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STEFANIK GOES AFTER SCHIFF: Explosive moments during impeachment hearing day 2

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Published on 16 Nov 2019 / In News and Politics

**NOTE: FOX News Now is aware this clip was cut short of everything Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) said during the impeachment hearing on Friday, Nov. 15. YouTube clipping has been off for a while now; however, the ENTIRE three parts of testimony are in our videos and can be re-watched there. Thank you.**

Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, pointed her finger at Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani while detailing her sudden removal from her diplomatic post this year, as a new transcript between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was released and the president said every place she worked "turned bad."

On the second day of nationally-televised impeachment testimony, Yovanovitch, a career diplomat who served both Republican and Democratic presidents, relayed her story of being suddenly recalled by Trump in May, saying she believes Giuliani played a key role in telling people she was not sufficiently supportive of the president.

“I do not understand Mr. Giuliani’s motives for attacking me, nor can I offer an opinion on whether he believed the allegations he spread about me,” Yovanovitch said.

She argued the efforts against her by the president's allies hindered her work.

“If our chief representative is kneecapped, it limits our effectiveness to safeguard the vital national security interests of the United States,” Yovanovitch said.

After the hearing started, Trump began attacking her, tweeting, "Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad." He added, "It is a U.S. President’s absolute right to appoint ambassadors."

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