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Politics Trump attacks ambassador on Twitter as she testifies that his words in Ukraine call made her feel threatened

17:55  15 november  2019
17:55  15 november  2019 Source:   cnbc.com

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Trump attacks ambassador on Twitter as she testifies that his words in Ukraine call made her feel threatened . President Donald Trump on Friday lashed out at former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, as she testified in a public impeachment hearing in the House that his

WASHINGTON — Before President Trump fired her as his ambassador to Ukraine , Marie L. Yovanovitch was an anonymous career diplomat who served in the kind of unglamorous posts — Kyrgyzstan

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President Donald Trump on Friday lashed out at former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, as she testified in a public impeachment hearing in the House that his words about her in a phone call with the Ukraine president "sounded like a threat."

"Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad," Trump claimed in a two-part tweet.

"She started off in Somalia, how did that go? Then fast forward to Ukraine, where the new Ukrainian President spoke unfavorably about her in my second phone call with him. It is a U.S. President's absolute right to appoint ambassadors," the president wrote.

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Trump attacks former Ukraine ambassador while she testifies about corruption 'crisis' in President claims 'everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad' as she testifies about a 'crisis in the State Trump reportedly told a meeting of Republicans that he made the controversial call to the Ukrainian

Ukraine 's former ambassador says she was fired by Trump after a concerted campaign against her Credit: Reuters. His attempt to secure politically helpful Ms Yovanovitch testified that in late April 2019 she was suddenly told to get "on the next plane" back to America, just after the Ukranian election.


Yovanovitch was asked about the president's tweets during the hearing Friday.

a man wearing glasses: Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, takes her seat to testify before a House Intelligence Committee hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 15, 2019.© Provided by CNBC LLC Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, takes her seat to testify before a House Intelligence Committee hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 15, 2019. "I actually think that where I served over the years I and others have demonstrably made things better for the U.S. as well as for the countries that I served in," she said.

"It's very intimidating," she added, asked again about the president's tweets.

Trump claims Marie Yovanovitch refused to hang his portrait in embassy in Ukraine .
The president asserted Friday that the then-U.S. ambassador to Ukraine refused to hang his photo at the embassy in Kiev for at least a year. "This ambassador that everybody says was so wonderful, she wouldn't hang my picture in the embassy," Mr. Trump told "Fox and Friends" in an interview. "She wouldn't hang it.

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