A woman by the name of Marie Yovanovitch has become the Democrats’ superstar as of late.
She was the former American ambassador to Ukraine, appointed under the Obama administration. In May 2019 she was recalled from her post in Ukraine to come back to America by President Donald Trump.
Fast forward to October, when she was summoned by the House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., to testify against Trump in the ongoing impeachment circus. The Democrats included Yovanovitch as one of many witnesses in their probe to build a case against the president.
But Fox News host Tucker Carlson just found a big problem — and it could land the Democrats’ star witness behind bars.
Yovanovitch lied under oath, Carlson said. And he has proof.
He revealed damning evidence pointing to the fact that Yovanovitch perjured herself during the impeachment inquiry.
She lied about the having knowledge of the Ukraine whistleblower complaint before it hit the public while being interviewed by Congress. Carlson says he has an email to prove it.
“Before the contents of the whistleblower complaint were known publicly,” Carlson said, “a Democratic congressional staffer contacted the former American ambassador to Ukraine to discuss what the staffer described as ‘quite delicate and time sensitive questions.'”
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It seems that Schiff and the Democrats had staffer named Laura Carey reach out to Yovanovitch to discuss the whistleblower complaint before it could reach the American people. Carey sent Yovanovitch an email on Aug. 14. — nearly a month before the whistleblower complaint was made public. The email reads:
“I’m writing to see if you would have time to meet up for a chat — in particular, I’m hoping to discuss some Ukraine-related oversight questions we are exploring. I’d appreciate the change to ground-truth a few pieces of information with you, some of which are quite delicate/time-sensitive and, thus, we want to make sure we get them right.”
And Yovanovitch responded, according to the transcripts Carlson found. She wrote that she “would love to reconnect and look forward to chatting with you.”
But in an Oct. 11 deposition on Capitol Hill — which you can read the full text of here — Yovanovitch said that she had never responded to Carey’s email. The transcript reads as follows between Yovonavitch and Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y. —
MR. ZELDIN: When was the last time you had communicated with that person?
MS. YOVANOVITCH: Well , I should actually clarify. So she emailed me. I alerted the State Department and, you know, asked them to handle the correspondence. And she emailed me again and said, you know, who should I be in touch with?
MR. ZELDIN: To try to get you to come in and testify to the House Foreign Affairs Committee?
MS. YOVANOVITCH: It wasn’t clear to me whether it was going to be whether this was a discussion with her, whether this was a discussion with other staffers, whether it was a deposition. I mean, it just didn’t get that far, because I transferred that information to the State Department lawyers well, H, actually.
MR. ZELDIN: And what specifically was she asking you to speak about?
MS. YOVANOVITCH: I think I think it was the circumstances of my departure, or maybe she just kept it more general and said to catch up, but I understood it as that.
MR. ZELDIN: Do you know if she had reached out to other people about that?
MS. YOVANOVITCH: I don’t know
MR. ZELDIN: And you one more time. And what did you do after you received the email?
MS. YOVANOVITCH: I alerted the State Department, because I’m still an employee and so matters are generally handled through the State Department.
MR. ZELDIN: Was that person responded to by you or someone else?
MS . YOVAN0VITCH: I believe, yes, by [redacted] in the Legislative Affairs office.
MR. ZELDIN: Did you receive any subsequent requests to testify to the House Foreign Affairs Committee or to come in
to speak to someone at the House Foreign Affairs Committee following that initial email? Was there any follow-up?
MS. YOVANOVITCH: Well, as I said, there was the second email where she said, oh, okay, you know, who should I be
talking to? I didn’t respond to that email, because I had already transferred everything to the State Department and I figured they would be in touch, and they were.
Zeldin, who interviewed the former ambassador, noted this and quickly took to Twitter.
“It appears Ambassador Yovanovitch did not accurately answer this question I asked her during her “impeachment inquiry” deposition under oath,” Zeldin wrote.
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) November 8, 2019
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