Later, 6:32 p.m. CT: cleaning house --
Best recent example of self-immolation -- the act of killing oneself for political or religious reasons, particularly by burning. Ouch.
...and if he divulged any confidential - secret - top secret - compartmentalized information without authority his leaving the White House may be the least "bad thing" that happens to this officer.
I'm sure the way this works, is that he will be interviewed by a superior officer and that testimony will be compared with what he provided at the impeachment hearings.
And, oh, by the way, my hunch is that the president didn't have to say a thing. Except what he said in his speech yesterday.
Item: a "talking head" -- it might have been Andrea Mitchell or someone else at MSNBC -- laughed at the "Victory Speech," suggesting that it appeared to be nothing more than an alphabetical list of names that was the basis for President Trump's stream of consciousness. I would suggest that who(m)ever made that comment -- and others who think the same thing -- may want to go back through that speech, line by line.
CNN is reporting that Vindman's brother -- also at the White House -- was also fired.
Later: the video soundbite suggests that President Trump did not make the decision to fire him. He implied that decision would be left to others. LOL. Brilliant.