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Politics Was former Ambassador Yovanovitch being watched in Ukraine? She wants that investigated following new evidence

15:31  15 january  2020
15:31  15 january  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

Democrats demand probe of claims Yovanovitch was tracked

  Democrats demand probe of claims Yovanovitch was tracked The revelations offered a new twist ahead of Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate. Trump was impeached by the House last year on suspicions that he improperly pressured Ukraine’s government to investigate former vice president Joe Biden.Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who like Biden is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, called the situation "outrageous." "This must be fully investigated as the Senate conducts the impeachment trial," he tweeted Wednesday. "We have a responsibility to hold this lawless administration to account.

Was former Ambassador Yovanovitch being watched in Ukraine ? She wants that investigated following new evidence . WASHINGTON — The Ukraine ambassador ousted by the Donald Trump administration is calling for an investigation into whether she was placed under surveillance by the

Former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch , center, is pictured in Kiev, Ukraine , March 6, 2019. The State Department said at the time that Yovanovitch was "concluding her 3-year diplomatic assignment as planned" and that her departure aligned with the presidential transition in

WASHINGTON — The Ukraine ambassador ousted by the Donald Trump administration is calling for an investigation into whether she was placed under surveillance by the president's allies, following the release of new evidence from House committees involved in the impeachment inquiry.

Marie L. Yovanovitch holding a microphone: Former Ukraine ambassador Marie Yovanovitch testifies before the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Nov. 15, 2019 in a public hearing in the Trump impeachment inquiry. © Jack Gruber, USA TODAY Former Ukraine ambassador Marie Yovanovitch testifies before the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Nov. 15, 2019 in a public hearing in the Trump impeachment inquiry.

Marie Yovanovitch, who was recalled from her position after she was targeted in what impeachment witnesses described as a "smear campaign" by Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, considers the new evidence "disturbing," according to her lawyer.

Ukraine opens criminal investigation into possible surveillance of Marie Yovanovitch

  Ukraine opens criminal investigation into possible surveillance of Marie Yovanovitch Ukraine is opening a criminal investigation into possible illegal surveillance of former U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch after the release of Lev Parnas' text messages.The ministry in a statement said police had opened the investigation in light of text messages released by Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee between two associates of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

The former US ambassador to Ukraine , Marie Yovanovitch , testified behind closed doors Friday as part of the Democratic-run impeachment inquiry, giving critical information about her time in Ukraine and abrupt removal JUST WATCHED . Part of Marie Yovanovitch 's opening statement released.

THE FACTS: Trump's claim that the biggest pay hikes are going to the poor is misleading. The top 10% of earners saw the biggest raises of any income bracket over the past Was former Ambassador Yovanovitch being watched in Ukraine ? She wants that investigated following new evidence .

The committees released documents they received from a Giuliani associate, Lev Parnas, who faces campaign finance charges. Parnas' documents included screenshots of WhatsApp messages with Republican candidate for Congress Robert Hyde, in which the two appear to discuss surveillance of Yovanovitch in Ukraine.

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"Needless to say, the notion that American citizens and others were monitoring Ambassador Yovanovitch's movements for unknown purposes is disturbing," Yovanovitch's lawyer Lawrence Robbins said in a statement on her behalf.

"We trust that the appropriate authorities will conduct an investigation to determine what happened," Robbins told USA TODAY.

Ukraine Investigates Reports of Illegal Surveillance of U.S. Ambassador

  Ukraine Investigates Reports of Illegal Surveillance of U.S. Ambassador The police in Ukraine have opened a criminal investigation into whether allies of President Trump had the United States ambassador to the country under surveillance while she was stationed in Kyiv, the Ukrainian government said on Thursday. Democrats in the House of Representative on Tuesday revealed evidence pointing to surveillance of the ambassador, Marie L. Yovanovitch, just before Mr. Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate was scheduled to begin.

Flynn was one of several former Trump aides to plead guilty or be convicted at trial in Mueller’s investigation that detailed Moscow’s interference in the 2016 U.S Was former Ambassador Yovanovitch being watched in Ukraine ? She wants that investigated following new evidence .

" Ambassador Yovanovitch was a friend for civil society in Ukraine ," she said. "This is what Yuri Lutsenko and other corrupt officials in power did not like." In the document, Lutsenko is accused of enriching himself and targeting anti-corruption investigators . Yovanovitch was focused on corruption.

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The new documents show that in March, Parnas sent Hyde articles critical of Yovanovitch, to which Hyde responded, "Wow. can't believe Trumo [sic] hasn't fired this b****."

Hyde sent a series of messages suggesting he had hired people in Ukraine to physically monitor the ambassador, referring to "the guys over there." Hyde updated Parnas on what he said was Yovanovitch's location in March of 2019. 

"They know she's a political puppet," Hyde wrote. "They will let me know when she's on the move."

"Guess you can do anything in the Ukraine with money ... what I was told," Hyde also said to Parnas. 

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  Ukraine Probes Alleged Spying on U.S. Diplomat and Burisma Hack Ukrainian police opened criminal investigations into the alleged illegal surveillance of a former U.S. ambassador by people linked to President Donald Trump and a cyber-attack against a company mentioned in his impeachment proceedings. The probe into the possible monitoring of former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch follows the release of records from U.S. House committees that suggest that Lev Parnas, an indicted associate of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, was keeping tabs on the diplomat’s whereabouts when she was stationed in Ukraine.

Marie Yovanovitch , former ambassador to Ukraine She also warned that the State Department was being "hollowed out from within," posing risks for the country's national security interests. Giuliani, who has met with Ukrainian officials, has acknowledged pushing Ukraine to investigate

Volodymyr Zelensky is the president of Ukraine , whom Trump personally pressed to investigate Hunter Biden, who served on the board of a troubled “In March 2019, Mr. Parnas communicated by text message with Robert F. Hyde about former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch .

The documents also appear to show that Giuliani and Parnas knew Yovanovitch would be removed before it happened last year. 

"He fired her again," Giuliani texted Parnas on April 23. Parnas responded, "I pray it happens this time. I'll call you tomorrow my brother." 

Reached by CNN, Hyde said that there was "No effing way" he was offering to harm Yovanovitch. He also posted on his campaign Facebook page, dismissing the document release as "laughable."

"I was never in Kiev," he wrote. "For them to take some texts my buddy's and I wrote back to some dweeb we were playing with that we met a few times while we had a few drinks is definitely laughable."

Hyde went on to offer his email password and phone to investigators, saying, "These are bad people, I'm out to expose their actions. Attack me all you want, get the facts first."

Trump was impeached by the House on articles of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress last month. The House is expected to vote Wednesday on sending the articles to the Senate, where the trial is expected to begin Tuesday. 

State Dept chided for silence over alleged threats to envoy

  State Dept chided for silence over alleged threats to envoy WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukraine's announcement on Thursday of an investigation into alleged surveillance of the U.S. ambassador has come as welcome relief to many in America's diplomatic corps. But the State Department's silence on the matter has alarmed a number of current and former diplomats who are demanding action from an administration that says security of its personnel overseas is a paramount concern. The department has declined repeated requests to offer any public defense of its envoy, the former U.S.

The former US ambassador to Ukraine , who testified in the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump, has called for an investigation into whether she was Text exchanges released by Congress on Tuesday suggest Marie Yovanovitch , the former ambassador , had been placed under surveillance

What is the new evidence ? The materials include letters, phone records, notes and flash drives from Mr Parnas, who was born in Ukraine and is a close associate of Mr Giuliani. They were made available to investigators earlier this week and then sent to the House Judiciary Committee.

The committee chairmen — Reps. Adam Schiff of California at the Intelligence Committee, Jerry Nadler of New York at Judiciary, Carolyn Maloney of New York at Oversight, and Eliot Engel of New York at Foreign Affairs — had said they would continue to investigate Trump after the Dec. 18 vote to impeach the president.

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Pompeo says State will investigate possible surveillance of ex-US ambassador, after more than 48 hours of silence

  Pompeo says State will investigate possible surveillance of ex-US ambassador, after more than 48 hours of silence Secretary of State Mike Pompeo publicly committed to look into the possible surveillance of former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch."We will do everything we need to do to evaluate whether there was something that took place there," Pompeo told conservative radio host Tony Katz.

House Democats announced they are providing additional evidence obtained from Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas to the Senate along with articles of impeachment; reaction and analysis from the 'Special Report' All-Stars. Was former Ambassador Yovanovitch being watched in Ukraine ?

Former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch Tuesday called for an investigation after new documents obtained by the House of Representatives that suggest she may have been followed by associates of President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani while in Ukraine .

Trump is accused of pressuring Ukraine to open investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden, an effort that the new documents show Parnas had a hand in. House Democrats believe Trump withheld nearly $400 million in military aid to Ukraine as leverage for announcing the investigations that would benefit Trump politically.

Trump has defended himself by saying that he was concerned about corruption in Ukraine, and said he expects to be exonerated in the Senate.

Giuliani previously acknowledged he "forced" Yovanovitch out, and Yovanovitch testified behind closed doors in the impeachment investigation that Giuliani amplified false narratives about her, including that she was taking actions to undermine Trump's administration. 

She said people in the Ukrainian government told her Giuliani was in touch with a former Ukrainian prosecutor general, "and that they had plans, and that they were going to, you know, do things, including to me."

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Contributing: Nicholas Wu and Bart Jansen, USA TODAY

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Was former Ambassador Yovanovitch being watched in Ukraine? She wants that investigated following new evidence

New impeachment documents show more texts about possible surveillance of former US ambassador to Ukraine .
House Democrats on Friday released new documents from indicted Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas ahead of the Senate trial that includes new information about the apparent surveillance of former US Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch and additional contacts between Parnas and an aide to Rep. Devin Nunes of California. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The new documents add to the growing trove of allegations and evidence that have come from Ukrainian-American businessman Lev Parnas this week.

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