One of Adam Schiff’s star witnesses, Marie Yovanovitch communicated with a Democrat staffer about a ‘delicate’ issue immediately after the whistleblower complaint was filed, according to emails obtained by Fox News. She denied it under oath.
UH OH PERJURY
The former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch communicated via her personal email account with a Democratic congressional staffer concerning a “quite delicate” and “time-sensitive” matter. This was two days after the whistleblower complaint was filed, launching the Trump-Ukraine boondoggle.
The emails contradict Yovanovitch’s deposition on Capitol Hill last month. She told U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., about an email she received Aug. 14 from the staffer, Laura Carey — but falsely claimed under oath that she never responded to it.
The communication came “from the Foreign Affairs Committee,” and “they wanted me to come in and talk about, I guess, the circumstances of my departure,” Yovanovitch testified, describing Carey’s initial email. “I alerted the State Department, because I’m still an employee, and so, matters are generally handled through the State Department.”
Yovanovitch continued: “So, she emailed me. I alerted the State Department and, you know, asked them to handle the correspondence. And, she emailed me again and said, you know, ‘Who should I be in touch with?'”
THE EXCERPT OF THE TRANSCRIPT AND THE EMAILS
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) November 8, 2019
Politico reporter Kyle Cheney claims there is no evidence she lied. He was not specific, except to link to Hewitt’s tweet. In any case, she will face questioning again next week. This will undoubtedly come up.
This story is a mess. There’s no indication here that Yovanovitch said anything incorrect — let alone that she said anything that would meet the extraordinarily high bar of perjury to Congress. https://t.co/OjAgn2cjBY
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) November 8, 2019