Listen: Impeachment Hearings: Marie Yovanovitch Says She Felt Shocked and Devastated by Trumps Personal Attacks on Her
"Ambassador recalled by Donald Trump from Ukraine told impeachment investigators that she felt shocked and devastated by trump's uh-huh personal attacks on her and that she was amazed corrupt elements in Ukraine had found willing American partners to take her down with trump tweeting. Attacks Acts on her even as she spoke. Maria Vich became the third witness in public impeachment hearings investigating whether trump abused the powers of his office to serve serve his personal ends after a relatively hushed outing by two career Foreign Service officers yesterday. The hearing room today vibrated with dramatic and and personal testimony by Ivanovich a widely respected anti corruption advocate who has served six US administrations including four Republican in Presidents. A month and a half. After the State Department astor to extend have three year ambassadorship to Kiev for an additional year. Advantage testified died that she took a call from her superior at the State Department that abruptly terminated her overseas career in May ultimately he said the words that every every foreign service officer understands. The president has lost confidence in you. You've said that was a terrible thing to hear. After thirty three years of service Chris to our country it was terrible. You've said that the United States it helped Ukraine make headway against corruption in recent years but under trump the corrupt elements in Ukraine. Suddenly were empowered. To the extent that they succeeded in removing a most convenient figure When are anti corruption efforts got in the way of desire for profit or power Ukrainians who preferred to play by the old corrupt rules sought to remove me? She said what continues to amaze me is that they found Americans willing to partner with them and working together they apparently succeeded in orchestrating the removal of a US ambassador off how it felt to be personally attacked by the president. You've said the effect is intimidating. Chairman Adam Schiff replies. I want to let you know that some of us here take witness intimidation very very seriously."