“Do not worry. I will be fine for telling the truth.” So said Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman when he testified in the impeachment trial. He should be more than fine, he should be celebrated for telling the truth when truth is in short supply. But this is the Trump era, and it’s payback time. Alexander Vindman, a key impeachment witness, will be transferred out of the White House.

+ Top Navy SEAL commander to resign after apparent disagreements with Trump.

+ At embassies abroad, Trump envoys are quietly pushing out career diplomats. (Sensing a trend? All the ethical people are quitting or being forced out. All the crooks and enablers are getting bumped up.)

+ Czar-a-Lago: “Trump has an unprecedented — and largely hidden — business relationship with his own government. When Trump visits his clubs in Palm Beach, Fla., and Bedminster, N.J., the service needs space to post guards and store equipment. Trump’s company says it charges only minimal fees. But Secret Service records do not show that.” Here’s something else Team Trump has repeatedly lied about… Secret Service has paid rates as high as $650 a night for rooms at Trump’s properties.