Alexander Vindman sues Rudy Giuliani, Don Jr. over alleged witness intimidation campaign

Vindman alleges the pair organized a campaign of “misinformation” designed to spread via right-wing media

One of the key witnesses in former President Donald Trump’s first impeachment trial is suing Donald Trump Jr., Rudy Giuliani and several other White House officials over what he alleges was an intimidation campaign meant to smear him as “disloyal to the United States” and a “spy for a foreign country.”

As a result of his testimony, Vindman alleges that Trump allies in and outside the White House designed an intimidation campaign “to inflict maximum damage by creating and spreading disinformation” that would spread via Fox News and other right-wing publications. Vindman also claims this campaign irreparably hurt his career, ultimately leading to his departure from the U.S. military. 

Also included as defendants are White House social media director Dan Scavino and deputy White House communications director Julia Hahn. And while the suit does not name the former president as a defendant, his name is mentioned multiple times — claiming Trump was nonetheless part of a “coordinated campaign” to target Vindman.