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Friday, February 14, 2020

Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, the former National Security Council aide and impeachment witness President Donald Trump fired Friday, was just doing his job, former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told students and guests at a Drew University event here Wednesday night.

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Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general, said that Vindman is blameless and was simply following the training he'd received as a soldier; migrants are "overwhelmingly good people" and "not all rapists"; and Trump's decision to condition military aid to Ukraine on an investigation into his political rival Joe Biden upended long-standing U.S. policy.

Vindman was rightly disturbed by Trump's phone call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in July, Kelly suggested: Having seen something "questionable," Vindman properly notified his superiors,

Kelly said. Vindman, who specialized in Ukraine policy at the National Security Council at the time, was among multiple U.S. officials who listened in on the call. When subpoenaed by Congress in the House impeachment hearings, Vindman complied and told the truth, Kelly said.

to do from cradle to grave," Kelly told the audience at the Mayo Performing Arts Center. "He went and told his boss what he just heard."

The guy is obviously a Red Commie Dem, not a man who Trump picked as his Chief of Staff.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2020-02-13 01:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Throughout the appearance, Kelly laid out his doubts about Trump's policies. Trump has held two formal summits with North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, hoping to scuttle the country's nuclear program through personal diplomacy. Kelly said the effort was futile.

"He will never give his nuclear weapons up," Kelly said. "Again, President Trump tried"that's one way to put it. But it didn't work. I'm an optimist most of the time, but I'm also a realist, and I never did think Kim would do anything other than play us for a while, and he did that fairly effectively."

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#2 | Posted by Corky at 2020-02-13 01:12 PM | Reply

Time for Kelley to be rolled into a Deep State conspiracy.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2020-02-13 01:35 PM | Reply

Time for 60 Minutes to spend an hour with Kelly telling everyone everything he knows about Trump. Americans need to understand the danger he presents to our nation.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2020-02-14 08:29 AM | Reply

Bad day for Trump..
Kelly blasts him..
Barr says Trump making it impossible to do his job...
Busted trying to get NYSD to drop investigations or have travel ease restricted.
Someone needs a happy meal.

#5 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2020-02-14 08:31 AM | Reply

That lying sack of dookrification can stick it where the sun don't shine.

#6 | Posted by madscientist at 2020-02-14 08:56 AM | Reply

The guy is obviously a Red Commie Dem, not a man who Trump picked as his Chief of Staff.

#1 | POSTED BY CORKY AT 2020-02-13 01:12 PM | FLAG:

Can't be a Commie if you're the Fascist enforcer of Immigration laws as the DHS secretary/

#7 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-02-14 08:57 AM | Reply

"John Kelly was the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) when President Trump's zero tolerance policy was under consideration, and chief of staff at the White House when the policy was implemented. Now, he is on the board of Caliburn International, which runs the largest facility housing migrant children separated from their families at the border."

What a gem of a person.

#8 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-02-14 08:59 AM | Reply

Can too!

Who was Castro's right hand man? Jackie Kennedy?

#9 | Posted by madscientist at 2020-02-14 09:00 AM | Reply

Trying to repair his disgraced life. Yeah, we all knew these things already John. What is your excuse for what you allowed the office of the presidency to become?

#10 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-02-14 12:04 PM | Reply

"John Kelly was the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) when President Trump's zero tolerance policy was under consideration, and chief of staff at the White House when the policy was implemented. Now, he is on the board of Caliburn International, which runs the largest facility housing migrant children separated from their families at the border."
What a gem of a person.

#8 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG

When a story runs about Trump putting kids in cages: Cages good!

When this story runs: Cages bad!

#11 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-02-14 12:08 PM | Reply

#11 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT AT 2020-02-14 12:08 PM | REPLY | FLAG

It's hard to keep up. A couple weeks ago people were holding up a guy that still says there were WMDs in Iraq as a beacon of truth and morality they just had "policy disagreements" with.

#12 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-02-14 12:17 PM | Reply

Now John Kelly suddenly found the 'bolls' to say something. Too late and too little! John Kelly should take a chill pill and stfu!

#13 | Posted by BingyBunny at 2020-02-14 09:39 PM | Reply

Amazing how former staffers almost unanimously trash Trump.

In a vacuum bad motive can be assigned to any one of these people, but taken in sum it's a REALLY bad look for Trump.

#14 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-02-15 09:15 AM | Reply

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