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A top U.S. diplomat told Congress on Saturday that the U.S. State Department blocked a statement in support of the U.S. Ambassador in the Ukraine before President Trump, the Ambassador from their position displaced, in the last of may, according to the reports.
Philip Reeker, acting assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian Affairs, said that he tried to have the State Department to “issue a strong statement of support for the” Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch to get them out of forced, over “false” claims.
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He said he had staff for David Hale,Undersecretary of state for political Affairs, that the State Department would not have reported the release of a statement to their defense, Politically.
Reeker testified behind closed doors for more than eight hours.
Philip Reeker, acting assistant secretary of state for Europe, is leaving the Capitol in Washington after a closed-door interview Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. (Associated Press)
“More or less his first day on the job, the Yovanovitch situation explodes,” a person familiar with Reeker’s testimony, who spoke on condition of anonymity according to reports, Politico said.
Yovanovitch told Congress earlier this month that it was a “concerted campaign” against her based on “unfounded and false claims by people with clearly questionable motives.”
Reeker, who began his position in March, said the attacks were launched by Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s personal attorney.
The State Department tried to keep the, Reeker, and you testify, but he appeared on Saturday under subpoena, Politico reported.
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House Democrats launched an impeachment investigation of the President on a July phone conversation between Trump and Ukrainian presidents Vladimir Zelensky, in which Trump asked him to investigate the former Vice-President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, and potentially withhold military aid until an investigation has been launched.