Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, questioned Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, in a public hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Ratcliff pushed Yovanovitch on whether it would be appropriate for the U.S. to investigate Burisma, the energy company where the son of former vice president Joe Biden, Hunter, served on the board. “I think that it could raise the appearance of a conflict of interest,” Yovanovitch said. The impeachment probe centers around a July phone call in which Trump asked the president of Ukraine to investigate 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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