On Monday, a House committee released transcripts from multiple testimonies that are part of the ongoing impeachment inquiry.
In the transcripts, it was revealed that Marie Yovanovitch, the former United States ambassador to Ukraine, told House lawmakers that she felt “threatened” by remarks that were made by Donald Trump.
During her testimony, Yovanovitch was asked about Trump’s statement on the call with Zelensky, where he vowed that the then-ambassador was going to “go through some things.”
“I didn’t know what it meant,” she said. “I was very concerned. I still am… You know, there’s a universe of what it could mean.”
Yovanovitch speculated that Trump loyalists at the State Department or FBI could be investigating her.
“I mean, I just simply don’t know what this could mean, but it does not leave me in a comfortable position,” she explained.
Yovanovitch told lawmakers that she felt threatened when she read the readout of Trump's call with Zelensky in which the President said "she's going to go through some things." pic.twitter.com/9zPuhnLtcy
— Amy Mackinnon🐞 (@ak_mack) November 4, 2019
Yovanovitch got a call 1AM Ukraine time from a State official, said she had to leave right away, take the next plane to DC, for her "security" (but it didn't seem like physical threat).
Later explanation that Pompeo had tried to "protect" her from Trump, but no longer could pic.twitter.com/DCjyDGNqqV
— Andrew Prokop (@awprokop) November 4, 2019