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.@hughhewitt politely accuses me of unforced errors in my piece on #AlexanderVindman of the #DeepState

I will disconcur politely right back

He says Vindman may air his opinion
"if in doing so he does not violate orders"

But he did violate orders

Vindman ran afoul of Art. 88 of the UCMJ which forbids insubordination

He believed Trump asking for investigations was harmful to US policy
So he advised Ukrainians, up to and including new President Zelensky to ignore the requests

That is most definitely insubordinate
Hugh dislikes my use of #DeepState
Saying only totalitarian regimes w/ secret police qualify

I would say US security leaders who conspired on the Trump Russia sure acted like secret police
Specifically ref Vindman
I note they may not organize
but they act in concert
There is also a cohort in the permanent bureaucracy
If that term is more acceptable

Who believe their judgment trumps politicians & should not be ignored or as Vindman did they will undermine the policies they dislike

He openly stated this mult times & acted on his disagreement
My analysis of Vindman's misdeeds holds up
& Hugh disagrees w/ attacking Vindman
Fair enough
But Vindman was designed to replace the flawed "whistleblower" w/ an unimpeachable Uniform

I wanted to note
He violated his duty
Over difference of opinion
He's not alone
Hugh has a good point the entire process is flawed
Relevant witnesses can't testify

The acts the President is accused of served US interests so there isn't even a crime

But I won't sit by
While an officer flagrantly abuses
His oath & office
Here is a link to my piece at @FDRLST which Hugh was disagreeing with

Whether or not we call it the #DeepState or the permanent bureaucracy

There is a problem in DC
w/ them undermining the will of the people and their elected reps

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