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'Very intimidating' - Trump launches Twitter attack on witness during impeachment testimony


Added 11-15-19 12:10:04pm EST - “President Donald Trump launched a Twitter attack on a former U.S. ambassador to ...” - Reuters.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Reuters.com: “'Very intimidating' - Trump launches Twitter attack on witness during impeachment testimony”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump launched a Twitter attack on a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine on Friday while she was testifying to an impeachment hearing in Congress, in an extraordinary moment that Democrats said amounts to witness intimidation.

Marie Yovanovitch, a career diplomat, was explaining to the second day of televised impeachment hearings how she fought corruption in Ukraine and how the Trump administration pulled her back to Washington abruptly earlier this year.

Democrats say her removal was aimed at clearing the way for Trump allies to persuade Ukraine to launch corruption investigations into Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who was on the board of a Ukrainian energy company.

As Yovanovitch testified, Trump fired off his criticism on Twitter, a move Democrats labeled “real-time” witness intimidation.

“Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad. She started off in Somalia, how did that go?” Trump asked.

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