Impeachment testimony comes from White House budget official

Воскресенье, 17 Ноя, 2019

Yovanovitch said in her testimony that remarks Trump made about her during his phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy sounded threatening. "I have freedom of speech just as other people do", Trump said. I guess it depends on how many more witnesses they have.

"Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad", Trump wrote November 15.

"Although I have met former Vice President Biden several times over the course of our many years in government, neither he nor the previous administration ever raised the issue of either Burisma or Hunter Biden with me", she said.

'Democrats must apologize to USA, ' Trump demanded on Twitter after a political rally in Louisiana, adding: 'THE FAKE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY IS NOW DEAD!' Yovanovitch testified that she found his tweets "very intimidating".

Former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testified before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence as part of the House-initiated impeachment hearing against Trump. We rated Trump's statement trousers on Fire. Remember that when James B. Comey was removed as Federal Bureau of Investigation director two years ago, he was giving a pep talk to employees in the Los Angeles field office as wall-mounted televisions behind him began to flash "Comey Resigns". In February 2019, in what appears to have been the first incarnation of the idea that investigating Burisma, the company on whose board Hunter Biden sat, could help Trump's reelection, Ukraine's chief prosecutor Lutsenko began to feed stories to the American media smearing Yovanovich and suggesting a new investigation into Burisma.

Yovanovitch, who was recalled by Trump, was the sole witness on the second day of the committee's investigation of whether there is enough evidence to impeach Trump. Republicans control the Senate and have shown little support for Trump's removal.

Pelosi said some of Trump's biggest supporters should recognize it's wrong. "I still find it hard to comprehend that foreign and private interests were able to undermine United States interests in this way".

State department official David Holmes said he had overheard this during a call in July between Mr Trump and the USA envoy to the EU, Gordon Sondland. Because Trump would never criticize any other country's politicians!

The former USA ambassador to Ukraine previously spoke about a "concerted campaign" against her and attempts by Trump associates to smear her reputation.

"I will make sure he does not intimidate the whistleblower", Pelosi countered.

During her testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, Trump was on Twitter attacking the career diplomat and her record.

Mr Holmes, a USA diplomatic aide, testified behind closed doors before us lawmakers in Washington DC.

Yovanovitch warned that corrupt foreigners will try to exploit the USA unless diplomats are supported.

Some people in the hearing room applauded when Yovanovitch's testimony ended after more than four hours.

Image copyright Reuters Image caption David Holmes: "Sondland told Trump that [Ukrainian President] Zelensky 'loves your ass'".

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said a day after the first public impeachment hearing targeting Trump that Ambassador Gordon Sondland did not lay out any relationship between a probe and hundreds of millions of dollars in pending payments, according to the Interfax news agency.