Retired Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a key impeachment witness against President Trump, was the “original source” of the Trump-Russia collusion push, not the whistleblower, Fox News contributor Byron York said Wednesday.
York reveals Vindman, who retired from the Army in July after being fired from the National Security Council in February, was the driving force for Democrats’ impeachment in his new book, “Obsession: Inside the Washington Establishment’s Never-Ending War on Trump.”
“It didn’t take a real rocket scientist that the source of this, the original source of this, was Lt. Col. Vindman,” York told “The Ingraham Angle” Wednesday night, laying out the facts of the case.
“If you remember early on in the Ukraine matter, the Democrats said they wanted the whistleblower to testify, and then they changed their mind and they didn’t want the whistleblower to testify and they began to shut off any Republican attempts to find out who the whistleblower was,” he said.
The Washington Examiner chief political correspondent asked, “So the question is if the whistleblower wasn’t in the White House, how did he learn what was going on?”
He points out Vindman was one of several people who listened to Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, “but [Vindman] was the only one who was disturbed by what took place. He was the only one who thought there was a problem there.”