Except that Vindman has said that there are portions of the conversation that were not put into the transcript, at least twice. That would make sense as there is about 16 minutes of the conversation missing from the actual transcript.We already have the transcript. There is just nothing there to impeach.
Vindman's opinions are irrelevant as anyone can read the transcript.
With that said, no one should be trying to smear his name.
Of course the hypocrisy here is that it was perfectly fine with Carter Paige and Michael Flynn.
Didn't Flynn lie to the FBI during his interview? Answer: Yes. If you (specifically) lied to the police during an investigation, do you think something bad might happen to you? Answer: Yes, it just might.
We'll let you try and muddy up the waters about something that happened in 2015 as opposed to something that actually is happening in 2019.
Just for clarity on Flynn. This is from the DOJ (I know, I know, Deep State, never tRUMPers) yesterday, 29Oct2019 :
The Justice Department rejected what it called an "extraordinary reversal" by retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn for claiming to be the victim of a "plot to set up an innocent man and create a crime."
Flynn "now claims that he is innocent of the criminal charge in this case," federal prosecutors said in a court filing Tuesday, referring to an allegation by Flynn's legal team that he was ambushed for an interview by the FBI in January 2017.
"For the first time, the defendant represents to this Court that he 'was honest with the agents [on Jan. 24, 2017] to the best of his recollection at the time,'" the prosecutors said in a court filing in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. "He makes this claim despite having admitted his guilt, under oath, before two federal judges (including this Court)."
Flynn, President Trump's first national security adviser, pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to investigators about conversations he had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in late 2016 regarding sanctions and agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.