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4 items of note in Ambassador #Yovanovitch Opening Statement

1. State Dept said they removed her "under pressure from" Trump without cause.

2. Pressure from Trump started in Summer 2018—same period mentioned in Indictment of Giuliani associates' Parnas and Fruman

3. #Yovanovitch confirms one of final pieces of #Whistleblower complaint that had not been corroborated in the public record.

In our exhaustive analysis of the WB complaint, this small piece was missing. It's now confirmed.

WB: "On or about 29 April"
#Yovanovitch: "late April"
@rebeccaballhaus @MichaelCBender Here's the analysis of the Whistleblower complaint:


Finally ...
@rebeccaballhaus @MichaelCBender 4. Powerful though implicit point in #Yovanovitch Statement appears to be:

Far from caring about or fighting corruption, Giuliani-Trump entered into "unfortunate alliance" with those Ukrainians who are part of the corrupt system.

i.e., corrupt prosecutors Shokin, Lutsenko, more
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