WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday that the White House's leading expert on Ukraine could be ousted after testifying against the president during impeachment ending this week with the Trump's acquittal.
FILE PHOTO: US President Donald Trump issued a statement of his acquittal in the East Room of the White House in Washington, USA, February 6, 2020. REUTERS / Joshua Roberts
When asked about media reports that he could remove Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman from the National Security Council (NSC), Trump told reporters: I was not happy with him. Do you think I will be happy with him? … They will make that decision.
A source familiar with the situation told Reuters that Vindman would be returned to the Ministry of Defense.
Vindman testified in the impeachment investigation by the House of Representatives in November that Mr. Trump made an unwarranted request by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in a phone call in July that became the focus of the president's exploration. Republic.
Vindman told a Democratic-run committee, I couldn't believe what I heard during the phone call. Trump asked Zelenskiy to open an investigation of both Democratic rival Joe Biden and a widely exposed conspiracy theory that Ukraine, not Russia, was behind the 2016 US presidential election.
Trump emerged victorious from this week's trial with a vote in the Senate, controlled by Republicans who refused to abuse …
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