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Brother of star witness in Trump’s first impeachment set to be promoted by the Army

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Vindman, a JAG Army attorney who served as an ethical adviser to the National Security Council during the Trump administration, is expected to be included in the list of Army promotions that will be made available to the public on Tuesday. Politician reported first Expected Vindman promotion.
The promotion will arrive despite critical performance reviews written by Trump’s nominated politicians following the testimony of his brother before the House Intelligence Committee.

Vindman alleged in a complaint to the Department of Defense inspector general that those performance reviews and other actions by Trump White House officials were in retaliation for concerns he raised internally about the White House’s phone call. Former President Donald Trump in 2019 with the President of Ukraine and the testimony of his twin brother in the investigation prosecution.

Vindman had also investigated allegations related to then-National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien and his chief of staff Alex Gray, according to a complaint he filed last year. According to the Democrat letter, the allegations, Vindman wrote, included “sexism, violations of employees’ rules of ethical conduct and violations” of a law involving appropriations by Congress.

Vindman’s Trump-appointed superiors had written brilliant reviews the year before, according to citations in the reviews of his complaint.

The Pentagon inspector general has not yet concluded his investigation into the allegations.

Vindman’s brother, Alex, retired from the army last summer after what his lawyer described as “a campaign of intimidation, intimidation and retaliation” and reported that his promotion was held back by concerns about political retaliation from the president and his staff.

This is a last minute story and will be updated.

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