Listen To Former Ambassador To Ukraine Testify In Impeachment Hearing

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November 14, 2019 - 11:34 am
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch arrives at the U.S. Capitol October 11, 2019 in Washington, DC.

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Marie Yovanovitch, the former American ambassador to Ukraine, will testify Friday to the House Intelligence Committee as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. 

Click here to listen live to the hearing. It has been scheduled to start at 6 a.m. Pacific. 

Yovanovitch, who was recalled from her post in Kyiv by the Trump administration in May, will be asked about the influence of Rudy Giuliani, Trump's personal lawyer, in shaping U.S. policy toward the Eastern European country.

Giuliani allegedly undermined Yovanovitch's job security because she didn't cooperate with his efforts to unearth incriminating information on former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden in Ukraine.

Yovanovitch, who has already testified privately to impeachment investigators, will be the third witness to answer questions publicly. On Wednesday, William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine and George Kent, a senior State Department official, were the first witnesses called to an open session by the impeachment panel. 

House Democrats launched the impeachment probe following complaints from a whistleblower that Trump dangled crucial military aid to Ukraine in exchange for an investigation into the Bidens and an unfounded theory that Ukraine, rather than Russia, had meddled in the 2016 election. 

Trump has denied doing anything wrong and said that the transcript from his phone call with Ukraine's president shows his conduct was above board.