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Ex-envoy tells impeachment inquiry Trump ousted her based on ‘false claims’


WASHINGTON – The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine who Donald Trump has called “bad news” told a House of Representatives impeachment inquiry into the president on Friday that Trump removed her from her post based on “unfounded and false claims,” according to U.S. media reports.
Marie Yovanovitch, who was abruptly recalled from Ukraine in May, told lawmakers in closed-door deposition that a top State Department official had told her Trump pushed for her removal for months even though the department believed she had done nothing wrong, according to a copy of her opening statement posted online by the Washington Post.

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Source:: Independent Online

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