Trump’s Deep State Purge Continues as 70 NSC Employees Follow Alexander Vindman Out the Door
President Donald Trump is getting rid of the dead weight within the Washington D.C. swamp now that his impeachment trial has come to an end.
In addition to the firing of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and Lt. Col. Yevgeny Vindman last week, Trump has dismissed 70 employees from the National Security Council (NSC), many of whom have ties to former President Barack Obama.
This could be the first of many cuts coming within the NSC. National security adviser Robert O’Brien has said that the intention is to get the NSC down to roughly 100 employees, far less than the 700 bureaucrats that Obama employed while he was vastly expanding power in Washington D.C.
“This month, we will complete the right-sizing goal Ambassador O’Brien outlined in October, and in fact, may exceed that target by drawing down even more positions,” John Ullyot, the NSC’s senior director for strategic communications, said to the Washington Examiner.
President Trump blasted Vindman on his Twitter account after the man was fired from his role as U.S. Ambassador to the European Union last week:
Democrats are fighting mad that President Trump is exerting more control over his own administration in the aftermath of their failed impeachment coup.
“Those who suggested President Trump’s behavior would improve following his impeachment have been proven wrong. I sincerely hope that all members of Congress condemn this latest reprehensible, yet sadly predictable conduct by President Trump,” Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) said.
“Lt. Col. Vindman honored his oath and did his duty when he came forward about President Trump’s abuse of power. He deserves the thanks and respect of the American people. But we know that this president believes the only loyalty that matters is loyalty to him personally,” said Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), who is the chair of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
“This is shameful, of course. But this is also what we should now expect from an impeached president whose party has decided he is above the law and accountable to no one. Any senator who voted to keep Trump in office thinking he has learned his lesson must answer for this and for whatever parade of abuses we see in the future,” he added.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said: “This action is not a sign of strength. It only shows President Trump’s weakness.”
“It’s clear Trump is sending a signal to anyone who dares to come forward with the truth. Lt. Col. Vindman showed devotion to duty, something this lawless president knows nothing about,” tweeted Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)
After years of being marred with phony investigations regarding Russia and the Ukraine, President Trump has finally been liberated to drain the swamp. Many more heads will be rolling in the upcoming months, as career Washington D.C. bureaucrats must be shaking in their boots.