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Will you be Buying and Reading John Bolton's Finally Released Book?   The Serious You: How Current Events Affect You

Started Jun-17 by BWArtist; 3439 views.
Showtalk
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From: Showtalk 

Jun-27

I will remember to bring a camera if I become a loiterer.

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BWArtist

From: BWArtist 

Jul-9

Seen the wide support in this poll for not buying Bolton" s book..

 I tried to get across the point that by doing the considered honorable thing of testifying  was to be a foolish thing to do during a Trump presidency. And Bolton's strategy was to estimate how vindictive the president would be if he testified through accepted channels.

So now this happens and proves my argument...

 <What has Lt Col Vindman's lawyer said?

A statement said he had retired after 21 years of military service because his future would be "forever limited".

His representative, David Pressman, said Lt Col Vindman had spoken publicly only once on the matter - under subpoena from Congress.

He said: "LTC Vindman did what the law compelled him to do; and for that he was bullied by the president and his proxies.

Mr Pressman added that he had "put the interests of his country ahead of his own. "LTC Vindman's patriotism has cost him his career," he said.>

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53337818

Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Jul-9

What did Vindman expect would happen?  Most people knew he was done the minute he publicly testified. He made the choice to lose his career.

BWArtist

From: BWArtist 

Jul-9

So you think what Trump and his people did is okay??? And all people that testify to abuse of power should be expected to be unfairly punished?

Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Jul-9

Why do you always jump to such extreme conclusions when I say anything?  He quit and took retirement. He was not dishonorably discharged.  I never said what you said I said. So now he gets retirement pay and can start another career.  He will be financially ahead by leaving.

  • Edited July 9, 2020 9:51 pm  by  Showtalk
Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Jul-9

The other thing not mentioned is that he received a promotion and retired two days later, which is what he wanted and pushed for.  Had he stayed his assignment would not have been a job he wanted.  So, in the end it was his choice to leave and he is still complaining about it.

Jeri (azpaints)

From: Jeri (azpaints) 

Jul-9

I believe his promotion was delayed.  

Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Jul-10

It was but it happened. Interesting only Fox reported it happened. I looked for other references

But Esper signed off on Vindman’s promotion to colonel on Monday, a senior defense official confirms to Fox News, two days before the Army officer announced his retirement.
 

Jeri (azpaints)

From: Jeri (azpaints) 

Jul-10

I found a wealth of articles on this.  I believe he was approved for the promotion but whether DT signed it isn't clear.  The articles are all over the place - they all agree he was approved, none say the President signed it.  Since it all happened a couple days ago, more info may show up later
 

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/key-impeachment-witness-vindman-resigns-army-citing-trump-bullying-intimidation-n1233176

https://www.newsweek.com/vindman-retires-before-partisan-battle-trump-1516427

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/08/trump-impeachment-witness-vindman-retires-from-army.html

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