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Vindman Suing Donald Trump Jr. For Witness Intimidation

Former Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman just made the legal problems facing Donald Trump Jr. even worse, filing a lawsuit against the failed, one-term former president’s son that could result in costing Don Jr. millions of dollars in damages.

ABC News reports:

Vindman has filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump Jr., Rudy Giuliani, former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Dan Scavino and former Trump White House official Julia Hahn, alleging they engaged in a conspiracy of witness intimidation against him over his testimony in then-President Donald Trump’s 2019 impeachment.

Vindman, who was one of the few officials to directly listen into the July 2019 phone call between former President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, outlines in the lawsuit what he describes as “an intentional, concerted campaign of unlawful intimidation and retaliation” over his role in Trump’s impeachment.

Lt. Col. Vindman is asking a federal judge to rule Trump Jr., Giuliani, Scavino, and Hahn were all part of a “conspiracy campaign” and award financial damages.

Vindman’s lawsuit is based on a law that was passed to help control the Ku Klux Klan, which is ironic considering that Donald Trump’s late father, Fred, was allegedly aligned with the KKK:

The lawsuit against the four alleges that they violated sections 1 and 2 of the Ku Klux Klan Act, which is intended to bar threats or intimidation against government officials carrying out their constitutional duties.

Additionally, Vindman’s suit alleges that the harassment campaign against him is tied to the ongoing investigation being conducted by the House Select Committee looking into the January 6 Capitol insurrection.

“Witnesses subpoenaed by Congress in connection with its investigation into the events of January 6, 2021, continue to heed former President Trump’s instructions to defy those subpoenas, undermining Congress’s constitutional oversight role and the fundamental principle of checks and balances between three co-equal branches of government.”


By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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