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USA: Ex-Ukraine ambassador Yovanovitch tesitfies at impeachment hearings

1 16.11.2019 Инфо

W/S US House Intelligence Committee continues open hearings, Washington DC
M/S Signs inside hearings' room
C/U Sign inside hearings' room
M/S Former US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch enters room
M/S Yovanovitch takes seat
C/U Ambassador Yovanovitch place card
C/U House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff
M/S Congressmen
M/S Yovanovitch sitting
SOT, Adam Schiff, House Intelligence Committee chairman: "Rudy Giuliani has made no secret of his desire to bend Ukraine to open investigations into the Bidens as well as the conspiracy theory of the Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election. As you said in one interview in May 2018, we are not meddling in elections, we are meddling in an investigation which we have the right to do. More recently, he told CNN's Chris Cuomo, 'Of course I did' - when asked if he pressed Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden."
W/S Audience *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Devin Nunes, Ranking Member: "Democrats have been vowing to oust President Trump since the day he was elected. So Americans can rightly suspect that his phone call with President Zelensky was a used as an excuse for the Democrats to fulfil their Watergate fantasy. But I'm glad that on Wednesday, after the Democrats staged six weeks of secret depositions in the basement of the Capitol, like some kind of strange vault, the American people finally got to see this farce for themselves."
W/S Press
M/S Yovanovitch takes oath
M/S Yovanovitch takes oath
M/S Panel
SOT, Marie Yovanovitch, former US ambassador to Ukraine: "President Trump's July 25, 2019 call in with President Zelensky, discussions surrounding that phone call have been discussions around the delay of security assistance to Ukraine in the summer of 2019. As for events during my tenure in Ukraine, I want to reiterate first, the allegations that I disseminated a don-not-prosecute list. This is a fabrication."
M/S Members
M/S Yovanovitch
M/S Audience
SOT, Marie Yovanovitch, former US ambassador to Ukraine: "When I returned to the United States, Deputy Secretary of State Sullivan told me there had been a concerted campaign against me, that the president no longer wished me to serve as ambassador to Ukraine and that, in fact, the president had been pushing for my removal since the prior December. As Mr Sullivan recently recounted, during his Senate confirmation hearing, neither he nor anyone else sought to justify the president's concerns about me, nor did anyone in the Department justify my early departure by suggesting I had done something wrong."
W/S Panel
M/S Yovanovitch
M/S Yovanovitch leaves hearing
W/S US House Intelligence Committee continues hearings
Former US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch appeared before the House Intelligence Committee in Washington DC on Friday, for the second public hearing of the impeachment inquiry.
Yovanovitch, who delivered her testimony over US President Donald Trump's decision to remove her from the post, claimed she was the victim of a "concerted campaign" led by Rudy Giuliani and foreign corrupt interests in Ukraine.
In a reference to Trump's phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Yovanovitch was reported as saying that Trump's comment that the diplomat would be 'going through some things' sounded like a threat.
Yovanovitch served as the US's ambassador to Ukraine until she was abruptly removed from her post in May.
Friday's testimony of the former diplomat is the second public hearing of the inquiry. Open hearings are scheduled to continue next week with several other witnesses.