Marie Yovanovitch testifies before Congress

 

The former US ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, testified behind closed doors Friday as part of the Democratic-run impeachment inquiry, giving critical information about her time in Ukraine and abrupt removal earlier this year.

In a 10-page statement obtained by The New York Times and The Washington Post, Yovanovitch defended her tenure and decried the "concerted campaign" to recall her from Ukraine, which she said is tied directly to President Donald Trump. Yovanovitch also rebuked the two associates of Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani who were arrested this week on campaign finance charges that were tied to an effort to get her removed.

The impeachment inquiry is focused on Trump's dealings with Ukraine, which include his effort to pressure the new government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, the temporary holdup of critical US military aid, and Yovanovitch's surprising removal from her diplomatic post.
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85 Comments on "Marie Yovanovitch testifies before Congress"

  1. Kirsty Sinclair | October 11, 2019 at 6:25 PM | Reply

    This is what duty looks like , risking her job and career to tell the truth . Brave lady .

  2. Tick tick tick… time to go to jail Orangeman.

  3. anthony cannata jr | October 11, 2019 at 6:29 PM | Reply

    Marie defies nothing…she stands up for Truth and Justice!

  4. I note the women summoned have voluntarily appeared while the men cower behind the State Department no-no.

    • You are an idiot. The woman appeared voluntarily because she was an Obama hold over who was spying on Trump over Ukraine and Trump got rid of her BECAUSE THAT’S HIS FUCKING RIGHT TO DO!!!!

      There is no fucking crime here you moron.

      This IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY is a sham process that lacks Due Process and you would not be for ANY Republican doing this to Obama or ANY Democrat for that matter.

      An Impeachment Inquiry MUST go up for a vote and the Democrats don’t want it to go up for a vote because then they either lose from the GOP getting rights to ask questions OR they lose if they vote doesn’t pass.
      Without a vote they get to keep pretending all the way up until the 2020 election to keep negative press coverage on Trump for the entire 4 years.

      This is NOT the way things happen in the United States and the left is proving they are not Americans.

    • JB I would say strong and intelligent women. Now the weak oneโ€™s fall all over him right until they spend one night with him

    • fool. shes actually a corrupt artisan hack that was expelled from the ukrain by the UKRAINIANS for abusing members of staff. the abuse regular Ukrainians experienced were shocking.she is an arrogant elitist liberal american. greetings from europe

  5. Stephany Kizer | October 11, 2019 at 6:31 PM | Reply

    Trump will undoubtedly blame all of this on Rudy Giuliani!!! He barely knew him. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคฎ

    • funny how everyone around trump is guilty… but he is a boy scout.
      Just wait until Moscow mitch and bootlick lindsay – and their backup enablers – FLIP ON TRUMP. Then you’d better take cover!
      And you know they will – they are opportunists who want to keep their phony baloney jobs, and trump is turning into POISON.

    • steven pursley | October 12, 2019 at 3:41 AM | Reply

      @oldrrocr: Funny how everybody around the Clinton’s and Obama are gulity, dead or corrupt. Wait till the Barr reports come out

    • mickey thompson | October 12, 2019 at 5:54 AM | Reply

      Funny how TRUMP is the POTUS… and you’re trying to point _somewhere else_ while all the of his corruption visibly floats to the surface.
      You must be a trumptard.

  6. James Champaco | October 11, 2019 at 6:32 PM | Reply

    If rudy was able to “persuade” trump that easily…imagine what putin, turkey and MBS has done/gotten away with

    • @steven pursley only woman who know their place, right?

    • STOP IT! You’re making the GOP rationally think for themselves. It’s too hard! ๐Ÿ˜†

    • steven pursley | October 12, 2019 at 12:23 PM | Reply

      @some guy: Never met a smart liberal women that wasn’t a drama queen. Just look a congress

    • this woman tried to have the hunter biden case dropped. Clintons made billions in ukraine under her ambassadorship . you fools believe everything fed to u. shes actually a corrupt partisan hack that was expelled from the ukrain by the UKRAINIANS for abusing members of staff. the abuse regular Ukrainians experienced were shocking.she is an arrogant elitist liberal american and RACIST against native born ukrainians. greetings from europe

    • @steven pursley I have a feeling meeting woman isn’t your strong suit.

  7. _New Fox News Poll, MAGAsuckers:_
    *Republican support for impeachment UP 13% since three days ago.*

  8. Indiscriminate Apostate | October 11, 2019 at 6:33 PM | Reply

    She ainโ€™t no silly evangelical
    This woman is a professional

    • @Kevin K McKenzie the copy & paste ruskie bot strikes again.

    • O SNOOPY SNOOP COLEMAN | October 12, 2019 at 12:19 PM | Reply

      @Nicolas Kollushnikopf NICOLAS NICOLAS NICOLAS THE NEW YORK TIMES PUT OUT A STORY LATE LAST NIGHT SAYIN’ THAT RUDY GIULIANI IS UNDER INVESTIGATION NOW & GUESS WHAT=IT’S BY THE SDNY, THE SAME OFFICE THAT HE USED TO WORK FOR WHEN HIM & ROBERT MUELLER WENT AFTER THE MAFIA HERE IN NEW ๐Ÿ—ฝYORK ๐ŸŒ‰๐ŸŒ‰CITY๐Ÿ—ฝTOO=OOOPS, HE’LL BE THROWN TO THE WOLVES BY NEXT WEEK BECAUSE THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT COURT OF NEW YORK IS THE TOUGHEST & SCARIEST FEDERAL COURT SYSTEM WITH THE BEST OF THE BEST IN THE AMERICA & THE ๐ŸŒŽ WORLD & THEY HAVE A 97% CONVICTION RATE TOO BCUZ THEY DON’T INVESTIGATE ANYONE THAT THEY DON’T ALREADY KNOW IS GUILTY JUST ASK *THE TEFLON DON JOHN GOTTI & THE MAFIA*!! JOHN GOTTI WUZ THE BOSS OF ALL BOSSES IN AMERICA TOO & WOULD HAVE BEAT THEM UNTIL HIS RIGHT HAND MAN SAMMY “THE BULL” GRAVANO SNITCHED ON HIM BUT I GUESS THEY THREW HIM A GOOD DEAL SINCE THEY DID KILL ABOUT 19 PEOPLE TOGETHER PERSONALLY SO I KNOW THEY’LL BREAK RUDY SINCE HE’S ALREADY DRYSNITCHIN’ ON HISSELF ANYWAY & TRUMP TOO & DON’T EVEN KNOW IT!!๐Ÿ†—โœŠ๐Ÿ˜ŽโœŒ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    • shes actually a corrupt artisan hack that was expelled from the ukrain by the UKRAINIANS for abusing members of staff

  9. Finally, a child in the crowd blurts out that the emperor is wearing nothing at all and the cry is then taken up by others. The emperor realizes the assertion is true but continues the procession.

  10. Bye bye Rudy…

    • steven pursley | October 12, 2019 at 10:00 AM | Reply

      Rudy isn’t going anywhere. He’s got ever right to hear the liberals lies. Just like Schiff saying he’s got tons of evidence and reading the Ukraine phone conscript. This is the real world not made up fabrication by your desperate party

    • anewhope tosee | October 12, 2019 at 10:40 AM | Reply

      @James Timlin
      Right on so true!!

    • @anewhope tosee So wrong.. This is real life not politics in Washington.. Rudy won’t be tossing Trump salad any more bro.. The Russian Candidate is coming to an end for America. Froto isn’t’ coming back

    • anewhope tosee | October 12, 2019 at 12:09 PM | Reply

      @loyal Bird
      Wich is a good thing right?

  11. Shoes are being reviewed | October 11, 2019 at 6:35 PM | Reply

    Another great day watching his nasty admin fall apart

    • A administration run like a quasi Communistic dictatorship always comes to an end

    • @Shoes are being reviewed It’s an economic philosophy that doesn’t work. History tells us this, and you already know this. Stop letting CNN supplant radicalism in your mind. It’s not news, it’s just a propaganda tool for the Left. Step away from it and look around. You’re being lied to.

    • Brian McLendon | October 12, 2019 at 11:52 AM | Reply

      All you Trump supporters I mean trolls are literally crazy talking about how all of this is fake and how Trump will win in 2020 with absolutely nothing to back up your claims, zero facts or info to make a case. You guys just worship Trump and your only defense is to yell โ€œfake newsโ€ anytime more damning evidence that your savior is a corrupt terrible person. You need to come with something better than that. Trump will go down as the worst president in the history of this country and it will take years to recover from the damage he has done to the country, why you guys support the destruction of our democracy is beyond me.

    • Shoes are being reviewed | October 12, 2019 at 11:55 AM | Reply

      Sempi10 hey-why do you think cnn is my Mecca of information? No news outlet is making me think one way or another. As you may think I am persuaded by one network or another-understand these feelings are mutual. All in all at the end of the day trump is not democratic. Iโ€™m not democrat or republican. I donโ€™t believe in those defined party lines that were built hundred years ago. Time to change-and trump isnโ€™t the solution.

    • shes actually a corrupt partisan hack that was expelled from the ukrain by the UKRAINIANS for abusing members of staff. the abuse regular Ukrainians experienced were shocking.she is an arrogant elitist liberal american and RACIST against native born ukrainians. greetings from europe

  12. Chronic Crypto | October 11, 2019 at 6:38 PM | Reply

    We need more Patriots willing to speak out and provide hard evidence and facts.

  13. She is a truly brave woman. History will paint her as a brave and professional foreign service official.

    • Arya

    • shes actually a corrupt artisan hack that was expelled from the ukrain by the UKRAINIANS for abusing members of staff. the abuse regular Ukrainians experienced were shocking.she is an arrogant elitist liberal american. greetings from europe

  14. Rune Hove-Kreutzfeldt | October 11, 2019 at 6:45 PM | Reply

    She has more balls than all the republicans added together

    • Hell yes! Those GOP invertebrates is looking for rocks to crawl under and shadows yo hide

    • Dmitrii Novikov | October 12, 2019 at 5:06 AM | Reply

      Puhleeeeeeze

    • this woman tried to have the hunter biden case dropped. Clintons made billions in ukraine under her ambassadorship . you fools believe everything fed to u. shes actually a corrupt partisan hack that was expelled from the ukrain by the UKRAINIANS for abusing members of staff. the abuse regular Ukrainians experienced were shocking.she is an arrogant elitist liberal american and RACIST against native born ukrainians. greetings from europe

  15. So good to see real, actual patriots stepping up against a tyrant wannabe.

    • Amen!

    • shes actually a corrupt partisan hack that was expelled from the ukrain by the UKRAINIANS for abusing members of staff. the abuse regular Ukrainians experienced were shocking.she is an arrogant elitist liberal american and RACIST against native born ukrainians. greetings from europe

  16. This is a person doing her job, not like those republicans cowards that throw their dignities out of the window to keep their jobs.

    • @MistieBlue Dems are world biggest cry baby cowards, cant accept they got defeated by smarter people 2016 Trump

    • They really not worried about no job the want to keep this world the kkk

    • @angela lewisTrump has been head of KKK for the last 20yrs and head of the Black Panthers too

    • @Rebecca Sorensen I just tell them if abortion is a sin, God will sort out the sinner, but until fetuses get a lobby let’s leave politics to the born.

    • shes actually a corrupt artisan hack that was expelled from the ukrain by the UKRAINIANS for abusing members of staff. the abuse regular Ukrainians experienced were shocking.she is an arrogant elitist liberal american. greetings from europe

  17. This is the sound of music to rational thinking people.

  18. Trump’s house of cards is starting to crumble.

  19. William Bonney | October 11, 2019 at 7:33 PM | Reply

    Yovanovitch is honorable, is an adult, and is female, three reasons the dishorable adolescent misogynist fired her.

  20. Another example- an affirmation of how everything Trump touches DIES.

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