The former ambassador in Kiev testified Friday before the representatives. She would have tried to oppose the parallel diplomacy of the president's lawyer, before being ousted.
The White House's refusal to cooperate with Donald Trump's indictment by the House of Representatives of the Congress showed some limits on Friday, 11 October. The former US ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch has indeed been heard at length by three commissions despite the lock formalized by the legal adviser of the President of the United States, Pat Cipollone, in a letter addressed to the presidents and the speaker (president) Democrats of the House.
It all started with a phone conversation between Donald Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25. In August, it triggered the report of a whistleblower first blocked by the Justice Department. An account of this conversation and the content of the report were made public on September 25 and 26.
During this conversation, Donald Trump asked his interlocutor, who was seeking military help, to investigate a hypothetical collusion between Ukraine and the Democratic Party in the 2016 presidential election. He also suggested that he interest in the affairs of the son of one of his political opponents, former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden, a member of the board of directors of a Ukrainian gas company from 2014 to 2019.
The victim "unsubstantiated claims"
Marie Yovanovitch, who was fired in May, was unable to provide information about the July 25th conversation. On the other hand, the story of his ouster could only have fueled the Democrats' suspicion of the president's personal attorney and his associates, two of whom are currently facing prosecution and imprisonment for offenses against the law. electoral financing.
In her opening statement, the former ambassador testified that she had been the victim of a "Concerted campaign", on the base "Unsubstantiated and false statements from people with clearly questionable motives". She denounced a climate, "An unfortunate alliance between Ukrainians who continue to operate in a corrupt system and Americans either did not understand that this system was or who chose to close their eyes for their own benefit."
While ensuring that he had only "Few contacts" the President's personal lawyer, she considered that "People designated by the press as contacts of (Rudy) Giuliani As the two arrested on Wednesday, may have considered that their financial plans were thwarted by the anti-corruption policy of the United States it defended. With his ties to Donald Trump, the former mayor of New York is considered one of the artisans of this brutal dismissal.