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    Hillary Clinton Slams Trump's Yovanovitch Tweet as 'Witness Intimidation'

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    Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testified before the House Intelligence Committee on 15 November as a ''witness'' in the ongoing impeachment inquiry initiated by the House Democrats against President Trump. Yovanovitch is testifying despite her replacement two months before the 25 July call that prompted the impeachment probe.

    Former US Secretary of State and failed 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton lashed out at President Donald Trump for his recent tweets about US ex-envoy to Ukraine Maria Yovanovitch, calling it ''witness intimidation''.

    However, users on Twitter rushed to remind Clinton of her own misdemeanors, including the devastating wars in the Middle East, as well as supposed corruption crimes and the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

    Impeachment Hearing Against Trump

    Trump's comments on Yovanovitch were read out loud by Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) during the House impeachment hearing on 15 November, claiming it was part of a "witness intimidation" campaign.

    In a serious of recent tweets, Trump criticised Yovanovitch for her performance during the impeachment hearing against him and defended his decision to replace her at the post back in May.

    The impeachment inquiry against President Trump was launched on 24 September over a whistleblower complaint that the President allegedly put pressure on the Ukranian president Volodymir Zelensky to investigate into potential corruption dealings of Joe Biden and his son in Ukraine. It turned out later, however, that the information provided by the so-called whistleblower was ''something they heard from somebody else''.

    Right from the start, Donald Trump has dismissed the impeachment inquiry against him as another ''witch hunt'' and insists that pure hearsay cannot serve as the basis for impeachment.

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    Democrats, call, Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, Adam Schiff, impeachment, tweet, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, United States
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