Retired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman is being accused of seeking to profit from the war in Ukraine through defense contracts with his private company.
Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), who also criticized Vindman when he served as a witness in former President Donald Trump's impeachment hearing, is speaking out against his latest efforts involving Ukraine.
Trump impeachment witness Alexander Vindman accused of trying to profit off Ukraine war with defense contracts https://t.co/2gZNs9uVDX
— Fox News Politics (@foxnewspolitics) March 8, 2023
"When conservatives speak the truth, the mainstream media panics and desperately attempts to provide cover for the left. They did this for Alexander Vindman, just like they did for Hunter Biden, Dr. Fauci and teachers' unions," Blackburn said.
"Alexander Vindman has always been a political activist and opportunist masquerading behind his career. He saw an opening for personal fame and profited by exploiting the media's outrage against President Trump," she added.
EXCLUSIVE: Alexander Vindman Secretly Pitching Ukrainian Military for Millions in Defense Contractshttps://t.co/cGFO1JahCX
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) March 7, 2023
An exclusive report by Human Events also revealed Vindman's efforts in Ukraine.
"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," the report stated.
"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," it added.
The latest concerns with Vindman are part of a larger issue related to massive funding by the American military and private companies in Ukraine.
A growing number of lawmakers are calling for accountability in commitments to Ukraine's defense, with some wanting an end to ongoing defense funding.
The controversy is likely to grow as details about Vindman's proposal become known and show a potential conflict-of-interest as people die due to Russia's attacks.