Schumer asks for sweeping probe of whistleblower retaliation after Trump’s retribution campaign

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is asking 74 inspectors general, in every agency across the federal government, to investigate retaliation against whistleblowers following Donald Trump’s weekend firing of people associated with his impeachment probe, according to Politico.

On Friday, Trump fired National Security Council member and impeachment witness Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, along with his twin brother, Lt. Col. Yevgeny Vindman, who did not testify, and Ambassador Gordon Sondland, who repeatedly said during testimony that all of Trump’s top lieutenants were “in the loop” on his Ukraine scheme. The Vindman brothers are both active-duty military and have been reassigned.

In a letter, Schumer call the dismissals “part of a dangerous, growing pattern of retaliation against those who report wrongdoing only to find themselves targeted by the President and subject to his wrath and vindictiveness.”

Schumer specifically asked to be updated by the Pentagon’s acting inspector general, Glenn Fine, on how recently Defense Department staff had been reminded of their whistleblower rights. Schumer additionally requested written assurances that the Defense Department’s general counsel would protect whistleblowers both past and present against retaliation.

After firing Vindman from his White House assignment on the NSC, Trump continued smearing him over the weekend, calling him “insubordinate” and retweeting a GOP congressman who called him a “leaker.”

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Markm Mitchell
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Markm Mitchell

More articles of Impeachment.

J. M.
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J. M.

Please let honest retaliation happen in November! Please!

Allan
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Allan

How can any serving member of the military or any veterans have any respect left for this fraudster in office. This is what you get after a fine career when you have only lived by integrity for your country hey ?

Aileen Cheetham
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Aileen Cheetham

JAnd won a Purple Heart.oin the discussion

Allam
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Allam

And bone-spurs was given one ! yet his personal ‘Vietnam’ was avoiding STD’s (yes he said that)..