A Bizarre, Often Dark Week In Review

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February 8, 2020 9:00 a.m.

Hello TPM Members and welcome to the weekend.

We ended the week on a disheartening, but unsurprising, note. On Friday, Lt. Col. Vindman, arguably the most consequential witness in the House’s impeachment inquiry, was escorted out of the White House where he was working as the director for European affairs on the White House National Security Council.

It’s clear this is retaliation for his testimony before Congress and we don’t think the retribution will end with him. President Trump’s been on a tear post-acquittal and, if history has taught us anything, things don’t always end well for those who demonstrate a hint of disloyalty to the mob boss-in-chief.

As always, thanks for reading and thanks for being a member. It’s especially crucial in these bizarre, often dark times.

Here’s what happened in Prime this week.

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