Fox News’ Tucker Carlson revealed Thursday that Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, allegedly made false statements under oath while testifying behind closed doors in the Democrat’s secret impeachment inquisition.
“Before the contents of the whistleblower complaint were known publicly,” Carlson said, “a Democratic congressional staffer contacted the former American ambassador to Ukraine to discuss what the staffer described as ‘quite delicate and time-sensitive questions.’”
“This show has obtained exclusively an email from that Democratic staffer for the House Foreign Affairs Committee sent by private email to the former American ambassador Marie Yovanovitch,” the Fox News host continued. “Yovanovitch, you know, is a key player in the Democrats’ impeachment probe and was recalled from her post in Ukraine by President Trump in May 2019 following allegations of serious partisanship and political bias.”
The email read: “I’m writing to see if you would have time to meet up for a chat — in particular, I’m hoping to discuss some Ukraine-related oversight questions we are exploring. I’d 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.”
Carlson pointed out the email was sent on Aug. 14, “two days after the whistleblower complaint was filed and a month before that complaint became public.”
“The whistleblower, however, went to Adam Schiff’s team before filing the complaint,” he said.
“The question is, did Schiff’s office tell other Democrats on Capitol Hill what was in the complaint?” he added. “In other words, how long did this effort play out in secret before the rest of the country learned of it?”
Carlson noted that Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., asked Yovanovitch about the email during her testimony and, according to the transcripts, she said she “didn’t respond to that e-mail.”
“In fact, it turns out that she did respond,” Carlson said. “In fact, she said she ‘looked forward to chatting with [the Democratic staffer].”
The exchange can be seen below:
Here's the specific exchange between Yovanovitch and @RepLeeZeldin, in which Yovanovitch clearly denies ever responding to the Democratic House committee staffer: "I didn't respond to that e-mail, because I had already transferred everything to [State]." https://t.co/4z4BNGQQbW pic.twitter.com/hp3uSG8NTo
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) November 8, 2019
Fox News reported that on Aug. 15, Yovanovitch responded to the email: “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.”
Zeldin spoke with Fox News, calling the development “greatly concerning.”
“I would highly suspect that this Democratic staffer’s work was connected in some way to the whistleblower’s effort, which has evolved into this impeachment charade,” the lawmaker said. “We do know that the whistleblower was in contact with Adam Schiff’s team before the whistleblower had even hired an attorney or filed a whistleblower complaint even though Schiff had lied to the public originally claiming that there was no contact.”
Zeldin also said that when he asked Yovanovitch about what the staffer was pursuing in the email, she failed to provide the details that were clearly laid out in the email.
“I specifically asked her whether the Democratic staffer was responded to by Yovanovitch or the State Department,” Zeldin added. “It is greatly concerning that Ambassador Yovanovitch didn’t answer my question as honestly as she should have, especially while under oath.”
Congressman Zeldin took to social media to respond to the segment, acknowledging that Yovanovitch may have perjured herself.
“It appears Ambassador Yovanovitch did not accurately answer this question I asked her during her “impeachment inquiry” deposition under oath,” Zeldin tweeted.
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) November 8, 2019
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
How are Democrat Voters not seeing what’s going on? Are they so stubborn and blinded by bias that facts, reason, and logic have become irrelevant to 10’s of millions of Americans? What gives?
— SHADOW_BLOCKER (@JasonBlocker6) November 8, 2019
Not a shocker… The Dems have been perjuring themselves for years, especially the last 3!
— Crystal Fenton (@Ima4given1) November 8, 2019
Perjury in service to the deep state is not a prosecutable crime.
— W.C. Varones (@wcvarones) November 8, 2019
So when do expect an early morning raid at her home, with cameras and all? Oh wait… ?
— Nikki Proverbs31 (@NikkiProverbs31) November 8, 2019
Until there’s a 5 am raid like Roger Stone, they’re not suffering any consequences.
Until it’s demonstrated they’re going to meet Molach sooner rather than later, they’re going to continue doing what they do
— Mike the Mizzou fan (@THEYHE) November 8, 2019
This is great news, but NOTHING will ever be done about it. When will people start being accountable
— abbc7476 (@chew1974) November 8, 2019
Nail her. Can’t lie. Ask Flynn and others.
— pennie brettin (@Walkmaster1) November 8, 2019
— Wrenagade (@Wrenagade16) November 8, 2019
LOL Schiff's first star witness for muh public impeachment hearings is a perjurer. Perfect. ? https://t.co/dI2Mku1sd4
— ?? Building Trumpmore⚒️ (@k_ovfefe) November 8, 2019
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