(Republicaninformer.com)- A federal judge in Washington dismissed the lawsuit filed by Resistance star Alexander Vindman accusing Donald Trump Jr., then-President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, and two others.
Vindman had sued the four claiming they engaged in witness intimidation and retaliation in connection to Vindman’s testimony in former President Trump’s first impeachment.
The plaintiffs filed a motion to dismiss the case, and this week, Judge James Boasber of the US District Court in Washington DC granted their motion.
Judge Boasber wrote in his dismissal that Vindman’s complaint failed to meet the necessary standards to prove the defendants conspired to “intimidate and unlawfully retaliate against him.
In his 29-page ruling, Judge Boasber, an Obama appointee, noted that while Vindman did establish the fact that the defendants had leveled “harsh, meanspirited, and at times misleading attacks” against him, “political hackery alone” isn’t enough to violate the law.
Vindman’s complaint alleged that he became a target of a “dangerous campaign of witness intimidation by President Trump and a group of conspirators” who attempted to prevent him from testifying in the House impeachment hearing in late 2019.
Vindman became a star witness in the first impeachment of former President Trump which was prompted by a July 25, 2019 phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Trump was accused of asking Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden’s son Hunter’s ties to Ukrainian companies in exchange for US aid.
Vindman, who was on the call, later went to his brother to “discuss his concern” that Trump violated the law by asking a foreign government to interfere with a presidential election. He was later subpoenaed by Congress to give testimony in the House impeachment hearings.
In addition to Donald Trump Jr. and Rudy Giuliani, Vindman also named Trump advisors Julia Hahn and Dan Scavino in his lawsuit.
Judge Boasber’s dismissal applied to all four defendants.