Former President Barack Obama's ambassador to Ukraine, who was fired by President Donald Trump earlier this year, has been accused of lying under oath during her testimony on Capitol Hill for the impeachment inquiry.
Marie Yovanovitch allegedly made false statements while under oath during her October 11 closed-door testimony in the House Democrats’ inquiry into impeaching President Trump.
Yovanovitch is accused of committing perjury by Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY), who has provided copies of her testimony transcript to indicate where she was allegedly lying.
The allegations first emerged in an exclusive report by Fox News's Tucker Carlson on Thursday night, later being confirmed by Zeldin.
“Before the contents of the whistleblower complaint were known publicly, a Democratic congressional staffer contacts the former American ambassador to Ukraine to discuss what the staffer described as ‘quite delicate and time-sensitive questions,'” Carlson reported.
“This show has obtained exclusively an email for that Democratic staffer for the House Foreign Affairs Committee sent by private email to the former American ambassador Marie Yovanovitch.