Chairman Schiff interrupted his impeachment circus during the questioning of former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovich, to reveal that President Trump tweeted about the fired ambassador. Schiff read President Trump’s tweets aloud, so they could be entered as part of the record, and to attempt to prove that President Trump was attempting to intimidate the witness.
Here the tweets Schiff read aloud:
Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad. She started off in Somalia, how did that go? Then fast forward to Ukraine, where the new Ukrainian President spoke unfavorably about her in my second phone call with him. It is a U.S. President’s absolute right to appoint ambassadors.
….They call it “serving at the pleasure of the President.” The U.S. now has a very strong and powerful foreign policy, much different than proceeding administrations. It is called, quite simply, America First! With all of that, however, I have done FAR more for Ukraine than O.
The CSPAN Video below shows Schiff reading the tweets aloud, as the fired ambassador smiled broadly, revealing that she was feeling anything but intimidated, and more likely satisfied that President Trump was possibly compromising himself with his tweets.
.@RepAdamSchiff reads President Trump tweets about Marie Yovanovitch.
Marie Yovanovitch: "It's very intimidating."
Schiff: "Some us here take witness intimidation very very seriously.
— CSPAN (@cspan) November 15, 2019
Fox News host Bret Baier, a never-Trump favorite of the left, immediately threatened that President Trump was “intimidating the witness” with his tweet. Baier claimed that it’s a “crime” to intimidate or tamper with the witness, adding, in dramatic fashion, that it was, “essentially an article of impeachment in real-time.”
Bret Baier: "This whole hearing turned on a dime when Trump tweeted about her real time … that enabled Schiff to then characterize that tweet as intimidating the witness or tampering with the witness, which is a crime. Adding essentially an article of impeachment real time." pic.twitter.com/OGZ0BPPOtD
— Lis Power (@LisPower1) November 15, 2019
The Federalist’s Sean Davis immediately responded to Bret Baier’s claim, tweeting, “She wouldn’t have even known about the tweet had Schiff not read it to her.” Davis asked, “So who’s doing the intimidating?”
Former U.S. Circuit Court judge and U.S. Solicitor General Ken Starr spoke with Fox News host Sandra Smith about President Trump’s tweet that judge, jury and executioner, Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA), interrupted to proceedings to read during Marie Yovanovich’s testimony.
Starr told Fox News host that “abuse of power is there as a potential tool to use” against Trump. He reminded her that Democrats “need something more” to impeach Trump, than what they have.
Starr spoke about Trump’s tweet about Yovanovich during the hearings, asking, “Do we now have intimidation of witnesses? Starr responded, “I don’t think so,” adding “Under all the circumstances, the president coming forth with an ill-timed, ill-conceived tweet, as Representative Stewart said, ‘It’s not going to intimidate anyone.” First of all, it’s out in public view. There’s no threat against the family, and so forth.” He continued, “I understand, intimidation of witnesses is a very serious thing. This is not that. I don’t even think it’s even close to that.”
Schiff is not going to win with his dirty tactics. The support for President Trump is only growing with every day of the Democrat Party’s “Impeach the motherf***er” (a phrase that has become the battle cry of the Democrat Party since Democrat Rashida Tlaib famously threatened her first priority as a new member of the House on the day of her inauguration) hearings.
#ShiftyShiff is reading your tweet in Congress now to #MarieYovanovitch ! Schiff is so nervous he is going to use every little thing to keep this #coup going ! Here comes comes the Victim Woman Card …He is intimidating her? This has zero to do with the phone call🤷♀️#Coup
— Elizabeth Carver ❤️ (@ElizabethMTHC) November 15, 2019