Monday, during an interview that aired on NBC’s “Nightly News,” retired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman acknowledged that he is now a “Never Trumper.” He complained the White House leaked a memo about him to congressional Republicans in a bid to smear him.
Vindman testified in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial last year, claiming to have witnessed Trump pressure the Ukrainian President in a phone call to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.
He argued that he had been nonpartisan before impeachment but now was “absolutely” a Never Trumper.
“I could say that I am now a Never Trumper,” Vindman said. “I was not a Never Trumper before. I was nonpartisan. Regardless of what administration, I would just try to do the best I could to advance national security interests. But I think as the President has attacked and politicized me directly — in taking a very sober view of where this President is taking this country, the divisions, the catering to our adversaries, the undermining of our national security interests, that I am absolutely a Never Trumper.”
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