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Trump attack on Yovanovitch exposes GOP's muddled impeachment defense

25 days ago   |   By Politico

Donald Trump is alone. Not a single Republican lawmaker on the House Intelligence Committee backed up the president's mid-hearing attacks on veteran diplomat Marie Yovanovitch Friday as she described a Trump-fueled “smear campaign” that effectively ended her career. Not a single one sought to legitimize the “campaign of disinformation” she described, which was perpetuated by Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani and led Trump to abruptly recall her from Ukraine in May and badmouth her to Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelensky in July. Democrats worked methodically to portray Yovanovitch's removal...
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