Trump Jr. thanks Schiff for 'unearthing who all needed to be fired'

President TrumpDonald John Trump Trump responds to calls to tear down monuments with creation of 'National Garden' of statues Trump: Children are taught in school to 'hate their own country' Trump accuses those tearing down statues of wanting to 'overthrow the American Revolution' MORE’s son, Donald Trump Jr., thanked Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffDemocrats hit Trump for handling of Russian bounty allegations after White House briefing Voters must strongly reject the president's abuses by voting him out this November Democrats face tough questions with Bolton MORE (D-Calif.) Friday evening for helping identify “who all needed to be fired.”

Schiff, chair of the House Intelligence Committee, was the lead impeachment manager during the Senate impeachment trial. During the House impeachment hearings, his committee questioned fact-witnesses, including former ambassador to the European Union Gordon SondlandGordon SondlandTop Democrat slams Trump's new EU envoy: Not 'a political donor's part-time job' Trump names new EU envoy, filling post left vacant by impeachment witness Sondland Ocasio-Cortez: Republicans are prioritizing big chains in coronavirus relief  MORE and member of the National Security Council (NSC) Lt. Col. Alexander VindmanAlexander VindmanDuckworth to block military confirmations until Esper proves Vindman will be promoted Voters must strongly reject the president's abuses by voting him out this November Trump pick for pandemic response watchdog pledges independence amid Democratic skepticism MORE.

Both men were dismissed by President Trump on Friday, two days after he was acquitted on impeachment charges in the Senate. After nearly 34 years working in the State Department, another key witness, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie YovanovitchMarie YovanovitchCheney clashes with Trump Voters must strongly reject the president's abuses by voting him out this November Bolton book puts spotlight on Pompeo-Trump relationship MORE, retired in January after being recalled from her ambassador role several months prior. 

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“Allow me a moment to thank—and this may be a bit of a surprise—Adam Schiff,” Trump Jr. tweeted. “Were it not for his crack investigation skills, @realDonaldTrump might have had a tougher time unearthing who all needed to be fired. Thanks, Adam! #FullOfSchiff"

During the House hearing, witnesses spoke to the recollection of the events that unfolded leading up to and after the president’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which Trump is accused of using nearly $400 million in military aid to pressure Zelensky to conduct an investigation into former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenCan Republicans handle the aftermath of Donald Trump? Biden seeks to supplant Trump in Georgia Trump's Mount Rushmore stunt will backfire MORE. The witnesses often spoke to the lack of precedent for such an exchange. 

“There is no question in the mind of any American why this man’s job is over, why this country now has one less soldier serving it at the White House,” David Pressman, Vindman’s attorney, said in a statement on Friday following Vindman's dismissal. “LTC Vindman was asked to leave for telling the truth. His honor, his commitment to right, frightened the powerful.”