Retired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who testified at Trump’s first impeachment trial that he listened to the so-called “perfect” July 25 phone call between Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, filed civil suit Wednesday against four Trump crooks.
The defendants are Donald Trump, Jr.; Rudy Giuliani; former White House deputy chief of staff Dan Scavino; and former White House deputy communications director Julia Hahn.
Trump’s scheme violated the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871, according to the lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. The act makes it unlawful to tamper with witnesses’ testimony.
Vindman seeks an unspecified amount in damages, saying his complaint is for “long-overdue accountability.”
A Ukrainian Spy
Vindman also wants damages for being targeted as a spy, when in fact, he’s a Jew whose family fled from Ukraine in the 1970s.
His identical twin, Yevgeny Vindman, also worked for the National Security Agency. Both men were fired days after the impeachment trial and thrown out of the White House.
The “perfect” phone call pressured the then-37-year-old Zelensky to appear on TV and say he was digging up dirt on Presidential rival Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.
Trump also wanted Zelensky to say Ukraine, not Russia, meddled in the 2016 Presidential election. Trump told Zelensky if he didn’t follow orders, he would lose the $391 million the U.S. gives Ukraine every year to protect the country from Russia.
When Senators heard Trump was holding up the money, they were furious. The sociopathic President finally released the money in September 2019. (Ambassador William Taylor testified the Russians thanked him for withholding the money.)
A Democratic House impeached Trump on two counts: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
A Threat to U.S. Democracy
Lt. Col. Vindman says, “Trump continues to pose a threat to U.S. democracy.”
“He’s an enormous threat… I can make cold, complex calculations about the danger the… former President of the United States, Donald Trump, poses,” the lawsuit alleges.
“He continues to pose a keen threat based on propagating this lie that the election was stolen… He attempted to launch an insurrection. He… demonizes the Democratic party or anybody that’s not a supporter of his. He’s a vile man that has done more damage to the United States than any other leader in recent U.S. history.