Judge Dismisses Alexander Vindman’s Lawsuit Against Trump Allies
The House of Representatives on Wednesday killed H.R.1, the impeachment managers bill that would remove President Donald Trump from office over his dealings with Ukraine. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had rejected the bill. She said it, “isn’t reflective of the American people or what they would prefer in this moment.”
The House passed H.R.1 last night after it was introduced by the Democrats. The bill was not meant to be a vote of confidence in the impeachment process. Instead, the bill was meant to be a vote of confidence in Trump as the duly elected President of the United States.
After H.R.1 passed, the White House sent out a statement on behalf of the President of the United States:
“The President’s lawyers are working to ensure that the President is protected from the false allegations made against him in order to justify impeachment. To date, the White House has not received anything resembling a whistleblower complaint from a credible source who has come forward. That is why the President’s lawyers were working to ensure the truth came out.”
One hour and 13 minutes before the House passed the impeachment managers bill, Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) offered an amendment to the bill to protect the Intelligence Community whistleblower, and the whistleblower was moved and sent to the White House to discuss the proposed addition.
Earlier in the day, Representative David Cicilline (D-RI) had sent a letter to the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Representative Jerry Nadler (D-NY), asking him to hold a vote to add whistleblower protections to the impeachment managers bill.
On September 21, 2018, a former White House official sent a whistleblower complaint regarding the President’s conversation with a foreign leader to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the House Intelligence Committee Chairman, Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA), and the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper.
In a letter to the Chairman of the