Surber begins by reviewing Vindman's actions in testifying before Congress in defiance of a direct order from the CINC. It's interesting for those who, like me, lack knowledge of military law. Surber also goes into the issue of whether Vindman acted as a spy in seeking access to material for which he had no need to know as well as in seeking to alter an official transcript. Clearly, if Vindman then cooperated with others in seeking to present this to Congress, there could be a criminal violation.
But don't stop there, because Surber then pastes in an extended twitter thread by a Lt. Col. Jim Hickman who had direct experience of Vindman interacting with the Russian military during the Obama years--specifically, in 2012. The thread by LtCol (retired) Jim Hickman is quite revealing. It suggests that there may be many other unpleasant surprises to come for Pelosi, Schiff, Nadler, and company (I've formatted for readability):
Vindman, who was a Major at the time, was sitting in one of the classrooms talking to the US & Russian Soldiers, as well as the young Officers & GS Employees about America, Russia, & Obama. He was apologetic of American culture, laughed about Americans not being educated or worldly, & really talked up Obama & globalism to the point of uncomfortable. He would speak w/the Russian Soldiers & laugh as if at the expense of the US personnel.
It was so uncomfortable & unprofessional, one of the GS employees came & told me everything above. I walked over & sat w/in earshot of Vindman, & sure enough, all was confirmed. One comment truly struck me as odd, & it was w/respect to American's falsely thinking they're exceptional, when he said, "He [Obama] is working on that now." And he said it w/a snide 'I know a secret' look on his face. I honestly don't know what it meant, it just sounded like an odd thing to say.
Regardless, after hearing him bash America a few times in front of subordinates, Russians, & GS Employees, as well as, hearing an earful about globalization, Obama's plan, etc...I'd had enough. I tapped him on the shoulder & asked him to step outside. At that point I verbally reprimanded him for his actions, & I'll leave it at that, so as not to be unprofessional myself.
The bottom-line is LTC Vindman was a partisan Democrat at least as far back as 2012. So much so, junior officers & soldiers felt uncomfortable around him.
This is not your professional, field-grade officer, who has the character & integrity to do the right thing. Do not let the uniform fool you...he is a political activist in uniform. I pray our nation will drop this hate, vitriol & division, & unite as our founding fathers intended!￼