Vindman: Dad Made Right Choice To Leave Soviet Union. I Will Be Fine For Telling The Truth. | MSNBC

Vindman: Dad Made Right Choice To Leave Soviet Union. I Will Be Fine For Telling The Truth. | MSNBC


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  1. How SCARY is that!! Vidman just expressed his fear that if he was doing this testimony in Russia his very life would be in danger. And Trump HIMSELF praised Putin as being STRONG AND POWERFUL. SCARY INDEED!!!!!!

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  2. It's appalling what these people are having to endure because of a corrupt, psychopath sitting in the White House and his congressional toadies… shame on ALL of them. MAD RESPECT for those speaking up!!!

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  3. Let it be written in the history books that Alexander Vindman is the ideal American that our Founding Fathers sought to pave the way forward for.

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  4. Imagine believing a rumor and basing your life decisions on it. Then, finding out it was all a lie and nothing good came of it.

    Like finding out that you're a woman when you thought you were a man the whole time as you're in the labor and delivery ward for the fifth time.

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  5. In most countries you would be arrested because the conversation of a president to president is confidential and it’s dangerous what you’re doing

    even for the people that don’t like trump they’re not weighing the danger this implies for future presidents when the commander-in-chief of the military can have privacy and secret negotiations and conversations made public

    Could you imagine the Cuban missile crisis when the president was bluffing Russia house that would’ve ended up if one of these traders were to go public and say the president has threatened Russia and we don’t have the capability to stop them the crisis would’ve
    been a lot worse .

    All he did was undermine the US and stoping them from assisting the Ukrainian government in performing an investigation into fraud as was the election promise.

    What’s not mention here is the Ukrainian government was threatened by its military but if it did an investigation they would overthrow the president

    Even with a 72% support of the people to perform an investigation into corruption involving find another another others they are not able to do the investigation

    There is no way that any president can go after the deep state and corruption because it’s so bad that even these people in the military will go up against the president.

    The United States government will continue to arm the Ukraine military to keep the elected government of the Ukraine oppressed and unable to function democratically.

    Why was there no whistleblowers when Obama was planning the overthrow of the freely elected government in Ukraine nine months before the election ?
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  6. What a scum bag going public with a call between two presidents because he did not agree with it. This unelected moron is disrespecting the chain of command and he should be jailed. The military is no above the elected government.

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  7. Trump and his supporters love Vladimir Putin more than this guy. Even the most loyal Trump supporter begs for Trump to say something bad about Putin, Trump will never attack Putin. Putin is Trump’s hero. Not McCain nor any veterans.

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  8. A great immigrant family and a true American hero. Trump is a domestic threat to the Constitution we all sworn to protect.

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  9. So Vindman gave the whistle-blower Eric Charmillo the info. Omg. Horrendous day for the Democrats. The uneducated won't understand this. This is huge. Cheers from Toronto

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  10. Awww. Like Lt. Col. Vindman’s late mother, I am a Jewish mother of three now-grown sons. I am so proud of this immigrant family, not at all different from my grandparents’ families…

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  11. I'll tell you one person who won't be fine telling the truth. "President" Drumpf. Truth tends to be detrimental or at the very least, unflattering for him. Hence the reason he lies so much.

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  12. Vindman lied. First, he said he didn't know the whistleblower. And then he said he wouldn't tell. Vindman is an Ukrainian asset anyway. He is more concerned about the Ukraine than the US.

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  13. Adam Schiff is doing an excellent job with the hearings Lt. Col. Vindman shot down The circus clown Jim Jordan all he can do is trying to get the whistleblower, which is now irrelevant

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  14. "In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." Thomas Jefferson

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  15. Try as the Republicans may, every witness under oath thus far has been forthright, honest, nonpartisan and unshakeable – good for these congressional hearings and the American people – very BAD for the Trump Crime Syndicate.
    Vlad the Soviet weasel will not win…now or ever!

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  16. Free speech like Julian Assange tell him about you free speech and how great America is lol

    This guy is starting off as a liar
    And setting up his face narrative to justify his treason.

    Even if Trump held back the funding to the last day – remember Obama refused to send weapons to Ukraine. Obama overthrew the elected government nine months before the election and installed their own puppet government.

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  17. How does he advise the president if he's never met the president or ever talk to the president he's been in the White House you think you can meet the president

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  18. impeach the freak. vote the "GOP/Greedy Old & Perverted" out ASAP. The gop is corrupt, plain & simple, clear as day.

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  19. impeach the freak. vote the "GOP/Greedy Old & Perverted" out ASAP. The gop is corrupt, plain & simple, clear as day.

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  20. If it was up to trump and wanna be fascist worm Steven Miller, those freedoms would disappear and only white born in the USA people would be safe from millers bile and hateful rhetoric. At first.

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  21. IT'S FUNNY HOW.REPUBLICANS PULL UP A STACK OF (SO CALLED EVIDENCE)IN TRUMPS DEFENCE "MONDAY"YET THEY HAVEN'T SHARED INFORMATION AS REQUIRED BY LAW!AND THEN.MAKE SNYDE REMARKS ABOUT PROOF OF EVIDENCE AFTER CONGRESS GAVE THEM CHANCE AFTER CHANCE TO TURN IN HIS TAX RETURNS WHEN HE SAID HE WOULD AND HE HAS PROMISED 24 TIMES AND 24 TIMES DECLINED.AND AS USUAL HIS WORD IS NOT VALID!!!SO I WILL TAKE ANYONES WORD THAT HAS. POTENTIAL OF.BEING HONEST!NO.WAY IS HE HONEST!YOU CAN.NEVER TAKE.HIS WORD TO THE BANK#?!!! THERE'S NO MONEY!#!!!!?HE LIES EVERY SINGLE DAY NEARLY!HE.COULD.GO INTHE BOOK OF RECORDS!(GUINESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS!)REPUBICANS NEED TO CLEAN UP THEIR OWN HOUSE BEFORE REACHING FOR HOUSE.OF. CONGRESS!

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  22. The republicans are in bed with the russians

    34 years ago, a KGB defector chillingly predicted modern America [BigThink]

    https://bigthink.com/paul-ratner/34-years-ago-a-kgb-defector-described-america-today

    –In 1984, Bezmenov gave an interview to G. Edward Griffin from which much can be learned today. His most chilling point was that there's a long-term plan put in play by Russia to defeat America through psychological warfare and "demoralization". It's a long game that takes decades to achieve but it may already be bearing fruit.

    –Bezmenov made the point that the work of the KGB mainly does not involve espionage, despite what our popular culture may tell us. Most of the work, 85% of it, was "a slow process which we call either ideological subversion, active measures, or psychological warfare."

    –What does that mean? Bezmenov explained that the most striking thing about ideological subversion is that it happens in the open as a legitimate process. "You can see it with your own eyes," he said. The American media would be able to see it, if it just focused on it.

    –Bezmenov described this process as "a great brainwashing" which has four basic stages.

    The first stage is called "demoralization" which takes from 15 to 20 years to achieve.

    According to the former KGB agent, that is the minimum number of years it takes to re-educate one generation of students that is normally exposed to the ideology of its country.

    –Bezmenov was also instructed not to waste time with idealistic leftists, they would become disillusioned, bitter, and adversarial when they realized the true nature of Soviet Communism. He discovered that many such were listed for execution once the Soviets achieved control.

    –Bezmenov was encouraged to recruit from large circulation, established conservative media, rich filmmakers, intellectuals, cynical and egocentric people who lacked moral principles.

    The Russians know exactly what kind of people Trump, the GOP, the Kochs their followers are.

    The whole process follows 4-steps:

    1. Demoralize a nation (15-20 years):Expose your ideology to your nation’s “soft heads”. At the higher stage, the citizens of that country start brainwashing their own countrymen. (The Tea Party and the Trump Supporters) Trump has been discussing the presidency since 1988.

    2. Destabilization (2-5 years): does not care about your patterns. Essentials are attacked – Defense, Economy and Polity. (Trump,the GOP and the Kochs are attacking the US)

    3. Crisis (6 weeks): bring a country to crisis in such a way that violent change happens, which is followed by the next stage. (The Faux Southern Border crisis, North Korea Nukes, Trump followers creating civil war if Trump impeached)

    4. Normalization (infinite period): This is “tongue-in-cheek” and cynical. Because Normalization means adherence of the enemy country to your own ideology. The people who were instrumental in bringing the enemy country to this stage are “lined up against the wall and shot dead”.

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  23. Why are the GOP in bed with the Russians… Russian Money!

    –Legal Experts Say Attorney General's Ties to Russia Are Troubling [newsweek]

    https://www.newsweek.com/so-many-conflicts-so-little-time-1396435

    –Barr’s public financial disclosure report, he admits to working for the law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he was counsel from March 2017 until he was confirmed as attorney general in February 2019, represented Russia’s Alfa Bank. (Barr earned more than $1 million at Kirkland) and for a company whose co-founders allegedly have long-standing business ties to Russia. What’s more, he received dividends [$5,001 to $15,000 in dividends] from Vector Group, a holding company with deep financial ties to Russia.

    –Questions have also been raised about whether Och-Ziff Capital Management, a hedge fund where Barr was a board director from 2016 to 2018, may also be too closely connected to the Russia investigation.

    –The billionaire Ziff brothers, Dirk, Robert and Daniel, provided seed money to hedge fund manager Daniel Och to start the firm in 1992. They retained a small stake in the company after it went public in 2007.

    –The brothers are also a subject of interest to the Russian government because of their work with billionaire William Browder, a financier who ran afoul of the Kremlin.

    –Why is Giuliani supporting Trump?

    –Jean-Francois Revel wrote “Unlike the Western leadership, which is tormented by remorse and a sense of guilt,”, “Soviet leaders’ consciences are perfectly clear, which allows them to use brute force with utter serenity both to preserve their power at home and to extend it abroad.”

    This is what sparked a love-fest for Putin’s tactics from Republicans immediately following his invasion of Ukraine. “That’s what you call a leader” said Rudy Giuliani. Rep. Hal Rogers (R-MI), who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, said that Putin was playing chess while President Obama played marbles.

    [Torture, Russia, and Conservative Dictator-Envy by Jonathan Chait]

    –Mitch McConnell reportedly linked to Putin, Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska and Russian companies [DailyKos]

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/1/28/1830431/-Mitch-McConnell-now-tied-to-Putin-Oleg-Deripaska-and-Russian-companies-after-lifting-sanctions

    –Right now, the point being made is that Mitch McConnell is benefiting from his direct and indirect ties to Putin and Russian oligarchs, which most likely guided McConnell’s recent vote to lift Russian sanctions. And it would seem he clearly voted in the interest of himself, his king and his Russian ties, when McConnell should have been working in the best interest of the American people. Alas, his Senate seat and constituents are merely stepping stones to more corruption.

    –Many have suspected for some time that smirky McConnell was looped into the Russian knot one way or another. Watching the GOP leader defend and cling to Trump like a tick, has been difficult and disturbing to witness for over two years. Will this news get us closer to McConnell’s political demise? Millions would hope.

    Wife Of Lobbyist For Russian Plant In KY Got Boost From Mitch McConnell

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pungvyMokqM

    –Lindsey Graham Received Campaign Donations From Firm Tied To Russian Oligarch

    https://mavenroundtable.io/theintellectualist/news/lindsey-graham-received-campaign-donations-from-firm-tied-to-russian-oligarch-pavoDoUI-U6je1HgaF2sag/

    –GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham received $800,000 from a Ukrainian-born oligarch with ties to Putin's inner circle.

    –As President Donald Trump appears to sink deeper into legal trouble and special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation pushes forward, the relative silence of congressional Republicans becomes increasingly difficult to ignore.

    –But apart from the obvious reasons conservative lawmakers might steer clear of commenting on Trump’s situation — party loyalty and fear of inviting a presidential Twitter attack come to mind — it is worth remembering that several noteworthy Republicans have Russia links as well.

    –Senate Republicans Meet Lavrov in Moscow Ahead of Trump-Putin Summit

    https://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/senate-republicans-meet-lavrov-moscow-ahead-trump-putin-summit

    –Shelby lead an all-Republican congressional delegation to Russia. The lawmakers were joined for the meeting with Lavrov by U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman. President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet formally with Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 16, in Helsinki… GOP lawmakers on the trip with Shelby include Sens. Steve Daines of Montana, John Hoeven of North Dakota, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, John Kennedy of Louisiana, Jerry Moran of Kansas and John Thune of South Dakota. Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, also joined the trip. On the 4th of July.

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  24. I honestly don't believe most American progressives realize the USSR doesn't exist and hasn't since 1991.

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  25. Trump's impeachment is NOT just about his using bribery to get Ukraine to attack the Bidens… it is about Soooo much more. This is a partial list of actions that Trump is involved in. He is a linchpin in a vast corrupt organization. The GOP are ground troops who have been paid-off.

    Trump-Russia Investigation

    15 months
    34 Indictments/Charges (Individuals) (and counting)
    3 Indictments/Charges (Companies)
    5 GUILTY pleas (and counting)
    4 CONVICTIONS (and counting)

    Indicted: Roger Stone
    Indicted: Paul Manafort
    Indicted: Rick Gates
    Indicted: George Papadopoulos
    Indicted: Michael Flynn
    Indicted: Michael Cohen
    Indicted: Richard Pinedo
    Indicted: Alex van der Zwaan
    Indicted: Konstantin Kilimnik
    Indicted: 12 Russian GRU officers
    Indicted: Yevgeny Prigozhin
    Indicted: Mikhail Burchik
    Indicted: Aleksandra Krylova
    Indicted: Anna Bogacheva
    Indicted: Sergey Polozov
    Indicted: Maria Bovda
    Indicted: Dzheykhun Aslanov
    Indicted: Vadim Podkopaev
    Indicted: Irina Kaverzina
    Indicted: Gleb Vasilchenko
    Indicted: Internet Research Agency
    Indicted: Concord Management

    Guilty Plea: Michael Flynn
    Guilty Plea: Michael Cohen
    Guilty Plea: George Papadopolous
    Guilty Plea: Richard Pinedo
    Guilty Plea: Alex van der Zwaan
    Guilty Plea: Rick Gates

    Over 191 Criminal Charges (and counting):

    Conspiracy against the USA (2 counts)
    Conspiracy to launder money (2 counts)
    Bank fraud (8 counts)
    Bank fraud conspiracy (10 counts)
    Subscribing to false tax returns (10 counts)
    Making false statements (6 counts)
    Failure to file reports of foreign bank accounts (14 counts)
    Unregistered agent of a foreign principal (2 counts)
    False FARA statements (2 counts)
    Subscribing to false tax returns (10 counts)
    Assisting in preparation of false tax documents (5 counts)
    Conspiracy to defraud the United States (13 counts)
    Conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud (2 counts)
    Aggravated identity theft (24 counts)

    THIS IS WHY THE REPUBLICANS ARE STANDING BY TRUMP… THEY ARE NEXT IN THE INVESTIGATION FOR RECEIVING RUSSIAN MONEY.

    Now Add: Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman face several felonies over their roles in various conspiracies and efforts to defraud the U.S. Federal Election Commission (FEC) by allegedly misrepresenting the source of funds and for unlawfully soliciting foreign campaign contributions.

    Parnas made 20 identical contributions of $661.90 to the:

    REPUBLICAN PARTY OF MINNESOTA
    North Carolina Republican Party
    New Jersey Republican State Committee
    South Carolina Republican Party
    Tennessee Republican Party Connecticut Republican Party
    Wyoming Republican Party
    Republican Federal Committee of Pennsylvania
    California Republican Party
    Republican Party of Wisconsin
    New York Republican Federal Campaign Committee
    Republican Party of Virginia
    North Dakota Republican Party
    Mississippi Republican Party
    West Republican Party of Louisiana
    Illinois Republican Party
    Kansas Republican Party

    Parnas made a donation of $2,700 to:

    Candidate Trump
    House GOP Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif)

    Also the maximum donation to Pete Sessions (R-Texas) just days before the McCarthy contribution, according to publicly available FEC records.

    Parnas also showered cash on various electoral organizations.

    Vice President Mike Pence‘s Great America Committee received $5,000
    The GOP’s “Protect the House” joint fundraising committee received $11,000 The National Republican Congressional Committee received $3,800
    The Republican National Committee received $33,400
    The Trump Victory PAC received $50,000

    Fruman has been slightly less active in his exploits as a donor for the GOP but doubly maxed-out to then-governor and eventual Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) in May 2018. On the same day, Fruman donated $15,000 to the Rick Scott Victory Fund PAC. He later made two separate $2,700 contributions to Rep. Joseph Wilson (R-S.C.) in June 2018–one for the primary election; one for the general election.

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  26. Dudes dad was right to do it before our current administration….Now we have a president that slanders real American heros and pardons and in some cases promotes war criminals. Like the Navy Seal. That guys whole team turned on him. You know how bad a person would have to be to have that brotherhood trun on him Our government currently is only slightly different than Putins.

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  27. So when is Donald Trump going to show that he is not the coward we all think he is, and come to tell the truth to this commission?

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  28. #45 and Pence's numerous deceits are FINALLY 'coming to light'.🕯💯🤔
    There's NOTHING in American political history that reeks of corruption like what #45's done …even the infamous "Teapot Dome" scandal DIDN'T involve selling out American allies TO dictators. 😒

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  29. When Vindman tells his father, that everything will be alright if he tells the truth, you tell that he believes that with all of his heart. But you can only tell, if you yourself, understands and believes that as well.

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  30. I need an EMS team to you YouTube comment section pls, respond to multiple cases of being butthurt STAT.

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  31. He saw the joe Biden public video he can’t judge to that but, he heard the voice he can judge president action. I respect him for serving but col not true to his actions.

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  32. Impressive Russian Badass Comedy stunt starring Schiffinsky and WINGMAN The “ Defense Minister of THE Ukraine offer “ is in a category of humor that’s GENIUS

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  33. If the GOP has it's way he will lose his reputation and life for reporting and testifying. They are non- stop smearing him and I am 100% sure there are death threats from some lunatic Trump supporters against him and his family. 😕

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  34. I watched this stupid thing for 2 hours what a waste of tax dollars. Only a real zipper head would care about this crap. 3 million people work for the Federal Government, when you figure their pay, benefits, pensions the cost and maintenance of all the building it's a trillion dollars a year, no wonder were going broke, and all we get for it is to watch crap like this. I'd rather watch Debbie does Dallas.

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  35. Inez Qtaish is suing, don't know what my future holds, I know I am not planning on working for anybody, I need people working for me. I am not about to downgrade my skills, my intelligence speaks for itself.

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  36. Thanks to all the military and families!!!
    So Jim is having problems with having loyal to America??::LOL
    No, Jim loyalty is TOO trump and Russia!!:::LOL

    The republicans cannot hold down the clown in the WH!!!::LOL

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  37. I thought all Americans treated their serving military personnel with respect and honour, it seems that is not the case. You appear to have some utter C**TS as politicians just as we have in the UK. This man deserves the respect as a heroic solder not only for his actions on the battlefield but also for coming forward and reporting crime when he saw it, it would have been so easy to have just let it go and have an easy life but he has the honour and integrity to report it and put up with the slurs of far lesser men. They should be deeply ashamed of themselves but I doubt they could even see the wrong they did.

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  38. Lt Col Vindman, you are a great American Hero. Thank you for your service. You are the best of the best. I hope only the best for you and your family

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