According to a new report, ousted Ukraine ambassador Marie Yovanovitch may have lied under oath to Congress during her impeachment deposition. Uncovered emails by Fox News show Yovanovitch was directly contacted by a Democrat congressional staffer on the Foreign Affairs Committee two days after the whistleblower complaint was filed.
The staffer asked to speak to the former diplomat about “delicate” and “time sensitive” issue. Yovanovitch responded to the staffer saying she “would love to reconnect and looked forward to chatting.”
According to her deposition transcript, however, GOP congressman Lee Zeldin pressed her on this exact issue. Yovanovitch claimed someone in the State Department’s Legislative Affairs Office responded to the email and not her specifically. During an interview Thursday, Zeldin said it was concerning Yovanovitch may have testified incorrectly.