Documents recently obtained by Human Events show that Alexander Vindman has been pitching the government of Ukraine to obtain lucrative defense contracts. In August 2022, Vindman, operating as CEO of Trident Support, pitched a deck on a Ukraine Weapons Systems Sustainment Center to address problems with Ukraine’s weapons management, namely readiness, repair, and maintenance.
Vindman proposed that for $12 million in initial funding, his company Trident Support would bring support closer to the front lines by providing a logistical midpoint from which equipment could be distributed.
The idea behind the proposal is that Trident Support would be a middle-man between NATO weapons and Ukrainian forces, teaching the latter how to operate and repair the equipment, while taking an exorbitant fee from Ukraine to do it.
Personnel who would be employed under the plan would be those who are “highly experienced former soldiers or contractors in Iraq and/or Afghanistan.”
The facilities to undertake this mission would be located in Poland, Slovakia, or Romania were it not possible to make that base in Ukraine.
The deck outlining the proposal was revealed along with court documents showing a dispute over payments.
Vindman testified before the House in November 2019 as part of the first impeachment inquiry into then-President Donald Trump. Vindman, who was an officer in the US Army, told the House that he listened to a call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in which Trump asked for clarification and information about the way the firing of a prosecutor was handled during the Obama administration.
Vice President Joe Biden had spoken at length about threatening Ukraine with withholding US funds unless a prosecutor, who had been looking into energy giant Burisma on whose Board of Directors his son Hunter sat. Biden bragged about the move, and later, Trump had questions about it that he wanted answered by Zelensky.
Vindman said it was “improper” of Trump to ask this, because he was asking a foreign nation to investigate a US leader, though Trump, who has said it was a “perfect” phone call, has stated that he wanted to know the extent of Biden’s involvement in Ukraine’s affairs.
Vindman wrote about overhearing the phone call at length in The Atlantic, complaining that Trump had withheld the money in the weeks prior to the call. “…the White House had abruptly put a hold on nearly $400 million in US security aid that Congress had earmarked for Ukraine. This was money that Ukraine badly needed to fend off the continuous threat of Russian aggression. The abrupt, unexplained White House hold was baffling. Not only was it a 180-degree turn from the stated policy the entire US government supported, but it was also contrary to US national-security interests in the region,” he wrote.
“We feared that on a whim, the president might send out a barely coherent tweet or make an offhand public remark or an impulsive decision that could throw carefully crafted policy—official policy of the United States—into total disarray,” Vindman wrote at the time. Now, of course, it’s the Biden administration that has overseen an escalation of tensions in the region and a solidifying of US interests.
Now, as Russian aggression is well underway, Vindman is seeking to access some of the more than $200 billion promised to Ukraine by the Biden administration for his own. It was Joe and Hunter Biden’s involvement in Ukraine that Trump was attempting to get to the bottom of by asking Zelensky about the circumstances surrounding the prosecutor’s firing under VP Biden’s watch.
See the whole deck from Trident Support here:
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