Schiff Alleges Witness Intimidation As Trump Attacks Yovanovitch on Twitter

Schiff Alleges Witness Intimidation As Trump Attacks Yovanovitch on Twitter By Susan Jones  for CNS News

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As former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch was testifying Friday before the House intelligence committee, President Trump was insulting her on Twitter, prompting Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) to raise the prospect of “witness intimidation.”

Trump tweeted:

Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad. She started off in Somalia, how did that go? Then fast forward to Ukraine, where the new Ukrainian President spoke unfavorably about her in my second phone call with him. It is a U.S. President’s absolute right to appoint ambassadors.

….They call it “serving at the pleasure of the President.” The U.S. now has a very strong and powerful foreign policy, much different than proceeding administrations. It is called, quite simply, America First! With all of that, however, I have done FAR more for Ukraine than O.

Intelligence committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) invited Yovanovitch to respond to Trump’s live tweets, telling her, “And now the president in real-time is attacking you. What effect do you think that has on other witnesses’ willingness to come forward and expose wrongdoing?”

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