With House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., making a last-ditch effort to bolster the weak impeachment case approved by House Democrats against President Trump, former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch’s name has surfaced again.
Yovanovitch, a star witnesses in the Democrats’ dog and pony impeachment show trial, testified before the House Intelligence Committee back in November, although her offer seemed to be more about feelings than facts.
Schiff sent over new evidence to the House Judiciary Committee late Tuesday that will be given to the Senate in addition to the two articles of impeachment charging Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to finally make the transfer on Wednesday.
Included in the material Schiff delivered were text messages between Lev Parnas, the indicted former associate of Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, and Robert Hyde, a Republican congressional candidate, that focused on Yovanovitch.
In one exchange, Hyde seemed to suggest Yovanovitch’s movements may have been tracked while she was serving as the ambassador to Ukraine.
Hyde allegedly wrote, “they will let me know when she’s on the move,” in what appears to be a reference to Yovanovitch,” according to The Wall Street Journal. He would add later, “if you want her out they need to make contact with security forces.”
This has the Kool-Aid drinkers on the left suggesting an assassination may have been in the works.
Why were they surveilling Yovanovitch? Hard to read these texts as anything other than preparation for the assassination of a US ambassador. Chilling…and damning.
The president is a mobster. https://t.co/pqcqTBI8h5
— Greg Olear (@gregolear) January 14, 2020
— JC (@rnadna2) January 15, 2020
And there should be an investigation because it looks like Trump meant to assassinate Marie Yovanovitch- Trump must be taken out of office immediately for targeting a US Ambassador for possible assassination. https://t.co/MPTBaL3VjK
— jackox48 (@jackox48) January 15, 2020
“During this call, Trump also said of Yovanovitch, “She’s going to go through some things.””
Was Trump planning to assassinate an American ambassador in his quest for reelection?
Is there enough Justice Dept left to investigate this? https://t.co/AvA5GxHDKw
— DB Reiff (@DB4dignity) January 15, 2020
These documents more than suggest that Trump through his associates was planning to assassinate U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch. This cannot be ignored. https://t.co/xyR0C0cHkj
— Ray Hawkins??️? (@Wolfwalk47) January 15, 2020
Hey criminal, your impeached for life, you’ll have an asterisk * by your name Impeached.
Your boy Lev Parnas had a come to jesus moment, outed your, @RudyGiuliani criminal conspiracy to assassinate Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch. #ImpeachedForLife #CoverUp
— Tim (@russelltim151) January 15, 2020
Dude Trump and his thugs wanted to assassinate Yovanovitch. The only reason they didn’t succeed is because someone found out and removed her. You should be ashamed of yourself.
— Gallee50 (@gallee50) January 15, 2020
What were you trying to do to Yovanovitch? You have bigger issues than this trial, buddy. Right now it looks like you were part of an attempt to assassinate a US Ambassador! #TreasonousTrump #ImpeachedForever
— lauren girard (@laureniscooking) January 15, 2020
Another text from Hyde reportedly said. “Wow. Can’t believe Trump hasn’t fired this b–ch. I’ll get right in that.”
Yovanovitch is now calling for an investigation into what happened.
The former ambassador’s attorney, Lawrence Robbins, issued a statement on her behalf, which was obtained by The Hill.
“Needless to say, the notion that American citizens and others were monitoring Ambassador Yovanovitch’s movements for unknown purposes is disturbing,” he said. “We trust that the appropriate authorities will conduct an investigation to determine what happened.”
The new evidence came on the eve of the day Pelosi is expected to finally relent in her failed tactic of holding two impeachment articles against Trump and send them to the Senate. The development suggests Democrats are still trying to frantically dig up more evidence, with the delay by the speaker looking more and more like a ploy for more time to make their case.
Hyde, who runs his own construction company, told NBC News in a text message that he was drinking when he sent the messages to Parnas, before attacking Rep. Schiff “in colorful terms.”
He also took to Twitter late Tuesday to dismiss the new evidence.
“How low can liddle Adam Bull Schiff go? I was never in Kiev. For them to take some texts my buddy’s and I wrote back to some dweeb we were playing with that we met a few times while we had a few drinks is definitely laughable. Schiff is a desperate turd playing with this Lev guy,” Hyde tweeted.
How low can liddle Adam Bull Schiff go? I was never in Kiev. For them to take some texts my buddy’s and I wrote back to some dweeb we were playing with that we met a few times while we had a few drinks is definitely laughable. Schiff is a desperate turd playing with this Lev guy.
— HYDE for U.S. Congress (@rfhyde1) January 15, 2020
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