Ukraine ambassador ordered surveillance of famous conservatives?


Judicial Watch is investigating if prominent conservative figures, journalists and persons with ties to President Donald Trump were unlawfully monitored by the State Department in Ukraine at the request of ousted U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, an Obama appointee.

This came out in her secret testimony to the House impeachment inquiry that was leaked to the NY Times as the hearing proceeded. It’s Adam Schiff’s favorite tactic – cherry pick anything that might help their tale and then leak to get ahead of the news cycle.

Yovanovitch might have broken the law by ordering monitoring tied to search terms: Biden, Giuliani, Soros, and Yovanovitch.

Judicial Watch has filed a FOIA request for the records.

Prior to being recalled as ambassador to Ukraine in the spring Yovanovitch reportedly created a list of individuals who were to be monitored via social media and other means.

She was told it was illegal and the monitoring was ceased or concealed by the State Department Global Engagement Center, which has looser restrictions on collecting information.

The prominent conservative figures — journalists and persons with ties to President Donald Trump — allegedly unlawfully monitored by the State Department in Ukraine at the request of ousted U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch include:

  • Jack Posobiec
  • Donald Trump Jr.
  • Laura Ingraham
  • Sean Hannity
  • Michael McFaul (Obama’s ambassador to Russia)
  • Dan Bongino
  • Ryan Saavedra
  • Rudy Giuliani
  • Sebastian Gorka
  • John Solomon
  • Lou Dobbs
  • Pamella Geller
  • Sara Carter

Judicial Watch continues its investigation of these matters and will update its reporting as the situation unfolds.



  1. Unfortunately, the AG does not care. People can be arrested, then charged, but Barr arrests zero. We are being conned, now they will delay the IG report again, as the obedient conservative types accept each excuse. Barr and therefore Trump are failing us. Leaders are expected to act like leaders.

    After the IG report is released, Barr would begin actual criminal investigations, taking several more months. I cannot imagine indictments during the conventions. Barr could indict today or 2 months ago. He is using an internal procedure (IG audit) to stall.

    Based on actions, not imagined activity going on behind the scenes, Barr is blocking justice, and will continue to do so, since conservatives are praising him in the midst of irresponsible inaction.

    • I’m still thinking Barr is taking the time to dot all the ‘i’s and cross all the ‘t’s in the findings to ensure that there is no wiggle room for the perps.
      Maybe, at my advanced age, I hope for too much to come of all this investigating.
      My personal favorite for the results of these investigations is trials and lamposts for those who tried to bring down a lawfully elected president. Thus, the nation which elected him.
      Just sayin’.

  2. Marie needs to be charged with whatever can be charged for what she did. No excuses. She knew it was unlawful.
    In a way she is using the latest excuse used by Brennan or Clapper, that they were ordered to do it by their boss 0zero.
    She needs to occupy the same place Marie Antoinette did in the last minutes of her life. Off with her head, the haughty beyotch.
    Just sayin’.

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