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Colonel windman become one of the main witnesses in the case of impeachment trump resigned

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Colonel Alexander Vindman become one of the main witnesses in the hearings on the impeachment of the President of the United States Donald trump in the fall of 2019, retired from the armed forces. According to the lawyer David Pressman, which leads to “Russian service of BBC”, it was caused by a “campaign of harassment, intimidation and retaliation”, arranged by President trump.

Colonel wingman in July last year, heard you on the phone trump with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelenskiy, which has become a cause for impeachment. Contrary to the instructions of the President, windman came to the Committee of the house of representatives to testify and confirmed that the content of the conversation caused him concern.

The house of representatives in December last year voted to impeach trump, accusing him of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. For dismissal would be enough of a positive decision on either of the two articles of charges. However, in the end, the Senate acquitted the President. In the first article he was acquitted with a score of 52:48, the second – 53:47. It was not a surprise, since most senators are Republicans, as the President himself.

Shortly thereafter, most of the officials who testified at the trial, lost their jobs. Wingman of Lieutenant Colonel, seconded from the Pentagon to the national security Council in the White house, withdrew from the White house under guard and revoked his pass. However, windman some time continued his service at the primary place of employment in the Ministry of defence.

In June, when he was assign to the rank of Colonel, in a press there were publications about what the White house crossed him off the list for a promotion. “The patriotism of Colonel Windman cost him his career,” said Pressman.

He Vindman also confirmed that he had requested resignation from military service. “My family and looking forward to a new Chapter of our life,” he wrote on Twitter. The white house and President trump has not yet commented on the resignation of Windmane.