It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
The Department of Justice has worked closely with Ana Birchall and views her as a vital and trusted partner in the fight against corruption. Her leadership comes at a vital time for Romania, where controversies have raised questions about Romania’s commitment to rule of law values and have diminished public trust and caused increasing concern in the international community. Under Birchall’s leadership, Romania can once again be a model in the region for progress on anti-corruption issues.
Prime Minister Viorica Dancila was defeated amid dramatic scenes by 238 votes in favour of the motion - five more than needed in the 465 house.
She was appointed in January 2018 - the third prime minister in seven months. Romania has for years been plagued by government corruption scandals.
Again, I think they can go ahead and execute the final moves at any point now, but that the longer they wait without any serious counter punches, the harder it's going to get to be able to hold on to the narrative.
originally posted by: PioneerFigureSkating
a reply to: pavil
I wish they wouldn't time things to coincide with elections. It gives the other side too much emotional ammo, IMO. "He's targeting political opponents."
That's a very dangerous game.
Jul 8 2019 20:16:05 (EST)
SURV of SC/JS terminated.
Jul 8 2019 20:22:37 (EST)
Disguised under the 'leaker' target program.
Marie Louise Yovanovitch (born 1958) is a member of the Senior United States Foreign Service who served as the 9th United States Ambassador to Ukraine. She was nominated to the post on May 18, 2016, to replace Geoff Pyatt; was sworn in on August 18, 2016; and was recalled as of May 20, 2019. She is currently a diplomat in residence at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University.
Yovanovitch was the United States Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan from November 20, 2004, to February 4, 2008, and the United States Ambassador to Armenia from August 1, 2008, to June 3, 2011.
From August 2001 to June 2004, as a career member of the senior foreign service, she was the Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine.
In May 2019, the Trump administration recalled Yovanovitch as ambassador to Ukraine. Although she had reportedly earned respect from the national security community for her efforts to encourage Ukraine to tackle corruption, she had been criticized by some conservative media outlets, and by President Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani.