Vindman cannot fight back. Trump attacks those who cannot challenge him.
Trump is a coward.
Vindman cannot, personally, issue any statement or fight back in any way. For him to do so might violate military regulations and rules regarding respect for the CIC. NOT that the current CIC deserves respect.
Trump is disparaging a man of honor who cannot respond. Because Trump is a coward.
Vindman may need to reign in his attorney just to be safe. I don't want to see him Court Martialed. We all know Trump will push for that if he thinks he can get away with it.
Vindman is striking back and called Trump a petty liar, through his lawyer. You can read the article here:
Members of the service are not allowed to publicly criticize their command officers. Trump is, unfortunately, the Commander in Chief. It is against military regulations for Videman to publicly criticize the Commander in Chief. He can be disciplined for it and Court Martialed.
His attorney speaking for him is dangerous. It can easily be equated with Videman personally speaking.
I appreciate him and don't want him to suffer more.
and even in the military people still have basic employment protections. If a soldier was sexually harassed by the CIC while on duty and then was reassigned after resisting, they wouldn't lose recourse to sue just because it was the CIC.
Likewise, the CIC couldn't reassign a secret service member because he didn't want a black person following him around all day.
Particularly the twin brother should have ample grounds for the mother of all wrongful termination suits which we the taxpayers are going to have to pay out.
It's very telling that Vindman had a lawyer to act as his spokesperson the day he was fired. They know exactly what they are doing.
I've never been in the military, so I do apologise for being wrong.
I strive to be correct when I post.