Friday, November 8, 2019

Report: Obama's ambassador to Ukraine may have lied under oath in impeachment inquiry

A newly uncovered email raises questions

 Former President Barack Obama's Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, who has become a key player in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, allegedly lied under oath during her closed-door testimony with House impeachment investigators on Oct. 11.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson broke the story Thursday night when his show obtained an email from a Democratic congressional staffer sent privately to Yovanovitch — before the whistleblower complaint became public — seeking to discuss "delicate and time sensitive questions."
"This show has obtained exclusively an email from that Democratic staffer for the House Foreign Affairs Committee sent by private email to the former American Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch," Carlson stated on-air. "Yovanovitch, you know, is a key player in the Democrats' impeachment probe and was recalled from her post in Ukraine by President Trump in May 2019 following allegations of serious partisanship and political bias."
The email Carlson obtained states:
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.
The email was reportedly sent Aug. 14, Carlson said, "two days after the whistleblower complaint was filed and a month before that complaint became public."


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