Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman

Is a fish aware of the water? Arguably not. Should a field grade officer be aware of his environment? Hell yes! Yet we have Adam Schiff [for Brains] number one or two “whistleblower”, one Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman up to his neck in the swamp and seemingly unaware of the swamp. from Federalist:

“In the Spring of 2019, I became aware of outside influencers promoting a false narrative of Ukraine inconsistent with the consensus views of the interagency. This narrative was harmful to U.S. government policy.”

Analysis:

They began with a “whistleblower,” but it was quickly shown that this person was nowhere near any of the events in question and likely colluded with Democrats prior to even filing the complaint. They needed a better front man, and Vindman was perfect: a military officer with a Purple Heart and privy to all the requisite details as the Ukraine desk lead for the National Security Council. Who would dare impugn his honor?

But Vindman gave the game away with his prepared testimony. He believes the permanent bureaucracy should reign supreme, and if some elected politician gets crosswise with the solons of the state, then they must act. So he did, as he detailed in his prepared statement and testimony to Congress. From the statement: “In the Spring of 2019, I became aware of outside influencers promoting a false narrative of Ukraine inconsistent with the consensus views of the interagency. This narrative was harmful to U.S. government policy.”

News for the telephone colonel, it is the job of the National Security Council to implement the foreign policy of the President. It is(was?) LTC Vindman’s job follow, and not establish, the President’s foreign policy.

Note: I passed by last fitness test. Looking at Vindman’s photo, could the Lt. Colonel pass his?

Much more: Byron York, Washington Examiner.