Democracy, Populism, & Domestic Politics, Power & Security, United States PWH fellow, impeachment witness Alexander Vindman fears Trump will target him if reelected

October 29, 2020
By Max Cohen | The Daily Pennsylvanian

Retired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman on Thursday sharply criticized President  and 1968 Wharton graduate Donald Trump for holding a "soft spot" for authoritarian leaders and for attacking career civil servants during his first appearance as a Perry World House visiting fellow.

A year to the day after Vindman’s testimony under oath exposed how Trump attempted to use foreign policy leverage for personal electoral gain, Vindman provided insight on his role as a Trump administration National Security Council official and his experiences as a major witness in 2019's impeachment proceedings. 

During a conversation with New Yorker staff writer Susan Glasser as part of a Perry World House virtual event, Vindman called for a bipartisan truth and reconciliation commission to investigate Trump’s actions in office. 

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