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HarperCollins Publishers announced on Monday that it will be publishing a memoir by Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the former White House Ukraine expert whose testimony last year helped form the basis of President Trump's impeachment, AP reports.

The big picture: Vindman was removed by Trump from the National Security Council in February after the president's Senate impeachment trial, where he was acquitted on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The removal of Vindman and other career officials who testified against Trump was widely seen as retaliation.

  • Vindman was one of the first witnesses to testify publicly who listened in on Trump’s July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. According to the Washington Post, Vindman "was very concerned" about the way Trump asked the Ukrainian president to investigate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.
  • After his firing, Vindman accused Trump of running a “campaign of bullying, intimidation, and retaliation." He said in August that he believes his decision to come forward ended his career.

What they're saying: Vindman said in a statement that he hoped his book could inspire readers, per AP. "My family and I have had an extraordinary outpouring of support from people around the globe. My hope is to offer my story as an affirmation that the American dream is alive and worth continuing to fight for," he said.

What to watch: The memoir — titled, "Here, Right Matters: An American Story" — is set to be published next spring.

Go deeper: Alexander Vindman calls Trump a "useful idiot" for Putin

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Jan 26, 2021 - Politics & Policy

House delivers article of impeachment against Trump to Senate

House Impeachment managers accompany the formal article of impeachment as they walk through the Rotunda to deliver them to the U.S. Senate. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

House managers on Monday delivered the article of impeachment against former President Trump for "incitement of insurrection" to the Senate.

Why it matters: The expected move formally triggers preparations for the trial. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced last week that the trial will begin the week of Feb. 8.

Big Tech's reputation takes a pandemic plunge

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Data: Harris Poll; Chart: Danielle Alberti/Axios

Americans have fallen further out of love with Big Tech, the latest Axios/Harris 100 brand reputation poll shows.

Why it matters: Even though Americans were hyper-connected to their devices throughout the pandemic, their relationship with many of the world's biggest tech firms has continued on a downward trend, suggesting that people see their products as necessary evils.

There's an ETF for everything, except bitcoin

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Happiness. Weed. Robots. Water. Whatever the theme, there's probably an ETF promoting a basket of stocks related to it.

Why it matters: Thematic ETFs are an investment mania side effect. There's newfound retail investor interest in narrow exposure to hot corners of the stock market. More are launching to meet the moment.

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