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President Donald Trump received a verbal rap across the knuckles Friday for tweeting about former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch during her appearance before the House Intelligence Committee.

Yovanovitch was summoned as part of the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry to give her perspective on the relationship between Ukraine and the Trump administration.

During comments she made about Trump loyalists trying to remove her from her post, the president himself tweeted about Yovanovitch, according to The Hill.

“Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad,” Trump tweeted.

“She started off in Somalia, how did that go? Then fast forward to Ukraine, where the new Ukrainian President spoke unfavorably about her in my second phone call with him. It is a U.S. President’s absolute right to appoint ambassadors.”

Fox Business host Lisa Kennedy Montgomery claimed the tweet crossed a line.

“Should the president be tweeting at her mid-hearing? No, it makes him look like a big, dumb baby,” Kennedy said on the Fox News show “The Five.”

“And he makes her look like a victim, and if he’d just let it go, the last two days of hearings and testimony would’ve been a snoozefest.”

Trump’s comment became part of the hearing when House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff read the tweet to Yovanovitch, who said it could have an intimidating effect on witnesses, The Hill reported.

During a White House event later, Trump was asked about accusations from Democrats that his tweet was a form of witness tampering, according to a White House media pool report.

“I’ll tell you about what tampering is. Tampering is when a guy like Shifty Shift doesn’t let us have lawyers,” Trump said. “Tampering is when Schiff doesn’t let us have witnesses, doesn’t let us speak.”

“I’ve been watching today. For the first time, I started watching and it’s really sad when you see people not allowed to ask questions. It’s totally — nobody has ever had such horrible due process. There was no due process.”

Trump said the hearings are “considered a joke all over Washington and all over the world.”

“It’s a disgrace what’s happening,” he said. “But you know what? The American public understands it. And that’s why the poll numbers are so good. And that’s why other things are so good. What they’re doing in Washington with that hearing — and, by the way, it’s a political process. It’s not a legal process.”

Trump then defended his right to comment as he wished.

“In the history of our country there has never been a disgrace like what’s going on right now. So, you know what? I — I have the right to speak. I have freedom of speech, just as other people do,” he said.

Trump was later asked if he considered his comments and tweets to be intimidating.

“I don’t think so at all,” Trump said.

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40 Comments
  • Nannytk says:

    And Schiff should never have read the tweet.

  • BURNEL says:

    Marie :: You werev appointed by an unconstitutional in the white house.. You should have to repay the money paid to you.. Go back in your corrupt hole and enjoy the rest of your corrupt life.

  • chrisVN says:

    Lisa Kennedy Montgomery ????? I watch Fox, ( a lot less now though ), and I’ve never heard of her.

    • Joy says:

      that’s because she goes by the name ”kennedy” instead of her whole name ….. and she is one of the most IRRITATING IGNORANT ASSES on fox news !!!! I cannot stand her, and a whole lot of other people can, either !!!!

    • Bill says:

      She’s a bit crazy, and she looks like she doesn’t belong there. That’s why you didn’t pay her no mind. Didn’t even see her.

    • Kenneth Hecker says:

      Kennedy just goes by Kennedy. I’ve only heard her mention her first name once.

      As usual Schiff is grasping at straws. He loves the word “collusion” (didn’t he lie several times that he had absolute proof of collusion by the President with Russia, which magically didn’t get to Mueller’s report?), and “obstruction”. Why did he decide to read what Trump had said on Saturday about Yovanovitch during her testimony. She would have not been “intimidated” by the quote if he had not read it.

      Trump fired Yovanovitch (poor baby) because the new president of the Ukraine was unhappy with her for being totally in the pocket of his predecessor, and not accepting him as the president of his country. By the way, if you want to see insight into the new president of Ukraine, watch his tv series on Netflicks, “Servant of the People” I believe it was done in 2015, and he plays a high school teacher in Kiev who is elected president of Ukraine. It’s a wonderful comedy, and includes a fun look at how Zelinskiy’s country was run.

      • Kenneth Hecker says:

        And yes, it was poor judgement on the President’s part (as usual) to tweet what he did about Yovanovitch when he did. But that’s what we love about him. Let Trump be Trump (isn’t that the title of a book?) Every word he speaks counteracts the poor press he gets, and will help him get reelected (that and a great economy and great unemployment numbers).

  • Kelly says:

    Kennedy, stay in your lane………zip it…

  • Merrill says:

    Go back to MTV KENNEDY!!!!

  • Richard says:

    I fully support the president. But I have to agree with Kennedy. It was a tactical error.

    • Bill says:

      Most of what Trump does seems like tactical errors, but they nalways winds up winning in his favor. Keep up the good work and KAG FOR 2020…

  • ALSCV says:

    Kennedy you do not know what you are talking about. Trump told you and the public why he removed the ambassador Yovanovitch. Reread what the president said, slowly so you can grasp his reason. Go back to your specialty at Fox Business.

  • Clyde says:

    Kennedy MTV is calling….

  • Dragonfly43 says:

    I saw what Kennedy said and, while not very nice, I’d hardly call it a heated attack.

  • Antiglblst says:

    The ambassador had ZERO knowledge of anything illegal. She was not on the call. She is nothing more than a disgruntled employee and should not have been testifying about anything.

  • OCIndependent says:

    It was intimidation. That is witness tampering. Deny it and continue to lose your credibility. Trump has done this before. Just like the God Father. He tries to degrade someone who worked hard for Republicans and Democrats. Just as he badmouths every contract he stiffs and many of our good veterans.

    • Steve Menice Sr says:

      I wouldn’t trust anything coming from the WaPo. They are certified fake news just like CNN.

    • James says:

      and you believe the media of the post? if anything he asked the dr about this pain in his ass. dr says its cause by democratis stupidity. he is healthly…over than a weight gain he is good to go even 2020 and beyond

  • Gary Schuy says:

    Democrats are a Joke.They are so desperate it is pathetic.They have nothing and now they grasp on Straws.The Senat will cut them to Pieces.

  • Tisa says:

    President Trump has every right to say that. She is his employee and she wasn’t doing a good job! He got her out! And that tweet explains why! Suck it up, CRYBABIES

  • Steve Menice Sr says:

    Only a snowflake would consider it threatening. I heard aggravation which is very understandable but not even a hint of any threat. Just snowflakes melting down and running for their safe spaces and crying out for their mamas.

  • coachpan says:

    Kennedy needs a nose job!

  • Stephen Russell says:

    I favor his tweets but this gives ammo to the Dems & Kennedy is for the President, Bad optics White House.

  • Bob Buchanan says:

    This didn’t look even close to a heated attack, that is the way she always talks about everything so this headline is false or less than honest.

  • Jonathan Brown says:

    I love everything about Trump, but Kennedy was right about this. Stupid, Sir.

  • jecsl says:

    Why did Schiff even have his phone on during the hearing? In most courtrooms, people are told to turn off their phones when court is in session.

  • antilib says:

    Where’s the “Heated attack”??? More clickbait from Right Wing Folks.

  • Bill says:

    There are times I just wish the President would chill. Sometimes, I think his tweets are more damaging to him than good. This is one that I don’t think helped his cause. Just saying…

  • Ann Smulewicz says:

    I and 60 million others voted for the President to rid this country of self-serving career political parasites, who call themselves public servants; i.e. Marie Yovanovitch.
    According to Fox,…96%…of the media has been…negative…in their reporting on the President. The only means by which the President has to defend…himself…and present his opinions is by tweeting.
    The President enjoys a favorability among 96% of Republicans.
    I’m the…”American people”…, and I am aware of the damage that is being done to our country by Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi and the Swamp and thankful that the President is unafraid to defend…OUR… views.

  • Jan says:

    There are too many women who want to be treated equal to men and when they are, they play the victim card. Ridiculous.

  • Paul Clink says:

    I have supported Trump from the beginning and until this one tweet. But Kennedy is right on this one…Trump’s timing on this one was tactically bad. This is something he should have held back until after this phony session was over, when it would have not given the idiot media more ammunition…” never piss off the alligator until after you have crossed the swamp….”

  • T KNOW says:

    LOL! If that intimidated she has no business to be an ambassador to anywhere! Kennedy should go back to comedy!

  • Anna says:

    Lost all respect for Kennedy! She must be on Soros’ payroll now, too.

  • JD says:

    His comments can’t be intimidating if she didn’t even know about it until Schi## for brains told her

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