Ukraine Launches Criminal Probe Into 'Illegal Surveillance' Of American Ambassador Fired By Trump

Zero Hedge | 1/16/2020 | Staff
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The first domino in the House Dems' plan to push moderate Republicans to support a decision to call witnesses during President Trump's impeachment trial has just fallen.

As we reported earlier this week, House Dems released a cache of notes and texts from former Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas, who has been accused of funneling foreign money to the Trump campaign.

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Text messages released from March 2019 between Parnas and Robert Hyde, a Connecticut resident who is planning a Congressional run on the Republican ticket, appear to shed light on a plot to try and oust former US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovich. In the conversation, the two discussed rumors that Yovanovich was being protected by the Kremlin (how's that for Russian influence?). They also allegedly discussed the ambassador's whereabouts, and how they had a person on the "inside" to keep tabs on her.

Yovanovich was eventually pushed out, and now Ukraine has opened a criminal case into the possibility of illegal surveillance of Yovanovitch during...
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