Judicial Watch has obtained information indicating Yovanovitch may have violated laws and government regulations by ordering subordinates to target certain U.S. persons using State Department resources. Yovanovitch reportedly ordered monitoring keyed to the following search terms: Biden, Giuliani, Soros and Yovanovitch. Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the State Department and will continue gathering facts from government sources.
Prior to being recalled as ambassador to Ukraine in the spring Yovanovitch reportedly created a list of individuals who were to be monitored via social media and other means. Ukraine embassy staff made the request to the Washington D.C. headquarters office of the department’s Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs. After several days, Yovanovitch’s staff was informed that the request was illegal and the monitoring either ceased or was concealed via the State Department Global Engagement Center, which has looser restrictions on collecting information.
“This is not an obscure rule, everyone in public diplomacy or public affairs knows they can’t make lists and monitor U.S. citizens unless there is a major national security reason,” according to a senior State Department official. If the illicit operation occurred, it seems to indicate a clear political bias against the president and his supporters. Yovanovitch, a career diplomat who has also led American embassies in Kyrgyzstan and Armenia, was appointed ambassador to Ukraine by Obama in 2016. She was recalled by the State Department in May and remains a State Department employee in Washington D.C.
And here are the people on that list--this may not be exhaustive:
Donald Trump Jr.
Michael McFaul (Obama’s ambassador to Russia)
No Mark Waugh, outrage!!!!!ReplyDelete
I'm just a little person.Delete
You are too humble, If not for your efforts we would all be in the dark.Delete
Well, there goes another witness Schiff can't call for public testimony.ReplyDelete
This alleged info seems to be leaking from an insider to the Administration and/or Sarah Carter.ReplyDelete
Its interesting that Ms. Yova thought she could get away with this without notice... ?
If it is true, it strongly suggests this was standard operating procedure for the Obama Administration- the ambassador was just doing what she was used to doing.Delete
You're probably right. The DoS says--NOW--that's not acceptable. A few years ago, probably SOP.Delete
Sometimes phrases get used too much. "Clown car" is one that's been used a lot lately.ReplyDelete
Still, I can't think of a better phrase to use. It's hilarious. It seems like the Dems/Deep State/Media have the reverse Midas Touch. Everything they try turns to a disaster.
Shifty was on Faze the Nation and said that he should've been a little clearer. How much I would've given if Margaret Brennan would've retorted "You mean, you shouldn't have lied"?