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2019-10-12 Home Front: Politix
AMBO scorned - 'Orange Man broke sacred trust with diplomats'
[Washington Examiner] President Trump decided to recall the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine based on foreign allegations that his own political appointees at the State Department regarded as false, according to the ousted envoy.
See graphic at right for additional 'sacred trust' perspective.
"I ‐ like my colleagues at the State Department ‐ have always believed that we enjoyed a sacred trust with our government," Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch said in her prepared statement to House lawmakers on Friday. "We believe in America and its special role in the world. We also believe that, in return, our government will have our backs and protect us if we come under attack from foreign interests. That basic understanding no longer holds true."

Yovanovitch, 60, rooted that assessment in the circumstances surrounding the abrupt end to her tenure as the top U.S. diplomat in Kyiv, a controversy that proved a foreshock of the political earthquake caused by Trump’s push for Ukrainian officials to investigate his Democratic rivals. The ambassador denied any political bias against Trump, but argued that he was duped by former Ukrainian officials who regarded her anti-corruption efforts as a threat.

"Our efforts were intended, and evidently succeeded, in thwarting corrupt interests in Ukraine, who fought back by selling baseless conspiracy theories to anyone who would listen," Yovanovitch said. "Sadly, someone was listening, and our nation is the worse off for that."

Her prepared statement is an extraordinary rebuke of a sitting president by a career foreign service officer, all the more scathing because she remains a government employee. House Democrats issued a subpoena for her testimony after the the Trump administration objected to her appearing in the absence of a State Department attorney.
Nice bit of opinion-writing by the Washington Examiner Deep Stater
Posted by Besoeker 2019-10-12 02:46|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [554 views ]  Top

#1 That's the bitch interfered in last Ukrainian elections?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-10-12 04:34||   2019-10-12 04:34|| Front Page Top

#2 Ambassador Yovanovitch's mandate to protect Joe and Hunter Biden expired on 12PM Jan. 20, 2016. She forgot or ignored that.
Posted by Whavimp Grath4899 2019-10-12 06:18||   2019-10-12 06:18|| Front Page Top

#3 2017
Posted by Whavimp Grath4899 2019-10-12 06:30||   2019-10-12 06:30|| Front Page Top

#4 "We believe in America and its special role in the world.


To make all swamp creatures wealthy beyond the dreams of avarice, protect Democrats and torment conservatives.
Posted by AlanC 2019-10-12 08:39||   2019-10-12 08:39|| Front Page Top

#5 Appointees to Executive Branch are subservient to the Executive. Short of clear-cut abusive behavior by the Executive they serve at will.
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-10-12 09:25||   2019-10-12 09:25|| Front Page Top

#6 "Sacred trust" with these left wing Obummer diplo weasels? That's a joke. Right?
Posted by JohnQC 2019-10-12 09:54||   2019-10-12 09:54|| Front Page Top

#7 'Orange Man broke sacred trust with diplomats'

As a diplomat you work for the Orange Man, not the other way around. If you had a shred of integrity you would have resigned at the start if this is your attitude. Clear indication you should have been flushed at the start.
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-10-12 10:24||   2019-10-12 10:24|| Front Page Top

#8 Biden made Ukraine fire top prosecutor investigating son’s firm

Two years after leaving office, Joe Biden couldn’t resist the temptation last year to brag to an audience of foreign policy specialists about the time as vice president that he strong-armed Ukraine into firing its top prosecutor.

In his own words, with video cameras rolling, Biden described how he threatened Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in March 2016 that the Obama administration would pull $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees, sending the former Soviet republic toward insolvency, if it didn’t immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

“I said, ‘You’re not getting the billion.’ I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money,’” Biden recalled telling Poroshenko.

https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/436816-joe-bidens-2020-ukrainian-nightmare-a-closed-probe-is-revived
Posted by Herb McCoy 2019-10-12 12:35||   2019-10-12 12:35|| Front Page Top

#9 Shitshow, Part 126
Posted by Lex 2019-10-12 17:11||   2019-10-12 17:11|| Front Page Top

#10 Beginning to come around to H.L Mencken's view on black flags......
Posted by Mercutio 2019-10-12 17:34||   2019-10-12 17:34|| Front Page Top

#11 Explain your sacred trust when the plane load of cash landed in Iran? Or deaths in Benghazi? Or surrender to Cuba? Or open borders? Fast and Furious? Allowing Saudi’s to leave USA after 911?......
Posted by Airandee  2019-10-12 20:44||   2019-10-12 20:44|| Front Page Top

#12 You serve at to the pleasure of the President. Too bad you forgot that.
Posted by CrazyFool 2019-10-12 21:31||   2019-10-12 21:31|| Front Page Top

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