Democrats worked for seven hours to paint a picture of a cover-up by President Donald Trump as they questioned former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch.
But when Republican Rep. Chris Stewart got a hold of her the truth about why she was testifying became painfully apparent.
“Do you have any information regarding POTUS accepting bribes?” Rep. Stewart asked, to which Yovanovitch answered “no”
“Do you have any evidence of any criminal activity from POTUS?” he asked in his next question, and she again answered “No.”
Then what was the former ambassador doing at this hearing? What was she a witness to other than her own firing?
This was, in effect, a show trial designed for the purpose of getting the American people to believe that something happened.
It is, by design, made to look like the Nixon hearings with a on of witnesses who actually witnessed nothing first hand.
The representative thanked Yovanovitch for directly answering his questions, which was undoubtedly tough for her with the immense pressure on her from the Democrats.
“The American people know this is nonsense,” Rep. Stewart said after the hearings.“The American people know this is unfair.”
Indeed, anyone with the ability to form a cognitive thought in their heads has to be able to see that this entire sham is ridiculous.
White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement after the hearing that “Zero evidence of wrongdoing by the President was presented.
“In fact, Ambassador Yovanovitch testified under oath that she was unaware of any criminal activity involving President Trump.”
“It is difficult to imagine a greater waste of time than today’s hearing, and yet unfortunately we expect more of the same partisan political theater next week from House Democrats,” she said.
“The Democrats second day impeachment witness, Ambassador Yovanovitch, has no information on any of the relevant questions,” Rep. Mark Meadows said. “They have no case. This is not serious.”
Representative Stewart talked to his local newspaper, The Salt Lake Tribune, where he expressed confidence that the American citizens would see the sham for what it is.
““I think that public support for impeachment is actually going to be less when these hearings are over than it is when the hearings began,” he said.
“The American people are going to be able to see the evidence and they’re going to be able to make their own determination regarding that,” the representative said.
The former ambassador did a lackluster job at providing any reason to impeach the President of the United States, and she made herself a new enemy in the form of the mother of one of the victims of the Benghazi attack, Fox News reported.
The mother of one of the four Americans killed in the 2012 Benghazi attacks slammed former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch on Friday, accusing the former diplomat of exploiting her son’s death during a public House impeachment hearing against President Trump.
Patricia Smith — mother of Sean Smith, a U.S. Foreign Service employee working in Libya — weighed in on Yovanovitch during an appearance on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle.”
During testimony Friday, Yovanovitch — who was ousted from the Trump administration after leading anti-corruption efforts in Ukraine — had grouped herself in the same category as other American diplomats who lost their lives on the job.
“We are the 52 Americans who 40 years ago this month began 444 days of deprivation, torture and captivity in Tehran, we are the dozens of Americans stationed at out embassy in Cuba and consulates in China who mysteriously and dangerously … were injured attacked,” the ambassador said, presumably to show solidarity with other ambassadors.
“We are Chris Stevens, Sean Patrick Smith, Ty Woods, and Glen Doherty,” she continued. “Who people rightly called heroes for their ultimate sacrifice to this nation’s foreign policy interests in Libya eight years ago. We honor these individuals.”
But Smith was furious about the comparison.
“He’s dead. He’s dead, and they don’t care,” she said. “And now she’s worried — I can’t talk very well right now. I’m quite upset about this. I don’t know why people keep bringing Benghazi into this. She had nothing to do with Benghazi.”