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Mon May 3, 2021, 08:29 PM

Army promotes Yevgeny Vindman, who was fired by Trump White House.

March 16, 2021

Lt. Col. Yevgeny "Eugene" Vindman, who was fired last year from his job in the Trump White House after he raised concerns about the former president's dealings with Ukraine, is set to be promoted to a full colonel, the Army said Tuesday.

Vindman is the twin brother of Alexander Vindman, who was a key witness in the Ukraine impeachment inquiry. The brothers were both Army officers serving on the National Security Council when they raised concerns about former President Donald Trump's phone call to Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky in July 2019. They told an NSC lawyer that Trump's phone call, in which he sought to pressure Kyiv for political dirt on his then political opponent, Joe Biden, was potentially illegal.

"I am deeply grateful for the trust and confidence the U.S. Army and the Judge Advocate Generals Corps have placed in me with selection for promotion to Colonel. They stood their ground despite intense pressure during the last administration," Yevgeny Vindman said in a statement.

The promotion was first reported by Politico.

Vindman was on a promotion list released on Tuesday, Army spokesperson Lt. Col. Gabriel Ramirez said.'

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/yevgeny-vindman-fired-trump-white-123900783.html

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Reply Army promotes Yevgeny Vindman, who was fired by Trump White House. (Original post)
elleng May 3 OP
underpants May 3 #1
IA8IT May 3 #2
Blue Owl May 3 #3
BobTheSubgenius May 3 #13
The Unmitigated Gall May 3 #22
niyad Tuesday #30
The Unmitigated Gall Tuesday #34
niyad Tuesday #35
malaise Tuesday #37
Mickju Tuesday #45
FakeNoose May 3 #4
Me. May 3 #6
YDogg Tuesday #47
Demovictory9 May 3 #5
OAITW r.2.0 May 3 #7
2Gingersnaps Tuesday #28
Baked Potato May 3 #8
Wounded Bear May 3 #9
SheltieLover May 3 #10
uponit7771 May 3 #11
pazzyanne May 3 #12
BobTheSubgenius May 3 #14
Permanut May 3 #15
Ligyron May 3 #16
ailsagirl May 3 #17
TomSlick May 3 #18
niyad Tuesday #36
TomSlick Tuesday #39
msfiddlestix Tuesday #49
TomSlick Tuesday #53
msfiddlestix Tuesday #54
TomSlick Tuesday #56
msfiddlestix Tuesday #57
TomSlick Tuesday #58
msfiddlestix Wednesday #60
COL Mustard May 3 #19
soldierant Tuesday #51
burrowowl May 3 #20
Ilsa May 3 #21
SunSeeker Tuesday #25
Ilsa Tuesday #40
msfiddlestix Tuesday #50
SunSeeker Wednesday #59
mdbl Tuesday #27
UTUSN May 3 #23
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electric_blue68 Tuesday #26
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USALiberal Tuesday #33
Politicub Tuesday #38
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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 08:31 PM

1. Good!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 08:33 PM

2. Good!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 08:35 PM

3. Suck it Donny you fat fuck piece of shit

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #3)

Mon May 3, 2021, 09:51 PM

13. I do love a measured, understated response.

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #3)

Mon May 3, 2021, 11:15 PM

22. Beat me to it!

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Response to The Unmitigated Gall (Reply #22)

Tue May 4, 2021, 09:39 AM

30. Welcome to our DU family.

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Response to niyad (Reply #30)

Tue May 4, 2021, 11:05 AM

34. Thank you so much!

Longtime reader!

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Response to The Unmitigated Gall (Reply #34)

Tue May 4, 2021, 11:15 AM

35. Glad you came in from the cold!

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #3)

Tue May 4, 2021, 11:21 AM

37. ROFL

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #3)

Tue May 4, 2021, 04:59 PM

45. Love this response!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 08:36 PM

4. He's a hero



Thank you Lt. Col. Vindman!

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #4)

Mon May 3, 2021, 08:37 PM

6. Excellent Post

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #4)

Tue May 4, 2021, 06:11 PM

47. Bravo!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 08:37 PM

5. good

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 08:40 PM

7. Says a lot to me.

We know Trump fired the true Patriots that were guarding us from this Kompromised pResident. Good to know that we managed to survive a president that tried to destroy this country to keep his creditors happy.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #7)

Tue May 4, 2021, 08:06 AM

28. Precisely! Thank you!

There is a long list of true patriots that need to be made whole after the criminal activities of the traitor in thief, and his pack of sycophants.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 08:46 PM

8. HOOAH!

Last edited Mon May 3, 2021, 11:05 PM - Edit history (1)

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 08:58 PM

9. K&R...nt

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 09:08 PM

10. Yaaaaaay!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 09:11 PM

11. K&R

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 09:28 PM

12. Excellent!

I approve this action wholeheartedly!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 10:00 PM

14. I'm so pleased that he is getting his own back!

What happened to him was total banana republic horse s_! It should have embarrassed any decent American, and infuriated any military person worth his or her salt.

Took a while, but the scales are tipping back.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 10:09 PM

15. The military held..

as it did in the 1950's under the McCarthy era BS.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 10:10 PM

16. Knocking them down one by one.

Triggering magats day by day.

Congratulations full bird Colonel Vindman!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 10:23 PM

17. That's really great!!

I felt so bad for him when fg (former guy) ousted him, and I was keeping my fingers crossed that heíd somehow be reinstated... and now he has!!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 10:40 PM

18. That's my JAG Corps!

The next step is that promotion to Colonel requires Senate approval. I assume (or at least hope) that will not be a problem.

HOOAH!

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #18)

Tue May 4, 2021, 11:17 AM

36. Hope you are correct, but I don't trust anything with an "r" after its name.

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Response to niyad (Reply #36)

Tue May 4, 2021, 01:33 PM

39. Nor do I.

I take some comfort in the knowledge that the Colonel promotion list goes before the Senate as a list - not one individual at a time. The list is usually confirmed by unanimous consent. However, it has been held-up in the past when some Senator was unhappy a constituent was not on the list.

Keep a good thought.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #18)

Tue May 4, 2021, 07:28 PM

49. Wait. I wasn't aware the Senate has to approve military officer promotions.

That's news to me, amazing what I keep learning every day.

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Response to msfiddlestix (Reply #49)

Tue May 4, 2021, 08:23 PM

53. Senate confirmation is required only for O-6 and above.

O-6 =
Army, Air Force, and Marines - Colonel
Navy and Coast Guard - Captain.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #53)

Tue May 4, 2021, 08:26 PM

54. Interesting. I never knew this.. I guess it's almost a pro-forma matter sort of speak?

I mean in terms of proceeding through. Like it's done fairly quickly I would presume. normally.

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Response to msfiddlestix (Reply #54)

Tue May 4, 2021, 08:34 PM

56. I didn't know either until I came up on the Army O-6 list.

I remember checking the Congressional Record everyday looking for the approval.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #56)

Tue May 4, 2021, 08:41 PM

57. Again, interesting! So, no committee hearing appearances as such?

Armed Services Committee approves via "housekeeping" procedures when it feels like getting around to it. sounds like.

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Response to msfiddlestix (Reply #57)

Tue May 4, 2021, 09:55 PM

58. No hearings or appearances - just waiting for the decision.

It's usually pro forma. There as a hold-up with my list for awhile. Some Senator was demanding information for why a constituent was not on the list (it least, that was the rumor for the delay).

I can assure you that no Senator knew anything about me - or cared.


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Response to TomSlick (Reply #58)

Wed May 5, 2021, 01:13 AM

60. Hmm. Seems about parr for the course I suppose, on the other hand it seems weird to me

why bother, or what's the point of requiring Senate approval. I suppose it's an oversight thing, which be useful if it was really oversight that took place. Go figure.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 10:45 PM

19. HOOAH!

Now letís get Sasha promoted

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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #19)

Tue May 4, 2021, 07:39 PM

51. ..

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 10:55 PM

20. Excellent! Well deserved!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 11:01 PM

21. What is Alex Vindman doing now? nt

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #21)

Tue May 4, 2021, 03:00 AM

25. He is retired and pursuing a doctorate. He needs to be rehired. He deserves his Eagles.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #25)

Tue May 4, 2021, 01:38 PM

40. I guess a doctorate in something having to do with policy,

especially international policy issues? He'd be a great diplomat.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #25)

Tue May 4, 2021, 07:30 PM

50. Wow, this is great initiative. I hope it thrives and accomplishes it's mission.

Fantastic, and gives me a measure of hope desperately needed.

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Response to msfiddlestix (Reply #50)

Wed May 5, 2021, 01:08 AM

59. Yes, he may have been forced to retire, but he is still defending his country. nt

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #21)

Tue May 4, 2021, 06:02 AM

27. they should offer his reinstatement

he deserves the same.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 11:19 PM

23. K & round #100 Rec!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 02:52 AM

24. Good. Now rehire Alexander Vindman. nt

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 05:01 AM

26. I'd be glad for anyone having been mistreated by the former guy...

but as a 2nd gen half Ukrainian-American it makes me extra happy. And for his brother.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 08:15 AM

29. It's a real feather in his cap.

Oh sure, the promotion as well. But the real honor is being able to tell his grandchildren that he was fired by Trump because of his patriotism to his country.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 09:43 AM

31. Excellent. Hope the f'n, murdering, orange traitor chokes on this. Or strokes out.

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Response to niyad (Reply #31)

Tue May 4, 2021, 05:45 PM

46. Me too!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 09:43 AM

32. They need to pull Flynn's bars.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #32)

Tue May 4, 2021, 02:33 PM

41. Flynn needs to be behind bars. nt

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 10:51 AM

33. Great!!!!!!!! Nt

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 01:11 PM

38. Lt. Col. to Col. Vindman! He is among the bravest in the military.

And no one is more deserving.

I donít know why this news makes me tear up, but it does.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 03:06 PM

42. And yet: Mike Flynn. We pay for our fights win or lose. But we certainly won with this promotion.

Ironic, isn't it? Both the "general" and the Colonel both have similarly ranked brothers.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 03:42 PM

43. Good to hear. Wish his brother's career could be un-derailed. nt

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 04:25 PM

44. Congratz to Colonel Vindman. VINDICATION-MAN!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 07:07 PM

48. Good!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 07:48 PM

52. ❤️ ✿❧🌿❧✿ ❤️

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Response to Lucinda (Reply #52)

Tue May 4, 2021, 08:31 PM

55. I want pretty flowers and hearts in my subject header's too.

How did you do that? Where do you grab it from?

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Wed May 5, 2021, 04:20 PM

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Response to Lucinda (Reply #61)

Wed May 5, 2021, 07:41 PM

62. that is so cool. thank you! I'll check it out..

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Wed May 5, 2021, 08:00 PM

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Response to msfiddlestix (Reply #63)

Thu May 6, 2021, 11:34 AM

64. Awesome! Im going to have to grab some of those!

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