“Shocked and devastated” Yovanovitch testifies on Day 2 of impeachment hearing .
Former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine testified Friday that she was “shocked and devastated” after learning President Trump called her “bad news” in that infamous July phone call with Ukraine’s leader. Marie Yovanovitch testified on Capitol Hill as part of the impeachment inquiry.
Trump in a July phone call asked Zelensky to dig into the business dealings of Hunter Biden, son of political rival former Vice President Joe Biden, and alleged Ukrainian meddling in the 2016 elections, which Democrats have blasted as a conspiracy theory.
While testifying at the impeachment hearing, she was asked “Do you have any information regarding the president of the united states accepting any bribe? ” Yovanovitch said “No”
“Do you have any information regarding any criminal activity that president of the united states has been involved with at all? She again said “No”
So what crimes is she testifying against the president? , one may dare to ask. The answer is obviously none!!!
During the July call, the president praised Ukrainian prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko, who Yovanovitch testified was corrupt, while blasting Yovanovitch as “bad news”
“I was shocked and devastated that I would feature in a phone call between two heads of state in such a manner. I couldn’t believe it,” Yovanovitch told members of the House Intelligence Committee on Friday, the second day of public hearings in the impeachment inquiry. “It was a terrible moment. The color drained from my face.”
U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, the House Intelligence Committee Chairman, gave her a chance to respond to Trump’s live tweets, asking how she felt about the president’s comment on twitter. Yovanovitch said, “It’s very intimidating.”
Schiff responded that “witness intimidation” is taken “very, very seriously” by lawmakers.
The impeachment has so far not labeled any crime against the president of the United states, yet democrats have now gone ahead to label Trump as “guilty of bribery” based on the evidence and testimonies on ground.
U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes of California, the ranking member of the committee, said the Democrats were conducting “day-long TV spectacles instead of solving the problems we were sent to Washington to address.” Nunes blasted Democrats for relying on hearsay in the impeachment case.