The Washington Post had a piece Friday summing up what they’d learned after talking to three people familiar with Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman’s testimony in the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry this week. Vinman reportedly told members of Congress that he was advised by a top White House lawyer “not to discuss his grave concerns” outside the White House regarding President Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Brit Hume noted one paragraph in the story that stood out in particular:
This from the article: “he was deeply troubled by what he interpreted as an attempt by the president to subvert U.S. foreign policy…” There is a huge fallacy in this. Anyone know what it is? https://t.co/L1Jfgck6G2
— Brit Hume (@brithume) November 2, 2019
Ooooh, oooh, call on me! I know this one!
— Victoria Taft (@VictoriaTaft) November 2, 2019
Can I have the President decides US Foreign Policy for #100 Alex?
— Garry (@OnalaskaGarry) November 2, 2019
POTUS determines said foreign policy, not Lt. Colonels.
— Ken Krueger (@KenKrueger7) November 2, 2019
Lol. The president determines foreign policy
— Greg (@GregWagenhoffer) November 2, 2019
The fallacy is that the President sets US Foreign Policy, he can't subvert it. It's not possible.
— Dirk Willden (@DirkDaknife) November 2, 2019
How can the President subvert his own policy? If POTUS sets it then only a different person could subvert it.
— Pamela (@pamelakarnbach) November 2, 2019
The president sets foreign policy. Period. Full stop.
— RICO aka msm/Dem (@NikitasDad) November 2, 2019
Um… The President is SOLELY empowered to determine foreign policy? ?
— Kwisatz Haderach ???? ن ▄︻╦デ╤一 (@bradleyward) November 2, 2019
Ding ding ding
— Jim (@Ifitsthisname) November 2, 2019
US foreign policy is the purview of the elected President. This arrogant malevolent man seems to believe that foreign policy is to be set by the political elitists and followed unquestionably by the person in the WH. Not a chance!
— Sherry Kerdman (@sherry_kerdman) November 2, 2019
The President is authorized by the Constitution to conduct US Foreign Policy…
— ?? ❌CO2 Is Life❌?? (@PMgeezer) November 2, 2019
To some, apparently low level staffers get to decide.
— Inconceivable! (@RickWahler) November 2, 2019
The @POTUS sets foreign policy. You would think someone who achieved rank if Lt Col would understand chain of command
— JD Crow (@JD_Crow) November 2, 2019
American foreign policy is what the president says it is.
— Unauthorized Cinnamon ???☠️ (@shane_pool) November 2, 2019
The President sets the foreign policy!
— Theresa Mazur (@guesslu) November 2, 2019
The President sets foreign policy. How can he subvert himself?
— jerrymiller (@jerrymiller) November 2, 2019
Considering the president sets and has complete and total control of foreign policy, I’d say saying he was “attempting to subvert” it is a huge fallacy.
— John Matthewson (@JohnMatthews85) November 2, 2019
Yes… POTUS establishes our foreign policy. Duh….!
— David Base (@bigmeandave) November 2, 2019
The President sets the policy?
— clairmarie (@clairmarie) November 2, 2019
Not his foreign policy to make. Very simply.
Foreign policy is established by the president. This guy is complaining because his own version of foreign policy wasn't being executed by the president.
He's got it backwards.
— Andrea E (@AAC0519) November 2, 2019
The President sets foreign policy…not this unelected vet.
— Heartland (@Heart_landart) November 2, 2019
Foreign policy is set by the President, not by the permanent bureaucracy in Foggy Bottom.
— David T. Williams (@1HermitCrab) November 2, 2019
POTUS determines foreign policy not this Deep State ?
— HRM (@hrm_1973) November 2, 2019
The President sets US foreign policy. It’s this guy’s job to faithfully execute that. That’s the fallacy of his statement
— RW (@rwlawoffice) November 2, 2019
Jim Jordan and Devin Nunes accuse Adam Schiff of coaching Lt. Col. Vindman during Tuesday's hearing https://t.co/QBz2h6dqC2
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 30, 2019