An unvaccinated U.S. Army officer has been found guilty of defying COVID-19 compliance orders at Aberdeen Proving Ground, in a conviction won by a notorious figure in the Deep State plot against former President Donald Trump.
“1st Lt. Mark Bashaw was found guilty of refusing an order to telework and reporting to his office without submitting to a COVID-19 test or otherwise furnishing a negative test result,” the Military Times reports. He was also charged with refusing to wear a mask.
The conviction was celebrated by Col. Yevgeny “Eugene” Vindman, chief military lawyer for Army Communications-Electronics Command.
“Proud of the prosecution team at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Secured a first in the nation conviction at court-martial of a lieutenant who failed to obey lawful orders re COVID mitigation measures. Guilty on all 3 counts. #orderanddiscipline,” Vindman chirped on Twitter.
Proud of the prosecution team at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Secured a first in the nation conviction at court-martial of a lieutenant who failed to obey lawful orders re COVID mitigation measures. Guilty on all 3 counts. #orderanddiscipline
— COL Vindman 🇺🇸🇺🇦 (@YVindman) April 29, 2022
Vindman and his twin brother Alexander Vindman were fired from their job on Trump’s National Security Council in 2020 after they claimed Trump committed an impeachable offense by asking for a political campaign favor in a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky
Alexander Vindman is now an outspoken liberal activist.
Yevgeny remained with the Army and Judge Advocate Generals Corps, but is outspoken in his liberal beliefs.
In addition to celebrating his COVID vaccine conviction, Vindman has also used his Twitter account to promote his brother’s book attacking Trump, and to accuse Fox News host Tucker Carlson of being a Russian agent, which could be a federal crime.
The judge in Basham’s trial, while finding him guilty, did not apply any punishment. It is not clear if Basham will remain enlisted, and guilty verdits in military court martials can effect eligibility for private sector employment.
“The service has kicked out 426 active duty troops for refusing to receive the mandated COVID-19 vaccine, and 3,381 have received official reprimands. Roughly 5,000 exemption requests await adjudication,” the Military Times reports.
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