During the second day of impeachment hearings, Democratic counsel Daniel Goldman showed Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, a call log of a July phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. In one transcript, Trump, ostensibly referring to Yovanovitch, called the career diplomat “bad news.” When Goldman asked Yovanovitch how she felt reading the president’s words about her, she said she was “shocked, appalled, devastated that the president of the United States would talk about any ambassador like that to a foreign head of state — and it was me. I couldn’t believe it.” The impeachment probe centers around a July phone call in which Trump asked the president of Ukraine to investigate former vice president and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. Yovanovitch has testified that she was forced out of her position after Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, engineered a smear campaign against her.
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