Washington Post

Trump lambastes his critics as he moves to target perceived enemies over impeachment

US President Donald Trump holds up a newspaper that displays a headline "Acquitted" while speaking about his Senate impeachment trial in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, February 6, 2020. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is preparing to push out a national security official who testified against him during the impeachment inquiry after he expressed deep anger on Thursday over the attempt to remove him from office due to his actions toward Ukraine.

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman - a National Security Council aide who testified during House Democrats' impeachment hearings - will be informed in the coming days, likely on Friday, by administration officials that he is being reassigned to a position at the Department of Defense, taking a key figure from the investigation out of the White House, according to two people familiar with the move who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss personnel decisions...

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