On Friday President Trump fired the two Vindman twins from their National Security Council positions in the Trump White House. This comes after Alexander Vindman admitted to working behind President Trump’s back in Ukraine.
Army Lt. Col Alexander Vindman was escorted off the White House grounds and dismissed from the National Security Council Friday afternoon.
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….was given a horrendous report by his superior, the man he reported to, who publicly stated that Vindman had problems with judgement, adhering to the chain of command and leaking information. In other words, “OUT”.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 8, 2020
But President Trump is not done and neither is National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien.
O’Brien is not finished yet. The National Security Advisor is expected to announce major cuts in the NSC staff this week.
O’Brien has largely been downsizing the NSC by attrition and getting staffers detailed to the council from other departments to return earlier than planned to their home agencies, but one of the sources told CNN it looks like the final phase will involve more direct firings and cuts.
Advertisement - story continues below“So it’s bloated. We’re going to bring it back to a size that’s manageable and efficient. And look, the folks who are there, they really need to want to serve the President,” O’Brien told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham Tuesday night.“What I said when I came to the NSC is that I would drastically downsize it,” he added.
Advertisement - story continues belowO’Brien said the council had “ballooned up” to 236 policy professionals in the Obama administration from about 100 during the Bush administration.
“Another week or two, I think we’ll have met our goal,” he said.
It is widely known that the alleged anti-Trump whistleblower Eric Ciaramella is an NSC spy in the White House.
If he is still in the White House he should be the first one removed.