The Daily Beast reports:
Former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch has called for an investigation after newly released documents suggested her movements were being tracked and monitored during an alleged smear campaign against her by allies of President Trump. She requested an investigation Tuesday through her lawyer, Lawrence Robbins.
“Needless to say, the notion that American citizens and others were monitoring Ambassador Yovanovitch’s movements for unknown purposes is disturbing,” Robbins said in a statement. “We trust that the appropriate authorities will conduct an investigation to determine what happened.”
Um holy sh*t. This certainly makes it sound like Parnas and co. were actively tracking Yovanovitch’s movements. This could explain why Yovanovitch was moved out of Ukraine so quickly. https://t.co/4rBRB06ZGN pic.twitter.com/5Gc8WcGPih
— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) January 14, 2020
One part of the Ukraine story that’s never *quite* made sense to me is the air of menace direct at Amb. Yovanovitch that’s always kind of unspecified and never spelled out. Obviously getting fired because you stood in the way of a political hit job sucks, but it’s more than that.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) January 15, 2020
Why were they surveilling Yovanovitch? Hard to read these texts as anything other than preparation for the assassination of a US ambassador. Chilling…and damning.
The president is a mobster. https://t.co/pqcqTBI8h5
— Greg Olear (@gregolear) January 14, 2020
Looks like Trump wasn’t just talking shit when he said Marie Yovanovitch was “going to go through some things.” He had thugs tracking her and talking to each other about the possibility of harming her. No wonder the State Department evacuated her in the dead of night.
— Uncle Blazer (@blakesmustache) January 15, 2020