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Top NSC Official Reassigned to Energy Department amid Rumors She Is ‘Anonymous’

Deputy National Security Adviser Victoria Coates is leaving the National Security Council (NSC) to become a senior adviser to Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette, according to Axios. The move comes after a whisper campaign that Coates is “Anonymous,” the White House official who penned an anti-Trump op-ed and book. Coates has vehemently denied she is “Anonymous,”…

Is Trump Finally Gearing Up To Fulfill His Pledge To ‘Drain The Swamp’?

February 17, 2020 5:08 PM ET President Donald Trump was elected in 2016 after declaring war against institutional Washington and “the swamp.” The “drain the swamp” message has been the calling card of Trump and his supporters since the 2016 election cycle, and for good reason. Sixty percent of American voters believe it is important…

Army Secretary: ‘There’s No Investigations’ into Alexander Vindman

Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said Friday that the service is not investigating Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the former National Security Council (NSC) staffer who was removed from his assignment last week after testifying during the impeachment inquiry. Asked if the Army would be investigating or punishing Vindman, McCarthy said: Col. Vindman was scheduled to come…

Former WH Chief of Staff John Kelly: Alexander Vindman Did Nothing Wrong, Reported ‘Illegal...

President Trump’s former chief of staff Marine Gen. (Ret.) John Kelly praised former National Security Council staffer Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who testified against the president during the impeachment inquiry, during a speech at Drew University in New Jersey on Wednesday, according to a report. Kelly said, according to the Atlantic, that Vindman is blameless…

Trump: Up to the Military to Decide to Discipline Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that it would be up to the military to decide on further action on Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who was removed from the White House on Friday. When asked whether Vindman should face further action, he said, “Number one, it’s up to the military.” He added: “That’s going…

Fears Of More Post-Impeachment Purges Grow As Trump Says Military Should Punish Vindman

February 11, 2020 6:17 PM ET President Donald Trump said the military should consider punishing Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman for testifying against him in the House, stoking fears that his purge of impeachment witnesses isn’t over yet. Trump’s call for punishment is not binding, however, and the military is free to do whatever it wishes…

Report: Trump Administration Has Removed 70 Obama Holdovers at NSC

The Trump administration has removed 70 Obama holdovers at the National Security Council (NSC), Washington Examiner columnist Paul Bedard reported on Monday. President Trump and National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien have removed 70 Obama holdovers from the NSC, which previously boasted a staff of roughly 200 people, according to the Washington Examiner: The @WHNSC is how…

Graham: Vindman Should Be Questioned About Connections To The Whistleblower

February 09, 2020 1:58 PM ET Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman’s ouster from the National Security Council (NSC) was “justified” and that the officer needs to be asked about his relationship with the whistleblower who provoked an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. “I think he reassignment…

Maxine Waters: Trump Has ‘No Respect for People of Color’

Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) Sunday on MSNBC accused President Donald Trump of having “no respect for people of color.” Reacting to the dismissal of  Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, Waters said, “This president defined himself a long time ago. I am not surprised at anything that he…

Trump Says Vindman Ousted Because He Was ‘Insubordinate’ And ‘Had Problems With Judgement’

February 08, 2020 12:33 PM ET President Donald Trump responded to criticism of his firing of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, tweeting Saturday that the former White House aide was “insubordinate” and “had problems with judgment.” Trump on Friday removed Vindman, a U.S. Army officer with the National Security Council (NSC), after his appearance as a…
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