WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine on Friday told a House of Commons impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump that Mr. Trump deposed her based on unfounded and false statements. after he was attacked by personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
Marie Yovanovitch, the ambassador suddenly recalled from Kiev in May, spent more than nine hours in a closed-door meeting with members and staff of the House. She was expected to appear last week, but was told by the State Department not to obey the orders of the White House, according to members of the Democratic House. The legislators later issued a subpoena for her appearance and she complied.
Yovanovitch, according to a copy of her opening statement posted online by US media, said she was told by a senior State Department official about a coordinated campaign against me and said that Trump has been pushing for her removal since mid-2018 despite the Department believing that I did nothing wrong.
She expressed alarm on the damage to diplomacy under Trump and warned of Belgian private interests, disrupting their professional diplomats for their own benefit, not for their own sake. public interest.
The impeachment investigation focused on a phone call on July 25, in which Trump forced Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate a top rival seeking to face Trump in the presidential election of the year. 2020, former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden, and son of Biden businessman, Hunter Biden.
Giuliani accused …
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