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Yovanovitch testifies at impeachment hearing

by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/15/19, 01:08 pm

WASHINGTON—Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch told House lawmakers Friday that the White House undermined her efforts to pursue anti-corruption policies. House Democrats have said her ouster illustrates how President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani and his allies sidelined experienced diplomats in a quest to get Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, who had business dealings in the country.

What does the White House say? The president tweeted Friday that Yovanovitch was not a good ambassador and he had a right to replace her. He also released a memo about a phone conversation he had in April with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. It contained no mention of the Bidens and was largely a congratulatory call on Zelensky’s election victory.

Dig deeper: Read Thursday’s report in The Sift on the public testimony of acting U.S. Ambassador to the Ukraine William Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent.

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Harvest Prude

Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.

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  •  West Coast Gramma's picture
    West Coast Gramma
    Posted: Fri, 11/15/2019 03:41 pm

    Great job, Marie Yovanovitch! You represent womanhood very well. As being "the woman," I am proud of your patient, fair, honest, non-biased, and gracious answering of all questions given you by both parties.

  • Cyborg3's picture
    Posted: Sat, 11/16/2019 03:03 am

    She was playing an act and didn't represent "womanhood very well". She did meddle in the Ukraine politics and John Solomon gives 15 questions that should be asked of her:

    Also, here is the interview with Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko where he calls out the former ambassador for her pressure on him. Notice that this guy is actually going after the corrupt actors in Ukraine.

    She had no evidence to support the impeachment allegations and denied knowing of anything that Trump did wrong. 


  • OldMike
    Posted: Fri, 11/15/2019 09:42 pm

    Ah, yes. And interesting testimony she gave about the Obama Administration being concerned about Hunter Biden’s extreme “good fortune” in landing the position with Burisma Holdings, for which he seemed notably unqualified.

    Concerned enough, in fact, that Obama Administration officials coached Ambassador Yovanovitch on how to sidestep possible questions about Jr. Biden in her congressional confirmation hearings.  

    And though Ambassador Yovanovitch apparently had some sort of mandate to investigate corruption in Ukraine, she reportedly stayed far away from anything that might have involved Hunter Biden.  

    Deep State, indeed