Ex-Ukraine ambassador testifies in impeachment hearing: Five things to watch


House Democrats hope the public testimony of Marie Yovanovitch on Friday breathes life into their narrative that President Trump and his associates carried out a shadow campaign to oust the top U.S. diplomat to Ukraine.

Yovanovitch, a career diplomat, described to House investigators last month a “dangerous precedent” where the president’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, corrupt Ukrainian officials, and disreputable media figures succeeded in ousting a U.S. ambassador who they saw as standing in the way of their business and political interests. 

Yovanovitch has testified that she felt “threatened,” “concerned” and uncomfortable upon learning that Trump singled her out during his summer phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. 

Here are five things to watch at the second public impeachment hearing:

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