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WATCH: Marie Yovanovitch’s full opening statement | Trump impeachment hearings

Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, told House lawmakers on Nov. 15, that she appears before the House committee as an “American citizen who has devoted the majority of my life — 33 years — to service the country that all of us love.”
Speaking during the second day of public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, Yovanovitch said that she had “no agenda” other than to pursue U.S. stated foreign policy goals. 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.

For more on who’s who in the Trump impeachment inquiry, read: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/whos-who-in-the-trump-impeachment-inquiry

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