Connect with us

WHAM!

Vindman Smacks Down Jim Jordan’s Attempt to Discredit Him by Reading From His Last Review: ‘Top 1% Military Officer’

Published

on

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) tried to discredit Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman during his testimony in the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment inquiry Tuesday. Lt. Col. Vindman is the White House’s Ukraine Expert, who officially serves as the Director for European Affairs for the National Security Council.

Jordan tried to suggest Vindman is a leaker and his supervisors had questioned his judgment.

Vindman was prepared, and responded by reading from his latest review, from July.

“Your boss had concerns about your judgment, your former boss, Dr. Hill, had concerns about your judgment, your colleagues had concerns about your judgment, and your colleagues felt there were times when you leaked information,” Jordan accused. “Any idea why they have those impressions?”

Vindman, reading his review written by Dr. Fiona Hill: “Alex is a top one-percent military officer and the best Army officer I have worked with in my 15 years of government service.”

“He’s brilliant, unflappable and exercises excellent judgment,” Vindman read, looking up at Rep. Jordan, as he read “excellent judgment.”

Jordan tried to interrupt, but Vindman would not let him.

“I’m sorry,” Vindman said, suggesting he was not finished. He continued reading.

“And Colonel, you never leaked information?” Jordan pressed.

“I never did. I never would. That is preposterous that I would do that,” Vindman replied.

Watch:

 

Continue Reading
Click to comment
 
 

Enjoy this piece?

… then let us make a small request. The New Civil Rights Movement depends on readers like you to meet our ongoing expenses and continue producing quality progressive journalism. Three Silicon Valley giants consume 70 percent of all online advertising dollars, so we need your help to continue doing what we do.

NCRM is independent. You won’t find mainstream media bias here. From unflinching coverage of religious extremism, to spotlighting efforts to roll back our rights, NCRM continues to speak truth to power. America needs independent voices like NCRM to be sure no one is forgotten.

Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Help ensure NCRM remains independent long into the future. Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to NCRM, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click here to donate by check.

WHAM!

‘Ronna, Go to Hell!’ Donna Brazile Tears Into RNC Chairwoman for Using ‘Russian Talking Points’ on Fox News

Published

on

Fox News Democratic strategist Donna Brazile told RNC chair Ronna McDaniel to “stay the hell out of our race” on Tuesday.

Brazile made the remarks after McDaniel suggested that the Democrats are headed toward a brokered convention if they don’t choose Sen. Bernie Sanders as their nominee.

“Stay the hell out of our race,” Brazile told Fox News host Sandra Smith. “I get sick and tired of listening to Republicans tell me and the Democrats about our process. First of all, they don’t have a process. They’re cancelling primaries.”

“And for people to use Russian talking points to sow division among Americans, that is stupid,” she added. “So, Ronna, go to hell.”

“Whoa!” co-host Ed Henry exclaimed.

“No, go to hell!” Brazile repeated. “I’m tired of it, Ed. We’re not trying to prevent anyone from becoming the nominee. If you have the delegates and win, you will win.”

Republican National Committee Communications Director Michael Ahrens called Brazile’s statement “unhinged.”

“Rich coming from someone who helped Hillary cheat in the debates and went on a post-2016 book tour claiming the primary was ‘rigged,’” he wrote on Twitter.

Watch the video below from Fox News.

 

 

Continue Reading

WHAM!

Pelosi on Fire Says Trump Looked ‘Sedated’ and Insists It’s ‘Imperative’ That ‘Next Year We Will Have a New President’

Published

on

A fired up Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi delivered strong words about President Donald Trump, hours after he attacked and threatened her at the National Prayer Breakfast, and just days after he snubbed her during the State of the Union.

“That wasn’t a State of the Union, it was a state of his mind,” Speaker Pelosi said of Trump’s speech to Congress and the nation Tuesday night.

“I extended the hand of friendship” and he refused it, she said of his refusal to shake her hand.

“He looked to me a little sedated,” she added. “He looked like that last year too.”

“Next year we will have a new President – that is an absolute imperative,” Pelosi promised.

She also said “it was necessary” to tear up her copy of his State of the Union speech “to get the attention of the American people, to say, ‘This is not true.'”

“I don’t need any lessons from anybody,” especially Trump, “about ‘dignity.'”

“I feel very liberated,” she noted.

 

 

Continue Reading

WHAM!

House Democrat: Bolton ‘Strongly Implied Something Improper’ to Me in Firing of Ukraine Ambassador Back in September

Published

on

John Bolton

A top House Democrat has just revealed former Trump National Security Advisor John Bolton “strongly implied” there had been “something improper” about President Trump’s firing of Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch.

“He and I spoke by telephone on September 23,” House Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel says in a statement. “On that call, Ambassador Bolton suggested to me—unprompted—that the committee look into the recall of Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch. He strongly implied that something improper had occurred around her removal as our top diplomat in Kyiv.”

Engel corrected the President as well.

“President Trump is wrong that John Bolton didn’t say anything about the Trump-Ukraine Scandal at the time the President fired him. He said something to me,” Engel says.

Full statement:

This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Stay tuned and refresh for updates.

 

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2019 AlterNet Media.