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The silly sanctification
of Marie Yovanovitch

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Posted By: Magnante, 11/16/2019 6:29:12 AM

Until a month or so ago, virtually no one outside of the seven circles of hell that is the State Department had heard of Marie Yovanovitch. Even the intrepid John Solomon had not heard of her until March of this year. He had interviewed Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko who told him that Yovanovitch gave him a "do not prosecute" list the first time he met with her. He was angered by her list which he justifiably saw it as interference in Ukraine's government. He felt she was meddling in their anti-corruption investigations by telling him who should not be investigated.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: M2 11/16/2019 8:02:27 AM (No. 236492)
No one knows why she was "testifying." She had zero contact with any parties of the "Ukraine phone call" that was so pivotal to this "inquiry." Why was she there? To complain about being fired? Get over it and put your big girl panties on, woman.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: bpl40 11/16/2019 8:04:34 AM (No. 236494)
They are trying to overturn a national election based on how a corrupt, inept, insubordinate bureaucrat 'feels'? We sent Trump to Washington to drain the swamp. Firing of people like Yovanovtch is exactly what that looks like.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: mobyclik 11/16/2019 8:26:31 AM (No. 236512)
FEELINGS???? Who gives a crap about her FEELINGS? She's an inept liar and deserved to be fired. You know, like how the Messiah fired dozens of Ambassadors on his first day on job.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: edgar 11/16/2019 8:27:24 AM (No. 236513)
If your witness did not witness anything, was not even employed during the events that are being investigated, is she really a witness? Why was she even there? To allege a smear campaign 'without evidence".
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Daisymay 11/16/2019 8:38:24 AM (No. 236528)
She reminded me of Christine Blasey Ford yesterday. Small little voice, very prim and proper and definitely had a very high opinion of herself. She was there because she felt she had been slighted by the President and this was her way to get back at him recalling her. I believe John Solomon when he said she gave him a " do not prosecute" list". Trump should have fired her, not re-assigned her! But then, that's just my humble opinion!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: The Remnants 11/16/2019 8:45:16 AM (No. 236537)
As someone said at hearing yesterday (believe it was Jim Jordan), she should be going to Human Relations with her "grievances", not yesterday's hearing where she had no real input. This whole things is so contrived. (I believe I heard that they audition first in closed basement hearing room, and if they make the cut, then they can appear in the public hearing.) That is hearsay, I know, but I think that hearsay is o.k. now.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: anniebc 11/16/2019 8:46:21 AM (No. 236539)
Marie is just another government swamp rat sucking taxpayers dry. She's one of those who can't prosper in business, so they make government "service" a career, and we're supposed to praise them and thank them for their service? Give me a break! There should be no such thing as career government workers or politicians. The State Department life overseas is too cushy. Even the lowest diplomat lives quite well. They live better and have better benefits than our military members too. Republicans disappointed me yesterday, when each one of them made it a point to thank her for her service. Why does our side fall for the leftists' trap of can't be mean to a woman? It didn't need to be said. All they had to do was go straight into questioning her. Notice, they got no credit for being nice to her. Instead, the leftists are using her vaunted "service" (for which all Republicans agree) to make the case that she was somehow wronged by evil Trump, so he deserves impeachment; and, that was their goal all along.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: udanja99 11/16/2019 8:46:31 AM (No. 236540)
She was there for one reason - to get all teary-eyed and elicit sympathy for the demonrats and their hoax.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: stablemoney 11/16/2019 8:53:05 AM (No. 236547)
Excellent article. So journalism can really happen. It is possible. Some had begun to doubt.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Strike3 11/16/2019 8:54:41 AM (No. 236549)
Fired for doing a lousy job and undermining your boss. Apparently that has never happened before in the State Department.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: volksford 11/16/2019 8:59:45 AM (No. 236553)
I imagine there are many Yovanovitchs in the State Department , they are the result of the 'nation building' doctrine since Bush one . Nation building has become a very lucrative profession for all involved.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: HotRod 11/16/2019 9:24:49 AM (No. 236573)
Schiff was hoping that people would get mad at President Trump for ''being mean to the girl.'' It was an attempt to make suburban women angry at the President, as well as casting doubt on his actions. Guess what? It blew up in Schiff and Pelosi's face! Marie came across as the anti-Trump person she is. She admitted that the President has the right to recall an ambassador any time they please, but it hurt her feelings. She is not ambassador material, in spite of the gushing and fawning by the democrats! The other thing is, when the president and minister of a foreign country complains about an ambassador and is unhappy with him/her, it is advisable for the President to replace that ambassador. Marie made her own bed by trashing President Trump to Ukrainians, as well as angering that country's leaders by interfering in their business. Shed no tears for Marie Yovanovitch!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: LadyChurchillUSA 11/16/2019 9:25:05 AM (No. 236574)
I just read the reporting on this in the New York Post. It said she was shocked at how she was treated. Welcome to the real world honey, the only thing missing from her testimony was "DO you know WHO I AM?" That would have been the response I would expect from this narcissistic woman who thinks her job is somehow to tell the President how to handle his foreign relations. Perhaps she should read the Constitution, you know the paper that spells out it is the Presidents job to handle that not some low level bureaucrat who never was elected to anything.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: bighambone 11/16/2019 9:40:38 AM (No. 236592)
This lady, who clearly had her feelings hurt after she was recalled as the ambassador to Ukraine and reassigned to a comparable career civil service position in the State Department is the person that the Obama Administration essentially sent to defend Ukraine from Russia. It is the current elected President with the consent of the US Senate who has the Constitutional authority to appoint all US Ambassadors who also has the authority to replace all Ambassadors appointed by himself or former Presidents if he loses confidence in their ability to carry out his foreign policy initiatives or for no stated reason. The Democrats, who currently control the House of Representatives where they are conducting a partisan impeachment inquisition have no authority to interfere with a President’s ability to appoint or remove Ambassadors. Clearly the Democrats were getting down into the emotional personality weeds as they questioned this lady who claimed to have no firsthand knowledge of what the President was thinking when he decided to recall and reassign her from Ukraine back to a State Department position in Ukraine. She also testified that she had no knowledge that Trump violated any US law. Remember after Barack Obama was elected he replaced all US Ambassadors who were appointed by prior Presidents and it was deemed within his constitutional prerogative to do so.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: fysammy 11/16/2019 10:21:55 AM (No. 236626)
Limbaugh had the money quote yesterday. "This is what draining the swamp looks like"
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Muguy 11/16/2019 10:30:49 AM (No. 236636)
They really don't have anything. The media circus surrounding this is not only insulting, it is just another huge WASTE OF TIME, with ZERO substance. This entire purpose of this "dog and pony show" is to provide cover for REAL investigation into the unholy alliance between State Department CORRUPTION during the Nobama years with Hitlery Broomstick and Soros with numerous ties to the demorat socialists and their children plundering money for ill-gotten gain. Let's NOT FORGET that we would have known NONE OF THIS deep corruption and "fundamental change" Nobama so often spoke of were it not for the election of Donald Trump! MANY of the RINO's hands are deep into the $$$ trough as well getting funding sources from unusual sources despite serious 'oversight' from election laws, so they stay quiet instead of rooting out this scheme for fear of it tainting THEM. Dig MUCH DEEPER than the insulting pablum the media uses to take our feeble minds awar from the real issues at hand....
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Franz 11/16/2019 10:39:47 AM (No. 236644)
I have noticed a common thread in the testimony of all the State Department people. It is an attitude that only they are competent to conduct foreign affairs and consider President Trump as an incompetent interloper. #egotistical snobs
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Reply 18 - Posted by: valinva 11/16/2019 10:41:25 AM (No. 236647)
We need to stop saying that she was fired. She was not fired. She was recalled and is still employed at the State Department assigned to Georgetown University. She denies presenting a do not prosecute list to Ukraine but that is either a lie or a careful parsing of the words. Republican's from the committee have said that the secret basement interviews included members of her staff in Ukraine who confirmed that she demanded that Ukraine not prosecute certain people as part of their anti-corruption campaign. Schiff is not releasing this contradictory testimony to prevent the Republicans from bringing it up in the hearings. This is the equivalent of a grand Jury revealing exculpatory evidence and the prosecutor hiding it from the accused. The entire Schiff hearing is a farce and completely corrupt.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: earlybird 11/16/2019 11:06:02 AM (No. 236669)
You all have done such a great job - it is clear you read the article - hurray!!! I have nothing to add except keep on reading, stay informed. It is much more difficult to defeat a fully-informed electorate. KAG!!!
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Reply 20 - Posted by: earlybird 11/16/2019 11:11:26 AM (No. 236677)
PS. I do have one thing to say. Although McCarthy captured the essence of yesterday’s hearing, it is important to watch these whenever and however you can. The videos are streamed live at Conservative Treehouse and are available for later viewing. We had to do the latter. It works beautifully, and you can even edit out anything that is boring. Watching the proceedings gives the benefit of seeing and hearing how monsters like Schiff and the Dems perform, and how well our representatives do. Some better than others, but the Republican members of this committee are united behind President Trump and doing their very best in the limited time Schiff allows them. His arrogance was on full display yesterday. It ramped up when Stefanik (who is an all-star) was hitting nerves. Well worth watching...
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Reply 21 - Posted by: DVC 11/16/2019 11:47:20 AM (No. 236703)
Seems to me that Yovanovitch was totally corrupt. Giving a Ukrainian prosecutor a "do not prosecute list"? Unreal. How is it that she is still employed? This is corrupt for certain, possibly criminal, too. https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/434875-top-ukrainian-justice-official-says-us-ambassador-gave-him-a-do-not-prosecute
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Reply 22 - Posted by: earlybird 11/16/2019 12:37:21 PM (No. 236741)
Re #14’s comment that she was sent to protect Ukraine from Russia, how on earth would that pathetic placeholder Bill Taylor do that? A real bumbler. Is someone strong in the wings, waiting for a confirmed ambassadorship?
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Reply 23 - Posted by: caddyjak 11/16/2019 2:30:28 PM (No. 236825)
Obama hired the most interesting and worthless Ambassadors. I especially like the Ambassador to Spain. Our gay president played golf many times with him and his wife (both husband and wife were males). And not one mention in the putrid press!!
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Reply 24 - Posted by: kono 11/16/2019 2:55:50 PM (No. 236836)
It would have been more enjoyable (AND probably even more informative) to take the time spent listening to Marie Yovanovitch and spend it listening, instead, to Weird Al Yankovic.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: earlybird 11/16/2019 5:08:47 PM (No. 236931)
Re #14, Mooch’s interior decorator and host in Palm Springs, Michael Smith, and his ambassador husband? Wife? I get them mixed up… BTW, heard any more about their buying Smith’s desert mansion? Neither have I. Ditto the Martha’s Vineyard “mansion”, a big 7 bedroom white elephant of a property. Anyone who knows that escrow closed should raise his hand...
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Reply 26 - Posted by: earlybird 11/16/2019 5:10:07 PM (No. 236932)
Correction: #25 referred to #23, not #14. Watching football and posting simultaneously is nearly hopeless….
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