Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, testified that it was Russia, not Ukraine, that interfered in the 2016 election, pushing back against Republicans’ assertion that the Ukrainian establishment took steps to disadvantage then-candidate Donald Trump. In response to a question from Republican counsel Stephen Castor, the former ambassador, who was ousted from her position, said the incidents he described “don’t seem to me to be a plan or a plot by the Ukrainian government to work against President Trump or anyone else.” “I would just remind again that our own U.S. intelligence committee has conclusively determined that those who interfered in the election were in Russia,” Yovanovitch added. The House Intelligence Committee heard testimony from Yovanovitch on Nov. 15 as part of the impeachment probe against Trump.
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