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CLEANING HOUSE? Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman to be removed from the NSC as part of 'streamlining' process


Added 11-10-19 07:30:03pm EST - “"...people are going to start going back to their own departments..."” - Twitchy.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Twitchy.com: “CLEANING HOUSE? Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman to be removed from the NSC as part of 'streamlining' process”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

In an interview on “Face the Nation” this morning, White House National Security Officer Robert O’Brien said that impeachment inquiry witness Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman will be removed from his post on the National Security Council:

VINDMAN OUT AT NSC: After testifying on the Hill, NSA O'Brien says Alexander Vindman will be removed from the National Security Council. "Everyone who's detailed at the NSC, people are going…back to their own departments and we'll bring in new folks" https://t.co/DNsbuDqAwb pic.twitter.com/nQ9U5lvxrG

MARGARET BRENNAN: Lieutenant Colonel Vindman, who has testified under oath, is serving on the National Security Council currently. Will he continue to work for you despite testifying against the president?

O’BRIEN: Well- well look, one of the things that I’ve talked about is that we’re streamlining the National Security Council. It got bloated to like two hundred and thirty six people from- up from 100 in the Bush administration under President Obama. We’re streamlining the National Security Council. There are people that are detailed from different departments and agencies. My understanding is he’s- is that Colonel Vindman is- is detailed from the Department of Defense. So everyone who’s detailed at the NSC, people are going to start going back to their own departments and we’ll bring in new folks. But we’re going to get that number down to around 100 people. That’s what it was under Condoleezza Rice. She came and met with me. I met with a number of my successors.

This shouldn’t come as a shock because this is exactly what O’Brien said he was going to do:

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