Ex-Ukraine ambassador forced from her job under pressure by Trump


Turn down to the dramatic day on Capitol Hill facing pressure from the State Department not to testify to former ambassador of Ukraine did in fact show up and what she said about President trump telling lawmakers she'd been told there was no wrongdoing on her part but that the president wanted her out and tonight twenty four hours after two associates of Rudy Giuliani were arrested is Giuliani part of this investigation what we've now learned here's ABC's Mary Bruce Up until the very moment defiant Maria Banovic walked up to the cabin although it wasn't clear if she was coming at all the State Department told her not to appear but facing a subpoena the former ambassador to Ukraine showed up anyway behind closed doors Ivanovich told lawmakers she was forced from her job under pressure from president trump according to our opening statement obtained the New York Times she was abruptly told in late April to come back to Washington on the next plane Ivanovich says the Deputy Secretary of State explained that the president and had lost confidence in me and that there had been a concerted campaign against me even though she was assured I had done nothing wrong trump has made no see rid of his disdain for the former ambassador very very bad things about it for a long period of done not good in the July phone call with the Ukrainian president that sparked this in teach me inquiry trump called Ianovich bad news later saying she was going to go through some things today Yovanovic who has served in six administer nations called the idea that she was disloyal to president trump fictitious she described herself as incredulous that she was removed from her post based on unfounded false claims by people with clearly questionable motives and she placed blame squarely on the president's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani who claims Ivanovich was blocked king investigators from looking into trump's political opponents including Joe Biden that stems around the ambassador and the embassy being used for political purposes the former ambassador are also points a finger at Giuliani's to business associates who were arrested this week trying to leave the country this video from twenty eighteen showing them laughing with Giuliani at the trump hotel crane soon Ivanovich says those businessmen may well have believed that their personal financial ambitions were stymied by our anti option policy in Ukraine today. ABC News has learned federal prosecutors are investigating the business relationship between Giuliani and those two men or let's get to Mary Bruce She's live up on the hill tonight and married a former ambassador today while testifying describing the State Department now as quote attacked and hollowed from within and we not tonight just a short time ago House Democrats holding a call at the end of a very busy week about how to move forward what are you learning tonight David Democratic leaders feel they are building a strong as against the president especially now that they're able to question witnesses like Yvonna Vich today warned that they are corrupt interests fighting against the US quote selling baseless spiracy theories to anyone who will listen she said quote sadly someone was listening and that our nation was worse off because of it David Bruce live on the hill all day today for us thank you

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