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Donald Trump addressed in a meeting with donors in April 2018 the dismissal of the then US ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, one of the matters that are judged in impeachment to the president.
He did it crudely in conversation with two Ukrainian businessmen whom he now says he does not know, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, who collaborated in the campaign of pressures against the Government of Kiev. Details are known through the explosive broadcast this weekend of a video recording taken with Fruman's mobile phone.
The 80-minute document is shocking not only with regard to the Ukrainian scandal, but because of the way the president shares information of all kinds – from the crisis of Ukraine and Russia, to the construction of the wall with Mexico – with donors on a private date at your Washington hotel.
“Fire her, throw her tomorrow. I do not care. Check it out tomorrow. Take it out In agreement? Do it, ”says the Republican to someone, after who seems to be Parnas tells him that“ the big problem ”is the ambassador, who goes“ saying to the whole world: ‘You will see, they will subject you to an impeachment”.
Yovanovitch is one of the witnesses who testified in the House of Representatives in the preliminary investigation phase of the Trump trial and testified that she had been fired after a smear campaign in retaliation for not collaborating with the alleged pressures on Kiev to obtain dirty rags about the political rivals of the president.
Trump is accused of abuse of power for pressuring Ukraine to get him to announce investigations that would harm Democrats, specifically, one about Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential candidate leading the polls, and his son, Hunter, who was at salary in a Ukrainian gas company -Burisma- while his father was vice president of Obama.