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Marie Louise "Masha" Yovanovitch is an American diplomat and member of the senior ranks of the United States Foreign Service. She served in multiple State Department posts, including Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (2004–2005); U.S. Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan (2005–2008); U.S. Ambassador to Armenia (2008–2011); Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (2012–2013); and Ambassador to Ukraine (2016–2019). Yovanovitch is a diplomat in residence at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University. On January 31, 2020 it was reported that she has retired from the State Department.
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Recording shows Trump called for firing of former Ukraine ambassador, report saysA recording of President Trump calling for former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch's firing a year before she was recalled was reported Friday.
U.S. will work to determine if ex-ambassador Yovanovitch was under threat -PompeoThe U.S. State Department will do everything necessary to determine whether former U.S. ambassador Marie Yovanovitch was under threat in Ukraine, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday.
Pompeo Says He ‘Never Heard’ That Ambassador Might Be Under SurveillanceDiplomats have seethed over the secretary of state’s lack of outward support for Marie L. Yovanovitch, who was abruptly pulled from Ukraine after attacks from President Trump’s allies.
Pompeo says State Dept will do everything to evaluate if Yovanovitch was under threatThe U.S. State Department will do everything it needs to do to determine if former U.S. ambassador Marie Yovanovitch was under threat in Ukraine, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a radio..
'Never heard about this at all': Pompeo says he knew nothing about alleged Yovanovitch trackingNewly released text messages suggest Lev Parnas, an associate of Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, discussed tracking the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine.
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Ukraine launches probe over whether US Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch was trackedUkraine launches investigation into claims U.S. Amb. Marie Yovanovitch was placed under surveillance by people linked to President Donald Trump.
Ukraine Investigates Reports of Illegal Surveillance of U.S. AmbassadorA text message exchange including a businessman involved in the effort to pressure Ukraine into investigating Joe Biden suggested that Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch was being watched in Kyiv.
Top Democrat demands probe of 'profoundly alarming' threats against former U.S. Ambassador YovanovitchNew evidence in the impeachment probe suggests ex-ambassador Marie Yovanovitch was under surveillance by associates of Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
Was former Ambassador Yovanovitch being watched in Ukraine? She wants that investigated following new evidenceIn documents released by House committees investigating impeachment, Giuliani associate Lev Parnas appears to discuss monitoring of Yovanovitch
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Giuliani: Trump Relied on My Claims in Recalling U.S. DiplomatRudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, says he provided the president with information that the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine was impeding investigations that could benefit Trump..
Giuliani Provides Details of What Trump Knew About Ambassador’s RemovalRudolph Giuliani said in an interview that he briefed the president “a couple of times” about Marie Yovanovitch, the envoy to Ukraine, setting her recall in motion.
Trump claims Marie Yovanovitch refused to hang his portraitThe president asserted Friday that then-U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch refused to hang his photo at the embassy in Kiev for at least a year. He said she was "not an angel"
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Hill says there was "a different channel" regarding UkraineNational Security Council expert Fiona Hill testified on Thursday that there was a "different channel" at work in the State Department with regard to Ukraine. Republican counsel Stephen Castor asked..
Schiff slams "smear" campaign against Marie YovanovitchHouse Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff introduced the two witnesses that will testify Wednesday evening and noted that David Hale, the undersecretary of state for political affairs, was a..
Nancy Pelosi says Trump's Yovanovitch tweet was about his 'own insecurity as an impostor'"I think part of it is his own insecurity as an imposter. I think he knows full well that he's in that office way over his head," Pelosi said.
What Rudy and 'Three Amigos' were up to(CNN)It was a powerful television moment: the ex-US ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, listening to a snippet from a rough transcript of President Donald Trump -- the man who ousted her --..
Senior State Department official tells CBS News Trump "isn't Presidential"A current senior State Department official who used to work with Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch told CBS News Trump "isn't presidential." CBS News White House producer Fin Gomez spoke about the interview..
A day that underscored the corruption swamping the Trump presidency(CNN)A fateful convergence of events Friday reflected a culture of corruption and intimidation endemic to the circle of a President who vowed to drain the swamp but instead became its incarnation...
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Special edition of "Red and Blue": Yovanovitch says she felt threatened by TrumpA key witness in the impeachment inquiry publicly testified Friday she felt threatened by comments from President Trump. CBS News intelligence and national security reporter Olivia Gazis, Associated..
11/15/19: Red and BlueRepublicans argue Yovanovitch lacks first-hand knowledge of July phone call in question; Comparing the Trump impeachment inquiry to impeachments of past presidents.
The most revealing moments from Marie Yovanovitch's impeachment inquiry testimonyThe former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine testified Friday in the House impeachment inquiry. CBS News discusses the most revealing moments.
Labeled ‘Bad News’ by the President, an Ambassador Headlines a Bad Day for TrumpIn an impeachment hearing, Marie L. Yovanovitch expressed disbelief that an American president would call her “bad news” in a call with a foreign leader.
With a Tweet, Trump Upends Republican Strategy for Dealing with YovanovitchHouse Republicans planned ahead, hoping to strike a respectful tone at Friday’s impeachment hearing. Mr. Trump’s tweet was exactly the kind of attack they had hoped to avoid.
Trump accused of witness intimidation during impeachment hearingPresident Trump is accused of witness intimidation and now faces another possible impeachment charge. He attacked Marie Yovanovitch on Twitter while she was testifying. Nancy Cordes reports.
Pelosi: Trump trying to "undermine" strength of ex-Ukraine ambassador with tweetsPresident Trump is accused of witness intimidation after he targeted former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch on Twitter. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret..
Trump blasts ousted ambassador as she testifiesOusted Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch provides chilling detail in Trump impeachment hearings of being suddenly ousted from her post and feeling threatened. As she spoke, the president tweeted..
House members debate Trump's tweets on YovanovitchAfter the second open House impeachment hearing concluded, congressional members disagreed on whether the president's tweets amounted to witness intimidation. (Nov. 15)
Intimidation among key takeaways from the Trump impeachment hearing with Marie YovanovitchFormer U.S. ambassador Marie Yovanovitch testified Friday in the House's impeachment inquiry into President Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine.
'Witness intimidation is a crime': reaction to Trump impeachment hearingThe U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee held its second public hearing on Friday in an impeachment inquiry examining President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine, with Marie..
Marie Yovanovitch, Ex-Ukraine Envoy Ousted by Trump, Says She Feels Intimidated by HimAs Ms. Yovanovitch testified, President Trump tweeted insults at her, drawing charges of witness intimidation.
'You're tough as nails and you're smart as hell'- Quotes from Trump impeachment hearingThe U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee held its second public hearing on Friday in an impeachment inquiry examining President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine. The witness was..
Devin Nunes congratulates Marie Yovanovitch on her "performance"Before questioning former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch during the second day of public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee..
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