Lt. Col. Vindman who sought to end funding for Artsakh de-mining project removed from White House

An aide who testified against President Donald Trump in the impeachment hearings has been escorted out of the White House.

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman was escorted out of the White House on Friday and told to leave his position at the National Security Council (NSC), according to a statement released by his attorney, The Hill reports.

Vindman was one of the key witnesses who testified in connection with the House impeachment inquiry about President Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian president during which Trump raised investigations of former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden’s dealings in Ukraine.

“There is no question in the mind of any American why this man’s job is over, why this country now has one less soldier serving it at the White House,” David Pressman, Vindman’s attorney, said in a statement. “LTC Vindman was asked to leave for telling the truth.  His honor, his commitment to right, frightened the powerful.”

In the post, Alexander Vindman sought to end USAID funding for The HALO Trust’s life-saving, peace-promoting Artsakh de-mining program.

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