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Politics Audience applauds, GOP microphone turned off at end of Yovanovitch hearing

23:25  15 november  2019
23:25  15 november  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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

  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 words about her in a phone call with the Ukraine president "sounded like a threat."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.

Marie Yovanovitch was abruptly removed from her post as ambassador to Ukraine in May. Marie "Masha" Yovanovitch will appear before the House Intelligence Committee for the hearing , which Although her Ukraine tour was supposed to end in 2020, in late April she was "abruptly told" to return

The hearing is expected to end at appx 3pm. Day One archives Shouldn't the GOP be applauding Obama for with holding aid from such a corrupt country, since trump claims rooting At the end of the day, why not treat things as glass half full while trying our best to make things better in whatever That target demographic will turn on the president after they see the faces behind the smears in my opinion.

Audience members at Friday's impeachment inquiry broke into applause after former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch concluded her testimony.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd posing for the camera: Audience applauds, GOP microphone turned off at end of Yovanovitch hearing© Greg Nash Audience applauds, GOP microphone turned off at end of Yovanovitch hearing

Even as Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas) repeatedly asked to be recognized, audience members applauded Yovanovitch and Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) gaveled the second public impeachment hearing closed.

Conaway's microphone was turned off after he tried to interrupt Schiff immediately after Schiff gaveled the hearing closed, with Conaway citing the need to push back against "disparaging remarks" by Schiff against the Republicans.

As Schiff gaveled out, Conaway requested recognition, telling Schiff that "you disparaged members on this side of the aisle, we should have a chance to respond to your remarks."

Schiff did not respond to Conaway, while Conaway continued to say "Mr. Chairman" multiple times to get his attention until Conaway's microphone was turned off.

Trump defends Yovanovitch attack: 'I have freedom of speech'

  Trump defends Yovanovitch attack: 'I have freedom of speech' President Trump on Friday defended his tweet earlier in the day attacking former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch in the middle of her public testimony in the House impeachment hearing, insisting he has the right to speak out."I have the right to speak. I have freedom of speech just like other people do," Trump told reporters at the White House after making remarks on a health care initiative, adding that he's "allowed to speak up""I have the right to speak. I have freedom of speech just like other people do," Trump told reporters at the White House after making remarks on a health care initiative, adding that he's "allowed to speak up" if others are speaking about him.

After Marie Yovanovitch ’s gripping testimony in the House impeachment hearing , Republican representatives Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad. She started off in Somalia, how did that go? Elise Stefanik, the first GOP lawmaker to question Yovanovitch in five-minute rounds

Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad. She started off in Somalia, how did that go? Then fast forward to Ukraine, where the new Ukrainian “Would you like to respond to the president’s attack that everywhere you went turned bad?” Schiff asked, prompting Yovanovitch to defend her past work.

Conaway's comments were also partially drowned out by clapping the room for Yovanovitch, with many attendees, including committee Democrats, giving her a standing ovation for her testimony.

Yovanovitch offered testimony on her ouster as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine. She criticized a shadowy effort aimed at discrediting her that appeared to be led by Rudy Giuliani, President Trump's personal attorney.

The most dramatic moment of the more than six-hour hearing came when Trump tweeted criticism of Yovanovitch during the hearing. Schiff then read the tweet to Yovanovitch, who offered her response.

The episode added to the sympathy many members already appeared to feel for the former ambassador. Members of both parties repeatedly credited her for her public service during the hearing.

Memes Overstate Yovanovitch’s Wealth .
Questionable websites and social media posts claim -- without evidence -- that former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch’s net worth is as high as $23 million. According to her most recent financial disclosure, Yovanovitch has an estimated net worth of between $1.3 million and $3.3 million. The post Memes Overstate Yovanovitch’s Wealth appeared first on FactCheck.org.

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