If the Vindman v. Trump, et al. LOLsuit survives motions to dismiss and proceeds to discovery, the defendants are going to have the opportunity to pose interrogatories and conduct depositions under oath.
Vindman says that he only discussed the Zelensky phone call with George Kent and the “whistleblower” (who has been identified as Eric Ciaramella). What exactly was discussed?
Ciaramella will undoubtedly be asked about his interactions with Adam Schiff, which should lead to Schiff being deposed as well.
Given the recently published 2016 State Department from George Kent expressing concern about the appearance of corruption in Hunter Biden’s Burisma connections, the defendants will surely seek to gather evidence supporting Trump’s legitimate concerns about the Biden’s. Vindman’s bias will be throughly explored.
IANAL, but I believe I can see fairly obvious deficiencies in this complaint.
UPDATE—The first deficiency I’ve noticed is the apparently false characterization of the 25 July, 2019, between Presidents Trump and Zelensky as coercive. The transcript provided by the White House Situation Room notetakers (which included Vindman) seem to reflect a cordial conversation. Indeed, when Trump asks about investigations into Ukrainian involvement in US affairs, the transcript shows Zelensky’s reply as, “Yes it is very important for me and everything that you just mentioned earlier.” When the Biden’s are brought up, Zelensky relies, “The issue of the investigation of the case is actually the issue of making sure to restore the honesty of the case.” Zelensky seems to be ahead of Trump on the matter.
Last year, the Democrats wasted the Senate’s time with the Ukraine Phone Call Hoax after the previous multi-year Russia Collusion Hoax fell apart. This year, they’re peddling the Insurrection Incitement Hoax. Trump Derangement Syndrome has clearly overwhelmed what was left of the Democrats’ ability to reason rationally. As Lawrence Pearson notes over at BattleSwarm Blog—
For a party that failed to flip a single statehouse chamber in November, Democrats are freebasing dangerous levels of their own bullshit in ratcheting up the rhetorical hysteria.
You don’t get high on your own supply because the moment you start deluding yourself, reality has a nasty way of smacking you upside the head.
Let them have their Impeachment 2: Electric Boogaloo. It won’t result in a conviction. It won’t affect Donald Trump’s standing with his supporters or his detractors. But it will delay the Senate from action on Joe Xiden’s initial legislative goals and confirmation of His Fraudulency’s nominees.
It seems as if almost every one of the bombshells that have been produced in support of the Trump/Zelensky phone call collusion hoax have either been duds or have blown up in the accusers’ faces. For example, Rep. Schiff has admitted that The Whistleblower contacted congressional staffers before he contacted the Intelligence Community Inspector General. Not only was that a violation of the law which raises the possibility that The Whistleblower is not legally entitled to protection from prosecution for unauthorized sharing of classified information, but it is also at odds with the congresscritter’s previous versions of The Narrative.