On the second day of the public hearings on the Ukrainian case, Marie Yovanovitch, a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, did not present any facts in her statements that implicated President Donald Trump in illegal actions.
Based on her intervention, the journalists that make up the Fox News television program “The Five” commented on the most outstanding parts of what Yovanovitch said.
First, journalist Jesse Watters alluded to the dismissal of the former ambassador, who said she felt “smeared,” and the journalist reminded her, “Under Obama, ambassadors were coming back in body bags,” referring to Christopher Stevens, the former U.S. ambassador to Libya who was killed by Islamic extremists in 2012.
He also mentioned that former President Obama fired all the ambassadors appointed by Bush, to name those of his choice.
The journalist also stressed that the Democrats involved in the impeachment “are criminalizing everything,” and related the facts for which President Donald Trump is being criticized today, but which were previously executed by the Democrats.
“Witness tampering? Really? Schiff colluded with the whistleblower. That’s witness tampering. Bribing? How about when Obama sends pallets of cash to Iran? More of a bribe than this,” the journalist said on “The Five” on Nov. 15.
“Freezing aid for a blink of an eye? That’s a bribe? Tweeting is now an impeachable offense? That’s witness tampering? Trump says let’s go to court and then you want to get him for obstruction? They’re criminalizing everything,” Watters added, mentioning more facts that show the double standards used by Democrats to question President Trump’s actions.
Watters alluded to President Trump’s tweet referring to Yovanovitch, which was read by House Intelligence Committee Democratic Chairman Adam Schiff at the hearing and about which the former ambassador said she felt bullied by its content.
“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,” was the message read by Schiff.
During the same hearing Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) with only two questions directed at Yovanovitch clarified the entire content of the impeachment.
Rep. Chris Stewart,”I would now feel compelled to ask you, Madam Ambassador, as you sit here before us, very simply and directly, do you have any information regarding the president of the United States accepting any bribes?”
Ms. Yovanovitch, “No.”
Rep. Stewart, “Do you have any information regarding any criminal activity that the president of the United States has been involved with at all?”
Rep. Stewart concluded: “The American people know this is nonsense,” and added: “The American people know this is unfair.”
The hearings are part of the Democrat-driven impeachment on whether President Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden, one of his political rivals.