President Trump recently called into question the foreign service record of impeachment witness Marie Yovanovitch. In a tweet Friday, the president said “everywhere Yovanovitch went turned bad.” He pointed at first to Somalia and then at Ukraine. He then pointed out he has the right to appoint ambassadors as commander-in-chief.
Democrats and Republicans stay on message amid the latest public impeachment hearing. During opening remarks for the hearing of former Ukraine amabassador Marie Yovanovitch Friday, House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff touted her career as a seasoned State Department official and said she was unfairly targeted by attorney Rudy Giuliani.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is welcoming the withdrawal of government troops and separatist militants in Eastern Ukraine. While speaking at the BRICS summit in Brazil Thursday, Putin said the drawdown falls in line with the diplomatic effort to find a political solution to the ongoing war in Ukraine.
With day one of the impeachment hearings over and as Democrats try to push for a House vote by the end of the year, House Republicans are looking to fight back against Democrat’s outrageous claims of ‘quid pro quo’ between President Trump and Ukraine. Following the hearings for State Department official George Kent and acting Ukraine ambassador William Taylor Wednesday, GOP House Intelligence Committee member Jim Jordan had some choice words about how the first round of public testimonies played out.
The Defense Department’s watchdog will not be looking into a delay in military aid to Ukraine by the Trump administration. A spokesperson for the department reportedly confirmed they sent a letter on Wednesday informing top Democrat senators of its decision. The department said it’s concerned opening an investigation could duplicate or interfere with the House impeachment inquiry.
Democrats are zeroing in on new information revealed in the testimony of acting Ukraine ambassador Bill Taylor, who claimed one of his staffers overheard a cell phone conversation between European Union ambassador Gordon Sondland and President Trump.
All eyes were on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning as the first public hearings in the Democrat impeachment inquiry kicked off with testimony from William Taylor and George Kent.
Sen. Rand Paul defied mainstream norms and called out the suspected whistleblower by name. During radio interview Wednesday, the Kentucky lawmaker was asked about his position that news outlets should name the alleged whistleblower, which has been reported by conservative outlets.
OAN Newsroom UPDATED 8:43 AM PT — Wednesday, November 13, 2019 As President Trump calls for the Ukraine whistleblower to be identified, the inspector general…