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Trump’s Nominee Throws Giuliani To The Wolves, Reveals Smear Campaign Against Impeachment Witness

John Sullivan, President Donald Trump’s nominee for ambassador to Russia, revealed to lawmakers on Wednesday that trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani was at the center of a smear campaign in the State Department against then-U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, who has become a key witness in the impeachment inquiry.

“My knowledge in the spring and summer of this year about Mr. Giuliani was in connection with a campaign against our ambassador to Ukraine,” John Sullivan revealed to Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) at a Senate foreign relations hearing.

Sullivan said that he was also given a package of disinformation that was being circulated in the State Department to smear Yovanovitch. He indicated that the package originated from someone in the White House.

Sullivan insisted that he turned the package over to the inspector general after he was not able to determine who created it.

The revelation comes as Democrats ramp up their investigation into a whistleblower’s allegation that Trump asked the Ukrainian president to investigate Democratic candidate Joe Biden and his son after withholding military aid to Ukraine.

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