Ukraine is finally opening an investigation, but instead of the sham investigation that President Donald Trump demanded against former Vice President Joe Biden, it’s an investigation that could expose more about his plot to oust U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovich.
Last July, Trump attempted to extort Ukraine into announcing a fake investigation into Biden in order to hurt him ahead of the 2020 Election, a move that would benefit Trump’s campaign.
Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani was directly involved in the scandal, even sending a letter to Ukraine President Zelensky that has since been revealed by the House Intelligence Committee after Giuliani’s associate Lev Parnas provided it along with many other documents as additional evidence.
Part of Trump’s scheme also involved trying to get rid of Yovanovitch, who would have been an obstacle to Trump getting what he wanted because Yovanovitch would have blown the whistle. And so, Parnas worked with current Connecticut GOP candidate Robert Hyde to stalk and spy on Yovanovitch.
Emails between Parnas and Hyde paint a scary picture.
“Wow. Can’t believe Trumo [sic] hasn’t fired this bitch,” Hyde wrote. “I’ll get right in that.”
Hyde kept tabs on her whereabouts and even knew when her devices were turned off or on.
Even Trump was in on it, informing Zelensky during a phone call that she “would go through some things” and called her “bad news.”
In the end, Trump used the threat against her safety that he manufactured as an excuse to recall her back to the United States.
Ukraine never opened the investigation into Biden as he demanded, but is now opening a criminal investigation into the stalking and spying on Yovanovitch, according to CNN reporter Fred Pleitgen.
“They said they’re basing all this on the materials made public by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence,” Pleitgen said. “All those text messages and similar communications that were published over the past 24 hours. And then a key part of the statement I want to read. It says, Ukraine’s position is not to interfere in the domestic affairs of the United States of America. However, the published references cited by the media contain a possible violation of the law of Ukraine and the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, which protects the rights of a diplomat on the territory of a foreign country.”
Here’s the video via YouTube:
This is devastating to Trump because he is involved. Parnas has already directly implicated him, and now Ukraine could at least confirm Trump’s involvement in the scheme against Yavonovitch. Trump could very well be found to have violated international law again.
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