State Dept Official Hits Giuliani In Impeachment Deposition

Veteran diplomat George Kent is accusing President Trump’s personal lawyer,Rudy Giuliani, of leading a campaign of lies and incorrect information about ousted U.S.-Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch.

In newly-released transcripts of his deposition in the House impeachment inquiry, Kent said Giuliani's assertions were without basis and "untrue, period." To review, Kent is a deputy assistant secretary of state and an expert on Ukraine and Russia. Apparently, he also raised concerns about Giuliani's efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democrats and said he was subsequently sidelined in deliberations on Ukraine.

We’ll learn more next week as Kent is scheduled to testify in the first public hearing of the impeachment investigation on Wednesday. A statement from Democrats leading the impeachment probe says Kent "recognized the impropriety of pressuring Ukrainian officials to undertake politically-motivated investigations to help President Trump's re-election prospects in 2020."

  • Read the full text of George Kent’s testimony HERE.

Source:USA Today

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