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What You Need To Know About Alex Vindman’s Lawsuit Against Trump Officials


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The Federalist

While Ukraine hoaxer Alex Vindman may achieve an early victory in this case, he may soon deeply regret his decision to sue.

Margot Cleveland

February 03, 2022

On Feb. 2, Alex Vindman, the driving force of the first impeachment of President Donald Trump, filed suit in a federal court in D.C. against Donald Trump Jr, the former president’s son; Rudy Giuliani, the president’s former personal attorney; Julia Hahn, the former special assistant to the president; and Daniel Scavino Jr, a Trump communications official.

Vindman’s lawsuit alleges the four defendants conspired to intimidate and retaliate against him, in violation of the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871. Here’s what you need to know about Wednesday’s lawsuit.


The Man Behind the Impeachment


Discovery Will Be Lit

While Vindman may achieve an early victory in this case, first with the positive PR he is garnering and second by fending off any attempt by the defendants to have the case immediately tossed as frivolous, he may soon regret his decision to sue.

Unlike the House proceedings in which Schiff and other defendants ran cover for Vindman, allowing him to refuse to respond to relevant questions, federal discovery will not be so limited. And there will be much the defendants will want to know, such as with whom Vindman discussed the telephone call.

The defendants will also be entitled to question under oath a variety of other witnesses, including the whistleblower. Questions of Vindman’s bias will be fair game as well. Then there will be evidence the defendants will seek to gather to establish Trump had legitimate concerns about Hunter Biden’s involvement with the corrupt Ukrainian company Burisma.

In short, Vindman might just give Trump the impeachment trial he needed, with the witnesses he needed, to establish Vindman worked with the whistleblower and the whistleblower with Schiff to launch the Ukraine hoax.

Bad Timing


The now-public email solidifies Trump’s concerns about the Bidens’ connections to Ukraine and possible corruption. That the State Department has withheld it for so long is especially troubling given Kent served as one of the Democrats’ key witnesses in the House’s first impeachment of former President Trump.

Kent’s email also strikes a sharp contrast to Vindman’s allegations that made news less than 24 hours later. In his complaint, after noting that “Trump zeroed in on former Vice President (and now President) Joseph Biden as his chief rival for re-election in 2020,” Vindman framed the Hunter Biden-Burisma scandal as non-existent, alleging: “President Trump and his allies seized on Hunter Biden and his position as a board member for the Ukrainian oil and gas company Burisma, and used allegations regarding Hunter’s efforts to leverage his relationship with his father for personal profit as a basis for attacking Vice President Biden.”

We now know, though, that it wasn’t just President Trump and his allies concerned about Hunter’s relationship with Burisma, but also top officials in the Obama State Department. Again, discovery is going to be lit.

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