WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The former US ambassador to Ukraine has abandoned a diplomatic decision and accused the Trump administration of recalling her based on false statements and disturbing the State Department, an action that could end the her career but praised her courage.
Three-time ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, who was suddenly recalled from Kiev in May, issued a secret deposition on Friday for three congressional committees to investigate whether there are grounds to impeach President Donald Trump or is not.
The House of Representatives-led investigation by the Democratic Party began on September 24 after a whistleblower accused that the Trump Republican party pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate allegations of corruption. base for Democratic political rival Joe Biden and his son, businessman Hunter Biden.
Trump denied wrongdoing and defended his request to Zelenskiy during a phone call on July 25, which Democrats thought was evidence Trump had pushed a vulnerable foreign ally to dig up opponents for their own political gain.
Former Vice President Biden is the leading candidate for the right to face Trump in the November 2020 presidential election.
In her prepared testimony, Yovanovitch said that the State Department brought her back to Washington because of pressure from the White House, in part, based on the disagreement spread by people including the president's lawyer. , Rudy Giuliani.
Although I understand that I serve to the liking of the President, I …
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