Rep. Denny Heck, D-Wash., questioned Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, in a public hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Heck said he was “angry” that Yovanovitch was removed from her post after her 33 years of service to the U.S. “In fact, I’m very angry. About how it is the most powerful person on the face of the Earth would remove you from office after your stellar service, and somehow feel compelled to characterize you as ‘bad news,'” Heck said. He added that the president’s words used against Yovanovitch amounted to bullying, but it didn’t diminish her achievements. The impeachment probe centers around a July phone call in which Trump asked the president of Ukraine to investigate former vice president and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. Yovanovitch has testified that she was forced out of her position after Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, engineered a smear campaign against her.
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