Remember former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch? She was the one who wasn’t even still in office when the phone call Democrats tried to work into a scandal took place.
But Democrats brought her back to talk about how mean President Donald Trump was to fire her, an ambassador who he had complete power to can. They stylized her as the poor beset upon victim/hero, as opposed to the one of the people who apparently didn’t understand it was the president’s job to set policy, not unelected bureaucrats.
Well, that didn’t work and the Democrats’ effort failed just as their Russia collusion delusion failed.
Turns out there may have been a big problem with Yovanovitch’s testimony. According to the NY Post she may have lied in her testimony.
In her impeachment testimony, she said that she knew little about Burisma or the corruption probe into it by Ukraine. She testified, “It just wasn’t a big deal.”
But it turns out that she was aware of far more than that.
From NY Post:
Emails obtained by Citizens United show Yovanovitch and the US Embassy in Kiev were told as early as 2016 that Burisma had placed then-veep Joe Biden’s son Hunter on its board and engaged an American firm with Democratic ties to rehabilitate its image, according to a report by Just The News.
During impeachment proceedings against President Trump in November, Yovanovitch told lawmakers that she knew little about Burisma Holdings and the long-running corruption probe against it — testifying under oath, “It just wasn’t a big deal.” [….}
But the 160 pages of emails and memos obtained by Citizens United show Yovanovitch was in contact with US officials about Burisma and also met with a representative from the Ukrainian company in her embassy office just 45 days before Trump took office.
“These new records clearly don’t support Ambassador Yovanovitch’s testimony under oath during [Rep. Adam] Schiff’s sham impeachment,” Citizens United president David Bossie told Just The News.
“Her sworn testimony must be investigated and scrutinized just like in the case of General [Michael] Flynn. You can’t have two sets of rules,” he said.
Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) believes Yovanovitch misled Congress, according to Just the News.
Zeldin emphatically believes she did, saying, “1000%, there’s no other way to cut it. … It would be unbelievable to try to imagine that Ambassador Yovanovitch, Princeton-educated, well regarded for her intellect by many who speak out strongly on her behalf, that she would forget every single one of these meetings, discussions, emails, all of that traffic that is documented.”
“That she would not remember any of it,” Zeldin said, “that’s just not possible.” [….]
“There should be investigations and accountability,” he said, suggesting DOJ should investigate.
“If the tables were turned, and it was [former Director of National Intelligence] James Clapper lying and [former U.N. Ambassador Samantha] Power lying and these others lying, to take out a President Hillary Clinton or a President Barack Obama … there would undoubtedly be perjury investigations,” he said. “There need to be consequences about double standards.”
Both Bossie and Rep. Jim Jordan, the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, called for all documents related to Burisma and Hunter Biden to be released by May 28.