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Trump launches Twitter attack on witness while she addresses impeachment hearing


Added 11-15-19 11:10:04am EST - “President Donald Trump attacked a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine on Friday as...” - Reuters.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Reuters.com: “Trump launches Twitter attack on witness while she addresses impeachment hearing”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump attacked a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine on Friday as she testified to an impeachment hearing in the House of Representatives, saying that everywhere she went during her career “turned bad,” a charge she called “very intimidating.”

Marie Yovanovitch, a career diplomat who was removed from Ukraine by the Trump administration this year, defended her anti-corruption record in Ukraine during the hearing and said her removal had left policy there in disarray.

As she testified, Trump tweeted out a series of attacks on Yovanovitch saying “Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad. She started off in Somalia, how did that go?”

In a dramatic moment, the Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff then asked Yovanovitch for her reaction to the tweet. She said it was “very intimidating.”

“I can’t speak to what the president is trying to do, but I think the effect is to be intimidating,” she said.

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