AMBASSADOR YOVANOVICH TRANSCRIPT:
TL;DR: Giuliani and those Ukrainian Mob dudes came in and tried to block anti-corruption in Ukraine - and to get a deal to help Trump in the 2020 election.
Amb. Yovanovitch is the real deal, a career diplomat who works the State Dept's toughest countries. Total pro.
SCHIFF: "Wow, you totally got shanked by Mobsters after a lifetime of service."
SCHIFF: "We got your back; if anyone messes with you, tell us. Oh, and we regret to inform you, some really irritating people are here and may ask absurdly annoying questions.
GOP: HERE ARE A BUNCH OF WHINY COMPLAINTS ABOUT THINGS THAT MAKE NO SENSE
please god make it stop they know they know they know we're doomed oh god
"Trump tried some executive privilege nonsense, but...like all the other times, he can never back it up legally."
Q: When did Fruity G start his own stupid State Dept in Ukraine?
A: Dec 2018.
Yutsenko is directly tied to the Russian Mob. And that's who Fruity G was meeting with.
Prosecutor General in Ukraine is like FBI *and* DOJ, but without independence. It's one of the things they were trying to reform.
Fruity G came to subvert the U.S. Foreign Service, alongside his pals, Ukrainian Mob dudes who are now indicted in the U.S.
The old prosecutor, Lutsenko, unsurprisingly wasn't quite sincere about rooting out corruption. (Which makes sense now, given his ties.)
Lutsenko was trying to go *around* normal diplomatic channels to talk to Trump's team.
Just like Fruity G was in Ukraine.
All of the sudden, The Hill (where Wilbur Ross is on the Board of Directors) starts running these Mob talking points.
The Hill was very helpful in this regard. https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/434892-senior-ukrainian-justice-official-says-hes-opened-probe-into-us-election …
The Hill started pushing the conspiracy theory months ahead of the July 25th shakedown call with Trump and Zelenskyy.
Fruity G just went around the State Department like it was no big thing - based solely on being Trump's "lawyer."
Why get rid of the Ambassador? She was too focused on establishing the rule of law, which the Mob tends to hate.
February 2019: Watch your back! Parnas and Fruman are in town!
Dale Perry: another American apparently freelancing with his own commercial interests.
Fruity G creeped out more than a few Ukrainian officials, who realized these guys were breaking all diplomatic norms.
DIPLOMACY IS NOT PARTISAN.
Partisan diplomacy is incredibly bad on every level.
It's not functional at all, and if you engage in it, everyone loses.
And messing with an upcoming election in the U.S.?
Nobody with a brain would try that.
So - and hat tip to for the analysis here - RIGHT AFTER DEMS TAKE THE CHAIRS OF COMMITTEES, Trump and the Mob are going full press to get Ukraine to help them with the 2020 election.
All of this was bad to even marginally non-Mobbed up people. Just bad, bad, bad.
WHOA. THERE WERE UKRAINIANS WHO WANTED THE ELECTION INTERFERENCE TO SWING BOTH WAYS - FOR TRUMP TO INTERFERE IN UKRAINIAN ELECTIONS?
This just got insane. 🔥
Giuliani was there to hurt Joe Biden's political chances. Period.
BAD. Just bad. The whole thing.
This whole affair is a violation of the clearest principles of diplomacy.
"Better ambassador" = ambassador not so stuck on being not-Mobbed up
The Indicted Foreign Service: Instead of career professionals, have some guys who run Mafia Rave and Fraud Guarantee to skulk around countries looking for people willing to "play ball" - and then who get arrested.
Lord save us.
Fruity G has been rolling in Ukraine since just post-9/11 days. Wow, while he was lobbying for Purdue Pharma, too. So interesting...
Just after Manafort is indicted, Fruity G goes to Ukraine!
Trump Tower Moscow! BINGO!
Trump: "READ THE TRANSCRIPT!"
Yovanovitch: "Dude, they don't *make* transcripts like normal administrations."
Poroshenko: perhaps not entirely the anti-Yanukovych.
As time passed (after 2014 and Russia went full-on attack) Russian Mobligarchs became less worried over time.
(Well, those days are gone now!)
Ukraine was ready for real change - but that threatened some very powerful interests.
WHOA. Lutsenko is directly part of trying to blame the Obama Administration and anti-corruption forces in Ukraine for attacking the US election in 2016 and beyond - instead of blaming Russia. 🔥🔥🔥
Annoying people: LEAKS LEAKS LEAKS UNFAIR DEEP STATE LEAKS
In which Fruity G is successful getting a career diplomat recalled from a post that is key to NATO security.
He's in terrible trouble, kids.
Amb. Yavanovitch is told to get outta Dodge, immediately, for "security."
Amb. Yavanovitch isn't even given time to leave in a dignified, professional manner.
In which Amb. Yovanovitch realizes she's simply been shanked by Mobsters at the expense of the United States' security - and the world's.
If Trump is doing *his own* personal direct-to-Mobster foreign policy around his own State Department, well, we're way past impeachable, anyhow.
The summary of all of this is pretty simple:
Trump and his cronies, like Yanukovych, Lutsenko, and their cronies, serve Semion Mogilevich, Putin, and the Russian Mob. Full stop.
Remember the timing: Barr has shut down Mueller - but the Mueller Report is out. He's going to testify.
Now, Trump and the traitors go full blast on the Ukraine conspiracy propaganda. Against U.S. democracy.
And Fox News is DIRECTLY implicated in the conspiracy.
FARA charges are quickly becoming the absolute least of their problems.
The Mueller Report drops April 18, 2019 - and within a week, Trump is trying to get a brand new ambassador in Ukraine who can conspire with Lutsenko to help him hurt Biden in 2020. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/read-text-full-mueller-report-n994551 …
OH You mean Ulrich Brechbuhl who founded Thayer Aerospace with Mike Pompeo with money from the Koch Brothers? Weird.
Timing! So Bob Mueller's report goes live April 18, 2019, Zelenskyy is elected three days later, Trump hears he's maybe not a Mobster - and he freaks and pulls Yavanovich.
I guess he missed the memo that "The Mueller Era Is Over" from those stupid media outlets.
Annoying People: SAY BIDEN! ADMIT IT! COME ON! YOU ORDERED BENGHAZI FAST AND FURIOUS DO NOT PROSECUTE! SAY BURISMA! SAY BIDEN!
Jeez, Chairman Schiff, it sounds bad when you say it like that.
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