You tell the truth about Donald Trump and it'll cost you. There was plenty of that today as the Mango Mussolini, reveling in his staged impeachment acquittal, took his revenge on those whose sin was that they wouldn't lie for him.
First to go was Colonel Alexander Vidman, purged from his job on the National Security Council. His twin brother, Lt. Col. Yevgeny Vidman, was also shown the door. Both Vidmans were escorted to the White House door by security and told not to come back. Classy. Next up was now ex-ambassador to the EU, Gordon Sondland. Like Vidman, Sondland gave evidence before the House impeachment committee that Trump had used hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to shake down the Ukrainian government into investigating Joe Biden and his son.
Snitches get stitches, bitches. Oh well, it could have been worse. At least they didn't wind up like Epstein.
Trump is said to be cleaning house at the National Security Council to shape it more in his image - smaller, less capable, compliant. The New York Times suggests the purge is just starting.
The ouster of the Vindman brothers and Mr. Sondland may only presage a broader effort to even accounts with the president’s perceived enemies. In the two days since his acquittal in the Senate, Mr. Trump has railed about those who stood against him like Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic leader, calling them “evil,” “corrupt” and “crooked,” while his White House press secretary declared that those who hurt the president “should pay for” it.Sort of like Stalin, only without the Makarov pistol and the bullet behind the ear.