Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman (Associated Press photo)
Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, one of the witnesses that testified during President Donald Trump's impeachment, was reportedly fired from his role on the National Security Council on Friday afternoon, according to CNN. Vindman's twin brother, who also serves on the NSC, was also fired and escorted from the White House.
A statement from his attorney, David Pressman, says that Vindman was "escorted out of the White House where he has dutifully served his country and his President."
"We can confirm that both Lt. Cols. Vindman have been reassigned to the Department of the Army," an Army spokesperson told Task & Purpose. "Out of respect for their privacy, we will not be providing any further information at this time."
"There is no question in the mind of any American why this man's job is over, why this country has one less soldier serving it at the White House," Pressman said in the statement. "LTC Vindman was asked to leave for telling the truth. His honor, his commitment to right, frightened the powerful."
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