Alexander Vindman calls Trump a "useful idiot" for Putin - 2020-09-14
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who served as a key witness in President Trump's impeachment inquiry, told The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg that he believes Trump is a "useful idiot" and "unwitting agent" of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Of note: He doubled down on his comments in an interview with NBC News airing Monday evening, saying Trump's "infatuated" with Putin and that some had described their relationship as "a kind of a love affair."
"I know that other senior government officials suspect that Putin might have dirt on him. But frankly, they don't have to use coercive force. What they have is a willing participant in their enterprise."