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NEWSFEED WEEKEND: Why is Trump Accuser, Yovanovitch, above Scrutiny & Criticism?

J Robert Smith

  • Nov. 16, 2019
  • 3 min read

Trump took to Twitter on Friday morning to claim that “everywhere” U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch went “turned bad” and suggested she was to blame for the situation in Somalia, where she did her first tour. Yovanovitch was asked to react to the tweets during the hearing on Friday which was being carried live on air, and described them as “intimidating.”

The president’s tweet ran counter to a desire by Republicans to avoid attacking the character of career public servants like Yovanovitch, who boasts decades of service in the diplomatic corps in both Republican and Democratic administrations.

The Hill, November 16, 2019

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