No, Alexander Vindman Was Not Purged

Friday brought the expected news that President Trump has removed Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, one of the House’s key impeachment witnesses, from his post at the national security council. Equally expected was that the reaction was calm, cool, and collected. Not.

Opponents of the president are saying that Vindman was purged for telling the truth and now Trump is exacting revenge on someone he considers to be a personal enemy.

But if Trump really wanted to purge an punish Vindman, he could have insisted he be sent to some remote…