The Full Story Of Alexander Vindman
The same corrupt country that has enriched the Bidens also produced a Trump-hating, war-profiteering opportunist immigrant named Alexander Vindman. This is his story.
Author’s note: This article is a continuation of the series on the story of ‘The Biden Crimes And Trump Indictments.’ For Part 1, click HERE. We review Vindman’s most recent opportunism toward the end of the article.
ALEXANDER VINDMAN DUTIFULLY, IF NOT SELF-SERVINGLY, PLAYED HIS PART IN THE FAKE NEWS CYCLE
On July 24th of 2019, special counsel Robert Mueller delivered his predictably banal and ultimately nonincriminating testimony to the United States House of Representatives, the culmination of a two-year political witchhunt into the Democrat-manufactured Russian Collusion hoax. His Bidenesque performance and lackluster findings exculpated then-President Donald Trump from wrongdoing, something honest observers had already known for years.
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The very next day, July 25th, Donald Trump made his famous phone call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The short conversation would provide just enough fodder for the first of two sham impeachments and ensure the wildly-popular president would again be dogged by faux scandals and negative media coverage in the never-ending effort to hypnotize the American public.
Democrats knew the impeachment would hit a dead end and didn’t care. It wasn’t the impeachment itself that mattered; it was the narrative. So, though the Senate acquitted Donald Trump on February 5th, that wasn’t what mattered to them. Rather, it was the narrative they had built, the castle in the air of the American body politic.
This backdrop is important. By now, it should be obvious that everything that was done to Donald Trump was pre-planned and orchestrated to maximize the public’s captivity and buy-in to the incessant propaganda. There was never a moment in which the attacks on Trump ceased; America went immediately from Russian Collusion to the Zelensky phone call without any pause, feeding into a constant state of outrage and paranoia.
And that is where regime apparatchik Alexander Vindman dutifully played his part.
WHO IS ALEXANDER VINDMAN?
In the summer of 2019, a relatively obscure, Ukrainian-born security analyst by the name of Alexander Vindman played a pivotal role in the next great scandal of Donald Trump’s presidency. Again, the phone call - and Vindman’s subsequent reporting of them - came just one day after Robert Mueller bookended two years of Russian Collusion investigations.
Vindman’s background should immediately raise questions. Born in 1975 in Ukraine, he immigrated to the United States with his father and siblings as a young child. He joined the Army and Foreign Services, later receiving a posting back in his home country of Ukraine. This is not irrelevant, as it likely kept backchannels open for at least two substantive, subsequent interactions that will be detailed in this article.
Coincidental or not, Vindman was also featured in a 1985 Ken Burns documentary about the Statue of Liberty and immigration. Of all of the immigrants in New York, somehow Vindman and his twin brother were found. It’s not the focus of this Substack to explore this curious connection, though more conspiratorial minds would say nothing is ever an accident.
Vindman seems to have at least served admirably in the United States military. Deployed to the tumultuous Middle East at the height of the conflict, which occurred thanks to the Regime’s hell-bent focus on toppling governments and engaging in nation-building, he sustained injuries when struck by a roadside bomb. He was awarded a Purple Heart following that close call. Of course, it’s again worth pointing out that this accolade would nicely jive with the media’s portrayal of a foreign-born patriot just doing his duty to defend the Republic against the dastardly Donald Trump.
Having suffered at the hands of neo-cons and politicians whose pockets were fatly lined with cash from the Military Industrial Complex, it might have been worth reflecting on Trump’s record of not starting any new wars, and, indeed, laying the groundwork for a withdrawal from the same region in which he was injured. But honesty and truthfulness don’t go hand in hand with Trump Derangement Syndrome. Nor do they tend to go hand in hand with the chance to achieve personal fame and fortune.
Whether Vindman personally saw an opportunity to go after Trump or was nudged by someone in the shadows is again not the focus of this Substack. Whatever the case, the man who came from Ukraine would later be offered a chance to serve as Defense Minister of his home country thrice, and who would ultimately seek to bilk taxpayers out of millions of dollars in the target-rich environment of America’s seemingly next endless war became the focal point of the Trump-Zelensky phone call.
THE INFAMOUS PHONE CALL AND IMPEACHMENT HEARING
Casual consumers of the news might assume that then-President Donald Trump had a private conversation congratulating Volodymyr Zelensky on his election victory. That’s certainly how the media angled it. If not for the whistleblower in the White House, we never would have learned about quid pro quo. (never mind it was Biden who literally demanded a quid pro quo) and the infamous “favor”)
In reality, Vindman was part of a team of people who both prepared Donald Trump for his conversation and actively listened while he was having it.
“I listened in on the call in the Situation Room with White House Colleagues,” Vindman stated1 in his opening remarks at the congressional impeachment hearings.
Just pause for a moment and ask yourself: Would Donald Trump, knowing full well how these phone calls work, actually be stupid enough to commit what Nancy Pelosi called “treason?” It’s asinine. Instead, as it turns out, Trump was trying to figure out information about real crimes committed by the Biden family that the FBI was already sitting on.
There was nothing secretive about this phone call. From scripting, preparing, and conducting, its content might have been unknown to the public though it was anything but private. Imagine if transparency in government actually existed and we listened to every presidential phone call.
However, just as the Russian Collusion hoax was built from a tiny scintilla of actual truth (there were meetings with Russians), Democrats likewise took the contents of this phone call to its maximum extent.
Cut from the fuller transcript, here was the brief speech given by Trump to Zelensky that got him in trouble with Democrats and neocons:
“I heard you had a prosecutor who was very good and he was shut down and that’s really unfair. A lot of people are talking about that, the way they shut your very good prosecutor down and you had some very bad people involved…The other thing, There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great. Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it… It sounds horrible to me.”
Of all the corruption in The Swamp, this short statement made during a longer phone call led to Donald Trump’s first impeachment in the Pelosi-led House. And the thing is, Trump was guilty only of getting too close to some really damning information.
The first part? Joe Biden is on record bragging about “shutting down” the prosecutor - and doing so upon threat of withholding foreign aid. The next part? Hunter Biden and his dad have now been exposed for enriching themselves in corrupt and illegal business deals worth tens of millions of dollars.
Burisma hired Hunter Biden, we now know as a result of the publicized FD-1023, only for the “brand” name. He was called a moron by the Ukrainians doing business with him but they didn’t hire him to run a massive company in a country he knew nothing about in a sector he knew even less about.
In an honest society, people would be more concerned that corruption existed rather than berate the individual trying to expose it, but there we were and still here we are.
Alexander Vindman became a household name thanks wholly in part to his proximity to the Trump White House and access to the recording and transcript of the July 25th phone call to Zelensky. From the onset, nothing about the phone call was reported accurately. Even Vindman wasn’t honest when he communicated with his superiors. He also later testified in Congress that he shared this information with two people outside of the White House, though he wasn’t allowed to elaborate once Adam Schiff intervened and said naming the whistleblowers wasn’t relevant to the hearing. Vindman even published a memoir where he appears to have perjured himself by naming himself as the whistleblower, rather than the unnamed third-party.
You saw the comments made by the President. Well, this is how Vindman liberally interrupted them:
“President Trump underscored the unwavering support of the United States for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity – within its internationally recognized borders – and expressed his commitment to work together with President-elect Zelenskyy and the Ukrainian people to implement reforms that strengthen democracy, increase prosperity, and root out corruption.”
A 3rd-grader could read the transcript and conclude that Trump wasn’t interested in “rooting out corruption.” Did he want to get to the bottom of the Biden gravy train? Absolutely, but that’s not the same thing as rooting out corruption in Ukraine.
Even Zelensky himself said the phone call was fine. Trump called it “perfect.” Zelensky called it “normal.” Here’s a short exchange the two had with the press while sitting down together on September 25th, 2019.
Zelensky: Now you hear that we had I think good phone call. It was normal. We spoke about many things. And I, so I think and you read it that nobody pushed it pushed me. Yes.
Trump: In other words, no pressure. And by the way, you know, there was no pressure, all you have to do is see it, what went on on the call, but you know that but you can ask the question, and I appreciate the answer.
Breitbart wrote2 in 2019 during his congressional testimony that Vindman had to walk back that statement, whose damage had already been done, when questioned by not even a Republican, but a Democrat.
But Vindman clarified during his testimony that the president did not bring up the topic rooting out corruption during the phone call, but he included it in his summary of the call anyway.
When asked by the Democrat counsel about whether the summary he wrote was false, Vindman hesitated.
“That’s not entirely accurate, but I’m not sure I would describe it as false, it was consistent with U.S. policy,” Vindman said.
Vindman said he included the rhetoric about corruption as a “messaging platform” to describe U.S. policy toward Ukraine, even though it was not discussed on the call.
In yet another attempt to impugn the president’s phone call, he initially suggested that Trump specifically named Burisma as worthy of an investigation, though it doesn’t appear in the official transcript. That didn’t stop Vindman from alleging its existence.
Now, there are two possible explanations. In his official testimony to the House, and again under questioning from a Democrat - Adam Schiff, of all people -, he stated that those listening and transcribing must simply have missed it. In short, an honest human error would account for it missing.
Of course, nothing was honest about this impeachment and it seems highly (!) unlikely that something as critical as the company Burisma, which sat both Hunter Biden and his business associate Devon Archer on its board, and is a clearly enunciated three-syllable word, would somehow be absent. This line of thinking gave Vindman what amounts to a get-out-of-jail-free card under oath. He was able to claim it was there, gin up controversy, then back peddle without losing claim to the larger issue of quid pro quo.
The other explanation is that he simply made it up. We haven’t even gotten to the sheer opportunism displayed by Vindman since his rise to fame in 2019 yet, but his later efforts to capitalize on his experience here strongly support this line of thinking.
Whatever the case, the House was never not going to impeach Trump. They hated him from Day 1. Still, it’s worth noting how the trial concluded. The Federalist put it this way:3
The Democrats’ public impeachment hearings have failed to provide incriminating evidence against the president for any “high crimes and misdemeanors.” Instead, they have come up with just the opposite, with several star witnesses offering testimony that exonerates the president and furthers the case to investigate the Biden family’s shady dealings with Ukraine.
WHAT HAPPENED TO ALEXANDER VINDMAN AFTER 2019?
Alexander Vindman came across as an average career bureaucrat during the impeachment process. He looked doughy and unimpressive. He sounded weak and unsure. But he also knew he had the full backing of the Regime when he went ahead with his inventive summary of the Trump-Zelensky phone call and became the public face of resistance from within the White House.
During the hearings, Vindman revealed he had been approached on three different occasions to return to Ukraine and serve as their defense minister.4 That’s strange, to say the least. Just like Hunter Biden, it would appear that Ukraine’s government saw an opportunity to have a morally vacuous, well-connected individual keep them in touch with bigger power brokers. Remember, Vindman worked for the National Security Council prior to leaking the phone call.
Shortly before the Senate put a stop to the charade of impeachment, Vindman leaned on avaricious, unscrupulous lawyers to file a lawsuit against Donald Trump and those in his orbit, citing the obscure 18781 Ku Klux Klan Act as the basis of their legal case.
“The targeted campaign against Lt. Col. Vindman violated federal civil rights laws that have long protected federal officials from intimidation and retaliation,” the lawsuit read.5
Not holding back any irony in their 73-page lawsuit, Vindman’s team further argued that Trump and his allies led a “campaign to smear and intimidate him, with the intended effect of ruining his career and subjecting him and his family to further threats and harassment.”
As if manipulating the contents of a phone call to the extent that it led to a House impeachment didn’t rise to the occasion of “smearing,” “ruining” a career, and “subjecting” the former president to “further threats and harassment.” The case was so ridiculous that an Obama-appointed judge dismissed6 the case, albeit eighteen months later and well after Vindman had done the damage to Trump.
TRIDENT SUPPORT, ALEXANDER VINDMAN COMPLETES THE SALE OF HIS SOUL
If Vindman’s moral confusion and self-serving behaviors were not already on full display by now, Vindman’s latest scheme should solidify his reputation as some of the worst scum to emerge from the DC swamp. As the Biden administration escalated American involvement by delivering weapons, tanks, and planes - but providing just enough separation by maintaining personnel in neighboring NATO nations - Vindman seized on the chance to insert himself as the benefactor of Biden’s corrupt laundering.
"Alexander Vindman has always been a political activist and opportunist masquerading behind his career. He saw an opening for personal fame and profited by exploiting the media’s outrage against President Trump,” Tennessee Marsha Blackburn declared recently in a statement7 to Fox News.
Fueling this diatribe was news this past spring that Vindman was taking advantage of the deadly and costly conflict in Ukraine by launching his own company that could swoop in and collect millions of taxpayer dollars. In essence, the man that took the moral high ground against Trump’s “inappropriate, improper” phone call and felt like he was doing his duty to humanity suddenly feels no qualms about becoming a war profiteer, collecting U.S. taxpayer dollars while bodies char in the bloody conflict.
“New revelations suggest Vindman could be profiting off the war in Ukraine, just as he did by speaking out against the Trump administration," Blackburn added in her righteous screed.
Vindman recognized an opportunity in the cash-flowing Ukraine (as of July 2023, the Biden administration had earmarked $75 billion8 worth of assistance, a figure which does not include another round of $40 billion9 asked by Biden just a month later).
In the words of Politico10, Vindman would essentially serve as a well-compensated middleman that connects Ukrainian military resources in need of repair with a sizeable cadre of contractors able to service American-furnished equipment.
Since the invasion last year, the Biden administration has approved hundreds of Bradley fighting vehicles, Strykers, Humvees, mobile howitzer systems and now Abrams tanks for shipment to Ukraine. But those machines must be taken from Ukraine to Poland or other NATO countries for major repairs, costing Ukrainian forces weeks as they wait for their armored vehicles to come back.
Right now, for minor repairs and basic maintenance, Ukrainian troops can call American troops on standby in Poland who can walk the Ukrainians through repairs via secure telephone and video links, a process the Pentagon says is working well
The plan is to find 100 to 200 experienced contractors who would travel to Ukraine and embed themselves with small units near the front lines. Under the project, called Trident Support, those contractors would in turn teach the Ukrainian troops how to fix their equipment on the fly.
Human Events further describes the fleecing of taxpayers, writing:11
Vindman proposed that for $12 million in initial funding, his company Trident Support would bring support closer to the front lines by providing a logistical midpoint from which equipment could be distributed.
The idea behind the proposal is that Trident Support would be a middle-man between NATO weapons and Ukrainian forces, teaching the latter how to operate and repair the equipment, while taking an exorbitant fee from Ukraine to do it.
Alexander Vindman is not on trial for recognizing a market that he can exploit. He’s certainly not the first person to reap financial benefits amidst a prolonged conflict, nor even the only former military servicemember in this war alone. The revolving door of military personnel-turned-defense contractors is itself an issue.
Rather, Vindman deserves to be called out for this obscene ploy to enrich himself once again at the expense of everyone else. When he helped leak the contents of the Trump-Zelensky phone call, and embellished it to boot, he revealed himself as little more than a partisan hack.
This reputation would only further be cemented in repeated, embarrassing appearances on far-left media outlets like CNN and MSNBC over the next few years.
And now, with Trident Support, it reveals both the opportunism and cowardice rife among his lowly kind. They don’t even have a website!
Writing in American Thinker, one tongue-in-cheek author questioned12 where the self-styled defender of freedom was, given the chance he had to help serve his native homeland. After all, he was all about protecting against encroaching tyranny not that long ago.
Vindman was asked three times to be defense minister of Ukraine. So where is he?
Why haven't we heard from this great and noble man who tried to save the world from American strength, leadership, and energy independence? Surely his mere presence in Ukraine's capital would steel his people into repelling Putin at every turn. The world could watch him on a livestream as he takes up a rifle and shouts to Putin in Ukrainian: "Come and take it!"
Col. Vindman, great patriot, cared so much about Ukrainian democracy when it made him an American media darling and gave the Democrats a weapon to knife the president in the back and rip the country in two. He cared so much about the Ukrainian people that he was willing to go to any length, even lying about the contents of a phone call, to save them from Trump.
Something about an initial $12 million investment from Joe Taxpayer would seem to answer that question.
VINDMAN THINKS HE’S IMPORTANT; HE’S NOT
Alexander Vindman no doubt stroked his own ego, thinking he had an important role to play in defending the United States from what he perceived as Trump’s tyranny. He should look at how Joe Biden mandated vaccines, partnered with Big Pharma to hide the truth on ivermectin, partnered with Big Tech to censure free speech, weaponized the FBI to target conservative parents, and sicced his Department of Justice on entrapped participants at the Capitol Building, but we digress.
To point out how insignificant Vindman is, and how he’s really just a useful idiot for the Regime, we need look no further than how his comments on Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, landed with a hollow thud in the Swamp.
"He usurped civilian authority, broke Chain of Command, and violated the sacrosanct principle of civilian control over the military. It’s an extremely dangerous precedent. You can’t simply walk away from that,” Vindman said13 in response to the bombshell revelations that Milley kept backchannels open with China and promised that whatever Trump tried to do, he’d make sure there would be no nuclear confrontation between the two powerful nations.
Now, avoiding nuclear war is a good thing. However, the debate here is not about a catastrophic nuclear exchange. As it stands, the President of the United States, right or wrong, is the ultimate arbiter of launching. He is the elected Commander-in-Chief. Milley usurped this responsibility and declared he would go against the orders of his superior. As Vindman rightly pointed out, it goes a step further because the President is a civilian, and this civilian role helps create a check on military might.
If you thought you missed the news of a hearing to remove Milley from his position, relax. Nothing happened to him.
The lesson here is that Vindman was merely useful to Democrats’ ends; Milley is a woke idiot who wants to “understand white rage” and - as the figurehead of the United States military - still frets about January 6th as a moment in time when his elite volunteer force, replete with weapons and technology beyond comprehension, was almost subdued by a gaggle of unarmed patriots exercising their first amendment rights.
Nothing happened to Milley because he’s not a threat. Donald Trump was, and is to this day, to the Regime. Try as he and the media might to portray him as a hero, Vindman’s legacy will be nothing more than a footnote as a morally untethered, opportunistic slug.