After three days of laying out their case, Rep. Adam Schiff says President Trump’s actions are an ‘unending injury to this country’
Fox News just aired a clip of President Trump’s interview, which is set to air in the 10 p.m. hour tonight.
Trump doesn’t deny the ABC recording report, and reiterates that he is “not a fan” of former Ambassador to the Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.
Asked specifically if he was telling Lev Parnas to dismiss Yovanovitch, Trump said, “Well I wouldn’t have been saying that. I probably would have said if it was Rudy there or somebody, but I make no bones about it, I won’t have ambassadors — I have every right, I want ambassadors that are chosen by me, I have a right to hire and fire ambassadors.”
More context: Trump was captured on tape at a 2018 dinner with Parnas and another indicted Giuliani associated, Igor Fruman, demanding the firing of Yovanovitch, who was then the US ambassador to Ukraine, according to Bondy.
“Get rid of her!” a voice appearing to belong to Trump says on the recording, according to ABC News, which on Friday first reported its existence.
“Get her out tomorrow. I don’t care. Get her out tomorrow. Take her out. OK? Do it.”
CNN has not reviewed the tape.