Former US Ambassador to Ukraine (Yovanovitch)'s Testimony

Jul 2019
she has testified that she was removed under false pretenses by people with questionable motives. Those of us who have been paying attention already knew this.

Giuliani, Rep Sessions, and the State Department pushed it

Ms. Yovanovitch’s searing account, delivered at the risk of losing her job, could lend new momentum to the impeachment inquiry that imperils Mr. Trump. She said undermining loyal diplomats would embolden “bad actors” who will “see how easy it is to use fiction and innuendo to manipulate our system” and serve the interests of adversaries, including Russia.

“Today we see the State Department attacked and hollowed out from within,” she said. She said the allegations that she was disloyal to Mr. Trump, circulated by allies of Rudolph W. Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, were totally “fictitious.”

“I do not know Mr. Giuliani’s motives for attacking me,” she said. But people associated with Mr. Giuliani “may well have believed that their personal financial ambitions were stymied by our anti-corruption policy in Ukraine,” she said.
also of note

Less than two months after the State Department asked her to extend her tour as ambassador until 2020, she said, she was abruptly told to return to Washington “on the next plane.”

the whole article is worth a read if you can

Link to Opening Statement below:

Dec 2018
so State Dept tried to block her testimony and House came back with a subpoena. This morning. Brilliant.

that's why Schiff wouldn't comment this morning.

plus 1 patriots

So here's what we know so far.

If the impeachment chairs ask people to testify, the White House won't allow it. If they issue a subpoena for testimony, the White House is yet to get in the way. Yet...
Jul 2019
she is definitely pivotal to this case

trump/giuliani went to great lengths to remove her because she was anti-corruption

just saw this too, which is quite the plot twist. Lutsenko was on board with Giuliani in April, and then had a change of heart in May (after Zelinsky won the election) (at least publicly, he did)

this probably needs its own thread, going to make sure it's verified first