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White House Accidentally Sends Ukraine Talking Points To Democrats: Report

The White House accidentally sent Democrats a list of talking points related to ex-Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch’s Friday House deposition, The Hill reported Friday, citing two sources with knowledge of the email.

It’s the second time in a month the administration has sent its Ukraine talking points to Democrats.

The email included guidance for Republicans seeking to defend the president from potentially damaging witness testimony from an ambassador who was removed from her post in May under controversial circumstances.

In copies of the guidance obtained by The Hill, the White House encouraged Republicans to adopt a series of messages designed to turn the tables back on Democrats, including attacks on House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s (D-Calif.) handling of the investigation.

The email marks the second time the White House has accidentally sent talking points to Democrats in recent weeks, after an administration official inadvertently emailed them suggested rhetoric defending the July 25 phone call.

During testimony, Yovanovitch told House lawmakers that she was removed after “a concerted campaign” against her from President Trump and his allies.

The White House did not immediately respond to The Hill’s request for comment.


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