Lt Col Vindman’s twin brother was also fired and escorted from the White House: report
Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman (R), a White House National Security Council Ukraine expert, arrives at Congress to testify in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. (AFP / MANDEL NGAN)

President Donald Trump was harshly criticized on Thursday after having Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman escorted off the White House grounds.

The action was widely seen as retaliation for Vindman's testimony in Trump's impeachment inquiry.

On Friday, The New York Times reported that Vindman's twin brother was also escorted from the premises.

"Colonel Vindman’s twin brother, Yevgeny Vindman, also an Army lieutenant colonel who worked at the White House, was fired as well and escorted out at the same time," The Times reported, citing "two people briefed on the developments."