closeVideo shows trump to discuss Ukraine-Ambassador Yovanovitch’s sacking
Fox receives video from the meeting where Trump calls Yovanovitch be called back. Mark Meredith reports from the White house.
Fox News has obtained the full video of April 2018 meeting, where President Trump told employees that wanted to get fired he and then-U.S. Ambassador to the Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch.
“Get rid of her. You get in the morning. I don ‘ T care. You get in the morning. Take them out. OK? You can do it,” trump is heard to say.
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ABC News first reported on the shooting during a meeting at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, contain Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman – former Rudy Giuliani-employees, which have since been indicted. s of the audio have been aired on ABC News, Fox News, the booking, the full video is here.
Parnas lawyer, Joseph Bondy, provided that the Band.
“In view of their importance for the national interest, we decided to release this recording in such a way as to ensure equal access to the public, and in the effort of clarity, to the American people and the Senate to the need to conduct a fair trial, with witnesses and evidence,” Bondy said in a statement to Fox News.
In the Band, Fruman and Parnas Trump say that Yovanovitch-who is reminiscent of the situation in may 2019 — to speak had negatively about him. It is then that Trump calls for their impeachment.
“The biggest problem where you need to start is, we have to get rid of the Ambassador, she is still left from the Clinton administration,” says Parnas. “She’s basically walking around all the ‘wait, he is accused.'”
Shortly thereafter, Trump separating you say “her.”
The original report had raised new questions about the lengths to which the administration went to keep track of, Yovanovitch remove.
When the first report came out, a source familiar with the shooting, Fox News said that the context of the conversation was not exactly reproduced, the question of how serious the President was in the Band and also noted that the Ambassador served for more than a year after this conversation. It is unclear from the tape alone, how serious trump was at that moment in the meeting was discussed the Ukraine only for a few minutes.
During this discussion, Trump is complaining that the USA has, in contrast to European Nato countries such as Germany, to shoulder the burden of support of Ukraine.
NEW UKRAINE-CHARGES FLY IN THE MIDST OF GIULIANI’S “EVIDENCE”, ” SECRET TRUMP BAND
After ABC first reported on the tape, the Trump administration played down its importance.
“Every President in our history has the right people, the support of his agenda and his policy within his government,” White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement to Fox News on Friday.
Asked about the report on Friday, the trump, The Ingraham angle ‘s told “” Raymond Arroyo that he is not citing Parnas, to get rid of, Yovanovitch during the realization: “I’m not a fan of this Ambassador.”
“I want the Ambassador to be chosen by me. I have said a law on the hiring and firing of ambassadors, the” Trump.
Yovanovitch’s sacking was one of several events, was the center of the house indictment is to slide, as Democrats linked their dismissal to what you say, it was a pressure campaign in order to investigate the Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, a former Vice-President, Joe Biden, the shops in the Ukraine.
The full Band shows trump discussing everything, from trade to golf on pot legalization. On Ukraine, he expresses his surprise that the Ukraine has oil, and asks, how long can you hold without the support of the United States.
“Not long,” explains one of the participants, says before he said that Russia “talks a big game.”
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The house approved two of the indictment in the last month, in connection with the trombone, the efforts of the pressure of the Ukraine while the withholding tax on US aid. The Senate impeachment process began last week with the Democratic house Manager to make their case to the legislature that the President should be removed from office.
On Saturday, Trump, the defense team began to make their case, arguing that Trump had done nothing wrong and call for his acquittal.
Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.