Schumer Asks Defense Watchdog to Probe Trump Impeachment Retaliation

Posted on February 10, 2020 8:37 am

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U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer asked the Defense Department watchdog on Monday to investigate what he said was “shameful” and “Illegal” retaliation by President Donald Trump against a witness who testified against him at last year’s impeachment hearings.

Schumer asked 74 inspectors general throughout the government to probe any retaliation against federal workers who report Trump administration misconduct, but singled out the president’s dismissal of Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman as a Ukraine expert at the National Security Council in the White House. Vindman testified against Trump at House of Representatives impeachment hearings leading up to approval of two articles