VIDEO: Yovanovitch Admits She has no Firsthand Knowledge of the July 25th Call

Witness Marie Yovanovitch admitted in her testimony that she has no firsthand knowledge of the July 25 phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Zelensky.

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Rep. Devin Nunes argued former Ambassador Yovanovitch should not be a witness at an impeachment hearing where she is NOT a material fact witness to any of the accusations that are being hurled at the President for this sham impeachment inquisition.

Per Townhall, former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch confirmed in her opening statement on Friday she has no firsthand knowledge of President Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The phone call is at the center of the complaint filed by the whistleblower, which started the impeachment inquiry.

Yovanovitch added she does not have firsthand knowledge of the delay or the discussion surrounding the delay in military aid to Ukraine.

Yovanovitch was removed from her post before Trump’s phone call with Zelensky. She said Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal lawyer, had started a “smear campaign” against her that eventually led to her removal.

“I arrived in Ukraine on August 22nd, 2016, and left Ukraine permanently on May 20th, 2019. There are a number of events you are investigating to which I cannot bring any firsthand knowledge,” Yovanovitch said.

“The events that predated my Ukraine service include, the release of the so-called black ledger and Mr. [Paul] Manafort’s subsequent resignation from President Trump’s campaign and the departure from office of former Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin. And several other events occurred after I returned from the Ukraine. These include President Trump’s July 25th, 2019 call with President Zelensky. The discussions surrounding that phone call and any discussions surrounding the delay of security assistance to Ukraine in the summer of 2019,” she continued.

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