Lawsuits Filed Against House Democrats' Impeachment Witness

  • 01/20/2020 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Lawsuits Filed Against House Democrats' Impeachment Witness
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Government watchdog Judicial Watch has filed two Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests on the alleged activities of former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie "Masha" Yovanovitch.

Yovanovitch was born in Canada after her parents fled the Soviet Union and then the Nazis. She moved with her family to Connecticut as a toddler, becoming a naturalized American citizen at the age of 18.

Yovanovitch served for years in senior positions with the United States Foreign Service, before her final posting as United States Ambassador to Ukraine.

Although she served under Democratic and Republican administrations, many argue that Yovanovitch's actions betray her liberal biases. 

After President Trump fired Yovanovitch last year, Washington, D.C.'s bureaucratic class and their media enablers spun the story to undermine Trump.

However, new reporting suggests that while in Kyiv, Yovanovitch requested illegal monitoring of American citizens. (RedState)
 

Note that last item in particular, which is part of her real reason for having been posted to Kyiv. What could that illegal monitoring entail? Judicial Watch has been looking into the former ambassador’s activities and filed two Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits last week in order to obtain more information:

Judicial Watch is going to court to uncover details of the alleged monitoring of President Trump’s family, lawyer and journalists, as ordered by the since-recalled U.S. Ambassador to the Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch.The two Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits against the State Department for documents tied to the alleged monitoring of President Trump’s intimate circle and journalists covering him is an extension of our Judicial Watch investigation, which began in October 2019, into the alleged monitoring, via CrowdTangle and other means. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch is alleged to have ordered State Department entities to conduct the monitoring. The list of the alleged targets includes:

Jack Posobiec
Donald Trump Jr.
Laura Ingraham
Sean Hannity
Michael McFaul (Obama’s ambassador to Russia)
Dan Bongino
Ryan Saavedra
Rudy Giuliani
Sebastian Gorka
John Solomon
Lou Dobbs
Pamella Geller
Sara Carter

Amb. Yovanovitch reportedly ordered monitoring keyed to the following search terms: “Biden,” “Giuliani,” “Soros” and “Yovanovitch.”

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