An attorney for Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a key impeachment witness and decorated US Army officer, has demanded that Fox News retract a suggestion made on the network groundlessly alleging that he is a Ukrainian spy.
“As a result, LTC Vindman and his family have been forced to examine options, including potentially moving onto a military base, in order to ensure their physical security in the face of threats rooted in the falsehood that Fox News originated,” attorney David Pressman wrote in a letter to Fox.
Vindman has come under attack from Republican media, activists, and President Donald Trump himself for describing his concern after hearing Trump pressure Ukraine’s president to investigate a domestic rival in a July 25 call.
Vindman was born in Ukraine, but moved to the US with his family when he was three-years-old.
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An attorney for Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a key witness in the impeachment probe, has demanded that Fox News retract a groundless claim made on the network that the decorated Iraq war veteran is a foreign spy.
The complaint centers on a discussion that took place on “The Ingraham Angle” on October 28, in which host Laura Ingraham discussed Vindman’s closed-door testimony to the House that day with John Yoo, a law professor who served in the administration of President George W Bush.
Here’s the exchange that’s the center of the complaint, in which Ingraham referred to a New York Times report claiming Ukrainian officials sought advice from Vindman on how to deal with Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal attorney.
Ingraham: “Here we have a US national security official who is advising Ukraine, while working inside the White House, apparently against the president’s interest, and usually, they spoke in English. Isn’t that kind of an interesting angle on this …read more
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