Monday, October 14, 2019

Marie Yovanovitch Was A Total Headcase

Really--this is the kind of goof that the Dems didn't want Trump to fire? This is the type of person they think they can bring forward as a credible witness in an impeachment trial? They simply can't be serious. It's theater--and bad theater, at that. Via Judicial Watch:

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:

Jack Posobiec 
Donald Trump Jr. 
Laura Ingraham 
Sean Hannity 
Michael McFaul (Obama’s ambassador to Russia) 
Dan Bongino 
Ryan Saavedra 
Rudy Giuliani 
Sebastian Gorka 
John Solomon 
Lou Dobbs 
Pamella Geller 
Sara Carter


  1. No Mark Waugh, outrage!!!!!

    Rob S.

    1. You are too humble, If not for your efforts we would all be in the dark.

      Rob S

  2. Well, there goes another witness Schiff can't call for public testimony.

  3. This alleged info seems to be leaking from an insider to the Administration and/or Sarah Carter.

    Its interesting that Ms. Yova thought she could get away with this without notice... ?

    1. 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.

    2. You're probably right. The DoS says--NOW--that's not acceptable. A few years ago, probably SOP.

  4. Sometimes phrases get used too much. "Clown car" is one that's been used a lot lately.

    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"?