Yovanovitch

Remember when Trump said: “I know people that like the Confederate flag and they're not thinking about slavery”. Maybe we can finally get to that obstruction of justice because the former United States President tried to blackmail Ukraine into helping him cheat in our 2020 election. We’ll have more chances...

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  • April 29, 2021

As our liberal democracy decays into tyranny faster than Lindsey Graham responds to the coo of Trump’s velvety, dying-hyena voice, it’s nice to see that many people in this country still respect and understand our values: x Sustained standing ovation for Marie Yovanovich at Georgetown University where she accepted the...

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  • February 13, 2020

Just stop talking about “staying in your lane” unless you're a American football player. “Stay in your lane: 1) what you say to someone who is below your league in terms of attractiveness and tries to hit on you. 2) what you say to someone who tries to talk about...

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  • February 7, 2020

This could be America’s last “free” election with the approach of a single-party state and perhaps rebranding. Firehose propaganda and disinformation at work now. So much gaslighting now. Vozhd Trump has a certain ring. x Just call it Vozhd and get on with it https://t.co/svvfYVM2at — Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) February...

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  • February 6, 2020

There are two stories out this weekend that have more in common than first meets the eye: Newly-Released NOAA Emails Show Anger and Confusion Around Trump’s ‘Doctored’ Hurricane Dorian Map As New Coronavirus Spread, China’s Old Habits Delayed Fight In both cases, the leaders of the country spread false information...

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  • February 2, 2020

This is speculation, but it’s based on a statement John Bolton made about two hours ago: In Austin, John Bolton voices support for officials called in impeachment hearing (KXAN Austin): Speaking at a private event in Austin Thursday, Former National Security Advisor John Bolton defended government officials who testified in...

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  • January 31, 2020

Philip Bump has an analysis in this morning’s WaPo — Four significant questions raised by the newly released recording of Trump and Lev Parnas — which goes into details of the video Parnas’s lawyer released yesterday. That prompted me to put together a timeline to try to make some sense...

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  • January 26, 2020

This is perfect.  Here is Republican Senator John Barrasso on January 22nd, dismissing the House Managers’ case and opposing the call for taking additional evidence: “We’ve just come out listening to, what, six hours of testimony, and I didn’t hear anything new,” Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) told reporters early Wednesday evening. “It...

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  • January 26, 2020

We are in the midst of investigations that may eventually lead to the ouster of a criminal President; one responsible for possible physical threats, to not only the country of Ukraine but to an American citizen, Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch.  Mr. Trump has blatantly disregarded the powers of an equal...

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  • January 15, 2020

This story’s been up for over 3 hours now; I’m surprised no one has picked up on it: Ukraine prosecutor offered information related to Biden in exchange for ambassador’s ouster, newly released materials show That would be the crooked Ukraine prosecutor, Yuri Lutsenko, who lost his job when Zelenskiy defeated...

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  • January 15, 2020

This story’s been up for over 3 hours now; I’m surprised no one has picked up on it: Ukraine prosecutor offered information related to Biden in exchange for ambassador’s ouster, newly released materials show That would be the crooked Ukraine prosecutor, Yuri Lutsenko, who lost his job when Zelenskiy defeated...

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  • January 15, 2020

I’m sure you’ve read the news today … oh boy.  If not, here’s a rundown from Daily Kos’ own Kerry Eleveld. According to a new trove of documents supplied by Rudy Giuliani pal Lev Parnas and released today by the House Intelligence Committee, Trump donor Robert Hyde tracked former U.S. ambassador Marie Yovanovitch’s...

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  • January 15, 2020

Commander-in-Chief claimed he was working, then went golfing. There will be media distractions with an impending DPRK missile launch, but we are reminded that the funny business with the Three Amigos was more about fossil fuel than the media framing of a “perfect call”. x Asked by a member of the...

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  • December 24, 2019

Even though the funds were being held at least a week before, on the day of the perfect call, Trump knew he had to shake down Zerensky with a specific solicitation regarding the Bidens. as Giuliani was already helping to facilitate with the removal of Ambassador Yovanovitch. Darn those coincidences. x...

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  • December 24, 2019

As unlikely as it could happen, the eventual resolution of the Don McGahn testimony issue could bring another impeachment inquiry. The investigations continue regardless of this first impeachment, because there’s just so much Trump lawlessness, one Senate trial won’t be enough. And even if we get to a second Trump term...

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  • December 23, 2019

“Shall the man who has practised corruption, and by that means procured his appointment in the first instance, be suffered to escape punishment by repeating his guilt?”– George Mason According to the current United States Senate Majority leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY.), the most ‘deliberative body’ in the world is...

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  • December 18, 2019

A new Washington Post article describes the mechanics of disinformation underlying portions of the smear campaign to which Rudy Giuliani claimed credit as a private citizen working for Trump. Colludy or Conspiry? 'I needed #Yovanovitch out of the way' so  malign actors in Arms for Dirt created fake lists The story that...

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  • December 17, 2019

Manufactured facts, fresh from Eastern Europe, as Rudy Giuliani and One America News (OAN) tries to invent alternate truth in the Arms for Dirt scandal. My favorite part is when they assassinate the archduke Ferdinand 🐮 https://t.co/jK1ZUcGU0Z — Devin Nunes’ cow 🐮 (@DevinCow) December 16, 2019 Budapest | Kiev |...

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  • December 16, 2019

They’re now trial ballooning damage control measures, perhaps there will be a wrist slap by the Senate where the vulnerable 2020 GOP senators will call for a censure. The GOP media frame would then be “compromise and comity” because “no harm, no foul” (which unfortunately also assumes “no Constitution”). So, they...

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  • December 4, 2019

Darn that “Stark evidence of misconduct”, the House Intelligence committee releases their report and MSNBC reports that there may be as many as 4 articles of impeachment, one of which will incorporate the Mueller report. x THE TRUMP-UKRAINE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY REPORT Report of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Pursuant to...

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  • December 3, 2019

(This diary is based partly on information provided by The Daily 202 and JustSecurity). Often times a timeline is useful in sorting out a complicated story, and Bog knows the Ukraine story is a complicated mess. I’ve thought about creating several timelines, but with this morning's diaries of Trump looking...

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  • November 27, 2019

So much deflection, so little time. First group from State Department FOIA document dump contains some of the contacts Giuliani was making, as the walls close in on Rudy. Remember that these are documents that the State Department refuses to release to Congress. This group includes documentation for the smear...

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  • November 23, 2019

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. 1672. Attacked former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch after her...

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  • November 22, 2019

When asked if she felt threatened, former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch answered with a simple, “yes.” Anyone, to this point, who does not believe the President of the United States has not warranted his own Impeachment is either pouring the water, stirring in the sugar or opening the packages of...

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  • November 15, 2019

“Sideshow Amigos” and “Sideshow Shreks” still remain at large in our imagination, as the House Intel Committee deposed Ambassador Yovanovitch. The GOP tried several procedural stunts, but lost the message as Trump tweeted an attack during the opening. What remained were what has now become routine in terms of distractions...

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  • November 15, 2019

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  • November 15, 2019

The Gordon Sondland and Kurt Volker transcripts from House depositions are available: Read Gordon Sondland’s testimony here: intelligence.house.gov/uploadedfiles/… Read Kurt Volker’s testimony here: intelligence.house.gov/uploadedfiles/… (CNN) House Democrats on Tuesday released excerpts of the transcripts of their closed-door depositions with former US Special Envoy for Ukraine Kurt Volker and US Ambassador...

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  • November 5, 2019

It’s still not about the “Perfecto” conversation of 25 July 2019 which so far is only a memo and not a transcript. It was in reality a months-long conspiracy, threatened Ambassador Yovanovitch, and involved more than the “Three Amigos”. Not one phone call, folks. A months-long conspiracy to twist our whole...

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  • November 4, 2019

It’s still not about the “Perfecto” conversation of 25 July 2019 which so far is only a memo and not a transcript. It was in reality a months-long conspiracy, threatened Ambassador Yovanovitch, and involved more than the “Three Amigos”. Tweet your praise of Don Trump, the Stooge-father and Amigo-herder Not one...

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  • November 4, 2019

Adam Schiff announced the release of transcripts from closed door testimony by Yovanovitch (316 pages) and McKinley (156 pages). Volker and Sondland testimony transcripts to be released tomorrow. This release of depositions of Marie Yovanovitch and Michael McKinley offsets the absence of WH witnesses today as “no-shows” resisting subpoenas. BREAKING: House Democrats...

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  • November 4, 2019

Gonna be busy days for Rudy and the Three Amigos, as his agitprop materials sent to the State department become more available. Trump's Russian ambassador nominee confirms Giuliani led smear campaign against former Ukraine ambassador https://t.co/y5Gwri7AVs — Newsweek (@Newsweek) October 31, 2019 With the alleged smear campaign in mind and...

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  • October 31, 2019

Philip Reeker, who, according to The Washington Post… “arrived at the Capitol shortly after 10:30 a.m., accompanied by his personal lawyer. According to an official working on the impeachment inquirer, Reeker gave his deposition under subpoena to get around an effort by the State Department to block him from appearing. Foreign...

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  • October 26, 2019

House gets dropped on WH’s Ukrainian shadow puppet show in latest #Trumpeachment news, even as WH tries to invalidate the now official inquiry. I’m Melting! Wicked witch gets doused because he’s already publicly admitted to the crime. Sir, please pay attention. You are the whistleblower. https://t.co/shWCy1hzSt — Jennifer Taub 🌻...

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  • October 15, 2019

Undoubtedly she was able to corroborate the event timeline for Don & Rudy’s “secret government” show. “As the first former White House aide to testify in the impeachment inquiry, Hill could be in a position to describe internal, and apparently heated, conversations among diplomats and security officials that led to...

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  • October 15, 2019

Axios reports that the twin pillars on which the impeachment inquiry will center is Ukraine and obstruction of justice. The advantage of the latter is that it also folds in as a structure the Mueller report when the bill of impeachment gets constructed. It also indicates where the cover-up will be...

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  • October 13, 2019

Even if a sitting POTUS* cannot be indicted, plenty of others are coming into view after the rough memo of the Trump conversation with Ukraine president Zelensky. Now that the whistle-blower complaint has reached the Congressional committees, new questions will emerge for the IC IG about the involvement of other...

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  • October 12, 2019

The first member of the GOP to support the impeachment inquiry (and stay in the party) brings defections to a total of two including Justin Amash of Michigan, now an Independent. x The first Republican House member has announced support for the impeachment inquiry against President Trump: Representative Mark Amodei of...

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  • October 12, 2019

Mike Pompeo was being lobbied to remove Ambassador Yovanovich by the two men arrested this week trying to flee the country. The recall of Ambassador Yovanovich included one route to Mike Pompeo through Pete Sessions (R-TX). It was an extensive, coordinated effort culminating in the Arms for Dirt threat. Anne Applebaum writes a related...

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  • October 12, 2019

Mike Pompeo was having a great day in Nashville yesterday, speaking to his homies, a group of Christian counselors, and just glad to be out of D.C. on the day one of his former employees punched a hole you could drive a truck through in the wall of obstruction drumpf’s built around the...

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  • October 12, 2019

We have long suspected that Former Ukrainian Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch was dismissed for interfering with drumpf and Rudy’s illegal effort to pressure Ukraine into investigating Joe Biden to boost drumpf’s 2020 campaign. The AP has found one source willing to confirm that we were right. Associated Press “WASHINGTON (AP) —...

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  • October 11, 2019

WaPo is just out with a new story about how fast WH officials raised alarms: At least four national security officials raised alarms about Ukraine policy before and after Trump call with Ukrainian president At least four national security officials were so alarmed by the Trump administration’s attempts to pressure...

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  • October 10, 2019

Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman were nabbed at Dulles airport (perhaps) “trying to flee the country” and have been indicted for financial violations but more importantly in connection to Rudy Giuliani’s role in the Arms for Dirt scandal. Former Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) is mentioned as ‘Congressman-1’, one of their...

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  • October 10, 2019

The AP is reporting that some wealthy Trump and Guiliani political donors were trying to shakedown the Ukrainian state owned firm Naftogazt.  The story is a bit complex, but Energy Secretary Perry and four American businessmen were pressuring Ukrainian President Zelensky to replace Nfotgazt’s management board with men who would then OK...

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  • October 7, 2019
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