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Former ambassador to Ukraine says Trump pushed to oust her

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posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 03:43 PM
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Associated Press

A few big developments today. For one, we know that the Trump administration barred Marie Yovanovich from testifying, late last night. This morning, the Congress issued a subpoena to the ambassador and today she testified in Congress, defying the administration.

Then she said that he specifically pressured for her dismissal.


Defying President Donald Trump’s ban on cooperation with the impeachment inquiry, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch told lawmakers Friday that Trump himself had pressured the State Department to oust her from her position.

Yovanovitch said in an opening statement obtained by The Associated Press that she was “abruptly” recalled in May and told the president had lost confidence in her. She said she was told by an official that there was a “concerted campaign against me” and that Trump had pressured officials to remove her for almost a year.


Yovanovich is a career diplomat with an impeccable record of many decades and nothing negative on the record in all those years. Well respected by our own people first, but by all abroad as well.

She was removed after she insisted that Giuliani's dealings be on the record and use proper channels of communication and not under the table as has been attempting to do. After she brought that up, she was removed by Trump.


Yovanovitch was removed from her post after insisting that Giuliani’s requests to Ukrainian officials for investigations be relayed through official channels, according to a former diplomat who has spoken with her.

“Although I understand that I served at the pleasure of the president, I was nevertheless incredulous that the U.S. government chose to remove an ambassador based, as best as I can tell, on unfounded and false claims by people with clearly questionable motives,” Yovanovitch wrote in the statement.


What happens now? This is pretty damning testimony and only more subpoenas will ensue, but what happens with Yovanovich? She just disobeyed the orders of the president and the State department. They forbade her from testifying and yet she just did. Today.

The Congress has already said that the attempt to stop today's testimony is seen as evidence of obstruction of justice and will be treated as such. Read that again, the Congress already has evidence of obstruction of justice and will use the events of yesterday and today to support that. Heating up.

Marie Yovanovich Statement


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posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 03:46 PM
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Although I understand that I served at the pleasure of the president


Well, there goes that story. Back to the drawing board.



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 03:48 PM
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originally posted by: Middleoftheroad



Although I understand that I served at the pleasure of the president


Well, there goes that story. Back to the drawing board.


Let me guess, you stopped right there?




posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 03:48 PM
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Did she or anyone else give any indications WHY ? 😎

Hmmm



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 03:49 PM
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a reply to: Oraculi

Nope, read it all. This is just another James Comey story, but not nearly as big.



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 03:50 PM
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a reply to: Oraculi
much like firing james comey, no more is needed
even she knew that



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 03:51 PM
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a reply to: Oraculi

Maybe Joe Biden called President Trump and told him to fire her in six hours, or he was going to punch Trump in the nose.


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posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 03:52 PM
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a reply to: Oraculi

~Yawn~

An ambassador's job is to represent the administration they are working for abroad.

She is an anti-Trumper so was not representing the administration.

So she got canned.

Then disobeyed an order from said administration.

As far as obstruction of justice, I have yet to see that pesky vote they need to take before they have actual subpoena power.

Got a link for that?




posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 03:58 PM
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a reply to: Oraculi

Isn't that part of Trump's job? Why do I care he pushed out someone whom he has every right to push out?



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 04:00 PM
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originally posted by: Lumenari
a reply to: Oraculi
As far as obstruction of justice, I have yet to see that pesky vote they need to take before they have actual subpoena power.

Got a link for that?



The Constitution

How do you read all I posted and then ask a question directly contradicting everything you just read?

Oh no! *gasp* Is it possible... you DIDN'T read?!

The subpoena has been issued, the inquiry is ongoing, that already happened today. Keep up.

Oh and the vote comes after the inquiry, this part of the inquiry did not need a vote. Keep up.



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 04:00 PM
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originally posted by: Oraculi
Yovanovich is a career diplomat with an impeccable record of many decades and nothing negative on the record in all those years.

Yeah, well, she shouldn't have been bad mouthing her boss to everyone that would listen, and who knows what dirt Rudy has on her.

Its ok, we'll know the full story soon enough.


She was removed after she insisted that Giuliani's dealings be on the record and use proper channels of communication and not under the table as has been attempting to do. After she brought that up, she was removed by Trump.

Yeah, well, it wasn't her decision to make. another strike against her.

Maybe they were keeping her out of the loop for a reason... like, maybe, she is part of the deep state attack on Trump.


What happens now? This is pretty damning testimony and only more subpoenas will ensue, but what happens with Yovanovich? She just disobeyed the orders of the president and the State department. They forbade her from testifying and yet she just did. Today.

They should fire her ass immediately. Or worse - whatever is allowed by law.


The Congress has already said that the attempt to stop today's testimony is seen as evidence of obstruction of justice and will be treated as such. Read that again, the Congress already has evidence of obstruction of justice and will use the events of yesterday and today to support that. Heating up.

Not at all. Just like the FBI Director, he can replace Ambassadors at will, for any reason, or no reason at all. They serve at the pleasure of the President.
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posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 04:00 PM
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originally posted by: Oraculi

originally posted by: Middleoftheroad



Although I understand that I served at the pleasure of the president


Well, there goes that story. Back to the drawing board.


Let me guess, you stopped right there?


Nope, the rest was just as meaningless.

In other news Trump drank water and pissed in the toilet. IMPEACH, DAMNING!



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 04:01 PM
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ITT: People dismissing anything and everything that might incriminate Trump while accepting anything and everything that might incriminate Democrats.

Like clockwork. 😂



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 04:02 PM
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a reply to: Oraculi

Until they have a formal impeachment going they lack the power to subpoena the Executive branch.



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 04:03 PM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1

Trump fired someone he has every right to fire. Incriminating? How .. enlighten me.



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 04:06 PM
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Just to pre-empt the ignorance .....

Ordering compliance with a trial subpoena "forthwith," the court rejected Mr. Nixon's broad claims of unreviewable executive privilege and said they "must yield to the demonstrated, specific need for evidence in a pending criminal trial."

www.washingtonpost.com...

So now you see the standard required to override Executive privilege according to the SC.
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posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 04:08 PM
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Is this the same woman who refused visas for Ukranian prosecutors to the US, and gave a list of people they "couldn't" prosecute?

I may be mistaken.

Maybe it was the previous one.


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posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 04:09 PM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04

I'm just pointing out how y'all grasp at any straw possible that may look bad for Democrats yet completely and utterly fail to hold the same standard for Trump and routinely dismiss everything against him as "fake news".

I'm not saying anything about whether Trump is guilty or not, I'm just pointing out the blatant hypocrisy and bias around here. The media has really done a number on you guys. They've literally convinced you that anything and everything bad about Trump is "fake news", automatically. It's like you don't even think twice before dismissing it, yet anytime something about a Democrat comes up you don't think twice about it before accepting it as true.

Pretty obvious to anyone looking from the outside in that this place is chock full of psychologically manipulated political hacks. The media holds a huge amount of sway over the conversation on ATS, exactly how they intended.

Hook, line and sinker. 😂
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posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 04:13 PM
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a reply to: Oraculi

Why did he fire her?




investigative reporter John Solomon reiterated Yovanovitch allegedly blocked Ukrainian prosecutors from traveling to the United States to deliver evidence of election interference during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign to President Trump.


That might have something to do with it.




trumptrainnews.com...



posted on Oct, 11 2019 @ 04:15 PM
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a reply to: Jonjonj

Yes, it's the woman the Ukrainian prosecutor claims gave him a list of names of people he could not go after.



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