On Friday, both Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and U.S. ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland — who testified in the House impeachment inquiry late last year — were fired from their position in the White House.
And Donald Trump Jr. was celebrating the move, jabbing Rep. Adam Schiff in the process, who brought them to testify against President Donald Trump.
“Allow me a moment to thank — and this may be a bit of a surprise — Adam Schiff. Were it not for his crack investigation skills, [President Donald Trump] might have had a tougher time unearthing who all needed to be fired. Thanks, Adam!
Allow me a moment to thank—and this may be a bit of a surprise—Adam Schiff. Were it not for his crack investigation skills, @realDonaldTrump might have had a tougher time unearthing who all needed to be fired. Thanks, Adam! 🤣 #FullOfSchiff
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 8, 2020
NBC news reports:
“Both officials provided critical information about Trump during public hearings, with Sondland saying the president sought a ‘quid pro quo’ with Ukraine’s leader and Vindman criticizing Trump’s conduct during a July 25th phone call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy as “‘improper.'”
On Friday, Sondland put out a statement about his firing: “I was advised today that the President intends to recall me effective immediately as United States Ambassador to the European Union.”
These firings came just days after the senate voted to acquit the president in a party-line vote, minus Republican Sen. Mitt Romney who voted alongside Democrats.