EXCLUSIVE:Former U.S. Ambassador to UkraineMarie Yovanovitch, a key witness in House Democrats impeachment inquiry, communicated via her personal email account with a Democratic congressional staffer concerning a quite delicate and time-sensitive matter -- just two days after the whistleblower complaint that kickstarted the inquirywas filed, and a month before the complaint became public, emails obtained Thursday by Fox News Tucker Carlson Tonightshow.
The emails appear to contradictYovanovitchs deposition on Capitol Hilllast month, in which she told U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., about an email she received Aug. 14 from the staffer, Laura Carey -- but indicated under oath that she never responded to it.
The communication came from the Foreign Affairs Committee, and they wanted me to come in and talk about, I guess, the circumstances of my departure in May as ambassador to Ukraine, Yovanovitch testified, describing Careys initial email. I alerted the State Department, because Im still an employee, and so, matters are generally handled through the State Department.
Yovanovitch continued: So, she emailed me. I alerted the State Department and, you know, asked them to handle the correspondence. And, she emailed me again and said, you know, Who should I be in touch with?
Fox News is told it is a breach of normal procedure for congressional staff to reach out toa current State Department employeeat their personal email address for official business.
Asked directly whether she responded to Careys overtures,Yovanovitch testified only thatsomeone in the Legislative Affairs Office at the State Department had responded to Carey, to the best of her knowledge.
Yovanovitchdid not indicate that she hadresponded to Careys first email in any way, and testified explicitlythat she did not reply to Careys follow-up email concerning whom she should contact at the State Department.
However,emails obtained by Fox News Tucker Carlson Tonightshowed that in fact, Yovanovitch had responded to Careys initial Aug. 14 email, writing that she would love to reconnect and look forward to chatting with you.
On Aug. 14, Careyreached out to Yovanovitch with pleasantries about the last time the two had crossed paths -- when I was detailed to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee -- before noting that Carey had resigned from the State Department to join the House Foreign Affairs Committee staff performing oversight work.
Im writing to see if you would have time to meet up for a chat in particular, Im hoping to discuss some Ukraine-related oversight questions we are exploring, Carey then wrote to Yovanovitch. Id appreciate the chance to ground-truth a few pieces of information with you, some of which are quite delicate/time-sensitive and, thus, we want to make sure we get them right.
Carey continued: Could you let me know if you have any time this week or next to connect? Happy to come to a place of your choosing, or if easier, to speak by phone at either of the numbers below. Im also around this weekend if meeting up over coffee works.
READ YOVANOVITCHS DEPOSITION TESTIMONY -- ZELDINS QUESTIONS ARE ON PG. 213
On Aug. 15, Yovanovitch responded: Thanks for reaching out -- and congratulations on your new job. I would love to reconnect and look forward to chatting with you. I have let EUR [Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs] know that you are interested in talking and they will be in touch with you shortly.
On Aug. 19, Carey wrote, Great -- thanks for the response and I look forward to hearing from them. As mentioned, it would be ideal to connect this week... assuming this week is doable for you schedule-wise?
Zeldin told Fox News on Thursdayit was greatly concerning thatYovanovitch may havetestified incorrectly that she did not personally respond toCareys email.
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I would highly suspect that this Democratic staffers work was connected in some way to the whistleblowers effort, which has evolved into this impeachment charade, Zeldin said.We do know that the whistleblower was in contact with [House Intelligence Committee Chairman] Adam Schiffs team before the whistleblower had even hired anattorney or filed a whistleblower complaint even though Schiff had lied to the public originally claiming that there was no contact.Additionally, while the contents of the email from this staffer toAmbassador Yovanovitch clearly state what the conversation would be regarding, Yovanovitch, whenIaskedherspecifically what the staffer waslookingto speak about,did notprovide these details.
Zeldin added: I specifically asked her whether the Democratic staffer was responded to by Yovanovitch or the State Department. It is greatly concerning that Ambassador Yovanovitch didnt answer my question as honestly as she should have, especially while under oath.
It is greatly concerning that Ambassador Yovanovitch didn't answer my question as honestly as she should have, especially while under oath.— U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y.
A Democratic House Foreign Affairs Committee spokesperson, however, characterized the outreach as innocuous, saying it was related toYovanovitchs public ouster as the envoy to Ukraine.
The committee wanted to hear from an ambassador whose assignment was cut short under unusual circumstances, the spokesperson said. This staff outreach was part of monthslong efforts that culminated in the September 9 launch of an investigation into these events. Congress has a constitutional duty to conduct oversight. The State Department doesnt tell Congress how to do that job, and should be more concerned with the culture of retaliation and impunity that has festered under this administration.
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Neither Carey nor the State Department immediately responded to Fox News requests for comment.
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President Trump ordered Yovanovitch to be recalled from her post this past May following allegations of partisanship and political bias. Democrats have suggested her service was terminated so that the Trump administration could carry out illicit foreign policy with Ukraine.
George Kent, a career official at the State Department, told House investigators conducting the impeachment inquiry that a Ukrainian official told him Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani had conspired withYuriy Lutsenko, the then-prosecutor general of Ukraine, to throw mud as part of a campaign of slanderagainst Yovanovitch.
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That accusation came out intestimony released earlier Thursday.
Well, Mr. Giuliani was almost unmissable starting in mid-March, Kent told investigators.As the news campaign, or campaign of slander against, not only Ambassador Yovanovitch unfolded, he had a very high media presence, so he was on TV, his Twitter feed ramped up and it was all focused on Ukraine.
Tucker Carlson Tonight investigative producer Alex Pfeiffer contributed to this report.B:
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【安】【曼】【达】【微】【微】【的】【叹】【着】【气】，【此】【时】【她】【真】【坐】【在】【华】【丽】【的】【导】【力】【轿】【车】【内】，【有】【些】【百】【无】【聊】【赖】【的】【看】【着】【窗】【外】【的】【风】【景】。 【想】【到】【之】【前】【她】【父】【亲】【开】【的】【聚】【会】，【瞧】【着】【大】【厅】【内】【所】【谓】【夏】【鲁】【卡】【贵】【族】【的】【做】【派】，【她】【只】【是】【感】【觉】【到】【有】【些】【恶】【心】。 【于】【是】【她】【找】【了】【一】【个】【借】【口】，【就】【提】【前】【离】【开】【了】【谢】【尔】【奇】【大】【酒】【店】。 “【真】【是】【一】【群】【无】【聊】【之】【人】！”【安】【曼】【达】【红】【唇】【微】【微】【一】【些】。 “【小】【姐】，【你】【要】
“【唔】，【希】【望】【我】【下】【来】【啊】……【既】【然】【如】【此】，【那】【就】【没】【办】【法】【了】。” 【莎】【莎】【乖】【乖】【下】【来】，【坐】【在】【叶】【丞】【隔】【壁】【的】【位】【子】【上】。 【接】【着】【出】【声】：“【唔】……” 【她】【一】【副】【百】【思】【不】【解】【的】【样】【子】【思】【索】【着】。 【夏】【依】【似】【乎】【松】【了】【口】【气】，【这】【点】【让】【叶】【丞】【略】【带】【罪】【恶】【感】。 【从】【一】【旁】【传】【来】【莎】【莎】【念】【念】【有】【词】【着】“【是】【什】【么】【不】【对】【呢】……【是】【嫌】【重】【吗】”【的】【声】【音】。【接】【下】【来】【这】【回】【她】【点】【头】“【嗯】”
【而】【很】【快】【这】【些】【任】【务】【都】【被】【自】【动】【完】【成】，【因】【为】【掌】【控】【国】【家】【军】【队】【力】【量】【的】【罗】【迪】，【只】【需】【要】【按】【部】【就】【班】【的】【让】【空】【降】【兵】【或】【龙】【族】【解】【决】【恶】【魔】，【便】【能】【不】【断】【地】【完】【成】【任】【务】。 【他】【这】【半】【年】【里】【已】【经】【搞】【定】【了】【三】【百】【六】【十】【多】【个】【类】【似】【的】【任】【务】，【虽】【然】【每】【个】【任】【务】【给】【的】【经】【验】【值】【都】【不】【多】，【但】【积】【沙】【成】【塔】【之】【下】，【也】【是】【足】【够】【将】【第】【二】【进】【阶】【职】【业】【推】【进】【到】【了】55【级】。 【到】【了】【这】【种】【程】【度】，【罗】【迪】【的】“汉中特变电工有限公司招聘【这】【些】【人】【的】【选】【择】，【都】【很】【明】【智】。 【村】【长】【是】【个】【标】【杆】，【他】【怎】【么】【选】【择】，【诚】【然】【会】【影】【响】【很】【多】【人】【的】【判】【断】。 【甚】【至】【很】【多】【人】【为】【了】【偷】【懒】，【盲】【目】【的】【信】【任】【村】【长】。 【也】【就】【是】【他】【怎】【么】【选】【择】，【别】【人】【就】【怎】【么】【选】【择】，【恐】【怕】【不】【会】【有】【什】【么】【大】【事】【出】【现】。 【但】【更】【多】【的】【人】，【甚】【至】【可】【以】【说】【是】【绝】【大】【多】【数】【的】【主】【流】【人】【群】，【他】【们】【都】【不】【会】【这】【样】【做】。 【无】【论】【这】【个】【世】【界】【上】【有】【多】【少】【人】【说】
【文】【化】【中】【心】【附】【近】【的】【某】【洒】【店】【内】，【官】【方】【庆】【功】【酒】【会】【正】【在】【举】【行】。 “【江】【笑】，【祝】【贺】【你】，【虽】【然】【两】【次】【都】【输】【给】【了】【你】，【但】【你】【拿】【奖】【是】【实】【至】【名】【归】。” “【谢】【谢】，【城】【哥】【客】【气】【了】！” 【看】【到】【来】【到】【面】【前】【的】【郭】【负】【城】【送】【上】【祝】【贺】，【江】【笑】【自】【然】【也】【笑】【着】【回】【应】【道】。 【另】【外】【显】【然】【也】【不】【用】【多】【说】，【在】【之】【前】【颁】【奖】【典】【礼】【上】【郑】【休】【纹】【一】【句】【猜】【中】【了】【的】【话】，【自】【然】【昭】【示】【他】【真】【有】【拿】【到】【最】【佳】
【他】【没】【有】【想】【到】，【阴】【影】【人】【敢】【主】【动】【对】【火】【组】【出】【手】。 【但】【如】【今】【一】【看】，【阴】【影】【人】【的】【实】【力】【却】【不】【容】【小】【觑】，【接】【近】【三】【百】【号】【人】【的】【实】【力】，【纵】【然】【平】【均】【水】【平】【不】【高】，【也】【能】【通】【过】【人】【数】【的】【优】【势】【弥】【补】【不】【足】。 【火】【组】【的】【人】【数】【远】【不】【止】【这】【么】【点】，【光】【是】【据】【点】【就】【分】【布】【全】【国】【各】【地】，【每】【个】【城】【市】【都】【有】。 【但】【单】【独】【一】【个】【据】【点】，【人】【数】【可】【没】【有】【这】【么】【多】。 【临】【州】【市】【这】【边】，【按】【照】【梁】【风】【了】【解】