Today is Friday, the second act in the Drama begins to a possible impeachment proceedings against the U.S. President Donald Trump . Is interviewed from 15 p.m. Swiss time, Marie Yovanovitch, the former US Ambassador in the Ukraine. She was discharged last may with a Bang, allegedly due to a lack of loyalty to the US President.
Yovanovitch is born as the daughter of Soviet refugees in Canada. You came as a three year old in the USA. She studied at the elite Princeton University Russian and history. Since 1986 she worked for the US administration, including in Somalia, Russia, and Armenia. In 2016, they was sent as Ambassador to Ukraine. Because of the Ukraine war and the annexation of Crimea by Russia, it was one of the most difficult Items at all.
What to expect from Yovanovitchs statements?
Yovanovitch is the third witness that is in front of the intelligence Committee of the house of representatives of the statements. Already William Taylor, the successor of Yovanovitch in Kiev, and George Kent, another U.S.-Topdiplomat were interviewed on Wednesday. The two have testified that Rudy Giuliani, the personal attorney to Donald trump, the outer scoreline Minister as a kind of Shadow. Together with other Trump-Familiar Giuliani on behalf of the presidents had an informal policy-channel built up the the work of U.S. diplomats in Kiev behind engine. Giuliani's aim had been, investigations against Joe Biden, and to offer his son, Hunter.
that is Exactly what this informal policy channel is also in the survey of the Yovanovitch. Donald Trump have followed over Rudy Giuliani in the Ukraine for their own interests and a smear campaign against them, led, from said Yovanovitch during the hearings behind closed doors. Their statements can be read in detail (and in English) here.
Specifically, the Topdiplomatin described how Giuliani obtained, contrary to all the responsibilities that the former Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Schokin was allowed to travel to the United States to discuss possible investigations into the Biden's. Schokin should not have been allowed to enter the country because he was dismissed because of corruption, actually, in the United States.
For Giuliani, it would be uncomfortable
Similarly, Yovanovitch said that Giuliani's prospects over the months that she had to be dismissed. For Giuliani, worked directly with Yuri Lutsenko, until August 2019, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, together.
Because the Ex-Ambassador, worked only until the end of April 2019 in Kiev, are to be expected from her, however, no information about the phone call between Donald Trump and the current Ukrainian President Volodimir Selenski to.
This call is for a possible Impeachment process is absolutely Central. Trump should have used, according to the testimony of the witnesses Taylor and Kent print medium: He said Selenski, that this would only be in the White house when he preliminary investigations against the Biden's. He, too, would pay out of funds of nearly 400 million US dollars only, if Selenski the investigation to make public. Trump himself strongly denies that it has given such a counter-business – money-for-justice – in help.
Just because Yovanovitch was at the time of this call, the Ambassador, will be your statements in terms of content, probably less weighty than that of Taylor and Kent. However, it is not at the public hearings only to new substantive insights. For a Impeachment, a two-thirds majority in the Senate, where Republicans have the majority. The will to do hardly be.
To the hearing of the video war
the following Important to influence public opinion regarding the presidential elections in November 2020. So both Democrats and Republicans have released during the hearings, a plethora of Short Videos with crisp statements.
Often the Video, in the William Taylor admitted that he had not spoken with Trump with Selenski was directly divided about. Republican Jim Jordan then said dismissively: "And you will be the star witness?"
.@Jim_Jordan: You didn \ ’t listen in on President Trump & Zelensky's call?— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) February 13, 2019
Taylor: I did not.
Jordan: You've never talked with Chief of Staff of Mulvaney?
Taylor: I never did.
Jordan: You've never met the President?
Taylor: That's correct.
Jordan: And you're their star witness. pic.twitter.com/ebZ6jsEjeB
conversely, shared the Democrats in the Short snippets where Taylor Giuliani anschwärzte:
Rep. Demings: “What interests do you believe he [Mr. Giuliani] what is promoting, Mr. Kent?”— House Foreign Affairs Committee (@house foreign) November 13, 2019
Mr. Kent: “I believe he was looking to dig up political dirt against a potential rival in the next election cycle.” [...]
Ambassador Taylor: "I agree." pic.twitter.com/eb6qYZaAeC
During the hearings of the Kent and Taylor, both Democrats and Republicans were of the opinion that they were positive. Also Yovanovitchs statements, this much is already clear, just to be dissected.
Created: 15.11.2019, 12:30 p.m.