Trump fired the ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch in May. Trump’s corrupt and desperate White House attempted to obstruct justice by ordering Ms. Yovanovitch to refrain from testifying before the House Intelligence Committee. In an act of defiance, she decided to obey the demands of House Democrats. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan told her that there was “a concerted campaign” against her; one based on “unfounded and false claims by people with clearly questionable motives.” Yovanovitch attended her deposition in defiance of the State Department’s orders.
Speaking to POLITICO, she said the following: “He also said that I had done nothing wrong and that this was not like other situations where he had recalled ambassadors for cause,” Yovanovitch said of her conversation with Sullivan. Trump announced earlier Friday his intention to nominate Sullivan to be his new ambassador to Russia.
Yovanovitch stated that America’s foreign ambassadors have been undermined by the Trump administration, and demanded actions which violate the State Departments code of ethics.
House Democrats have sworn to cease efforts by Trump to prevent individuals from testifying before Congress.
“Any efforts by Trump administration officials to prevent witness cooperation with the committees will be deemed obstruction of a co-equal branch of government and an adverse inference may be drawn against the president on the underlying allegations of corruption and cover-up,” said Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.).
As the impeachment investigation gathers steam, more efforts by Trump and his circle of sinners to influence foreign leaders to “find dirt on Joe Biden” have been revealed.
Trump has a new middle name; more apropos of his character, or more accurately ‘lack of.’ It should be Donald ‘Corruption’ Trump.
You can watch the attached video from the Rachel Maddow Show when she offers Ms. Yovanovitch’s full statement.
Trump must be impeached; he is unfit to be our nation’s president.
Op-ed by James Turnage
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