More than a month before President Donald Trump pushed the Ukrainian president to investigate Democrats, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine was recalled early from her office. It was a coup for Rudy Giuliani, who’d pushed for months for the ambassador’s ouster.
In a New Yorker profile published Monday, Giuliani explained why he wanted the ambassador, Marie Yovanovitch, gone: He believed she was standing in the way of “the investigations.”
“I believed that I needed Yovanovitch out of the way,” Giuliani told the magazine in November.
“She was going to make the investigations difficult for everybody,” he said.
Trump ultimately pressed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky …read more