New Records Show Multiple Calls Between Giuliani And Pompeo, Suggest Trump Facilitated Yovanovitch Smear

Courthouse News reports:

President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani had multiple phone calls with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo weeks before the ouster of U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, according to State Department records released under court order Friday evening.

The documents were released to the watchdog group American Oversight in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. Among the records are confirmations of phone calls between Giuliani and Pompeo in late March, set up by President Donald Trump’s assistant Madeline Westerhout, suggesting that the president facilitated the calls.

Yovanovitch was removed from her post in May. Pompeo had previously refused to hand over such documents to House investigators in the impeachment inquiry. Austin Evers, executive director of American Oversight said the documents show why.