Nunes noted that she had not talked to Trump this year or been part of preparations for a July phone call in which Trump asked the Ukrainian president for the investigations.
But the rough transcript differs from what the White House had originally said about the call in a brief readout it provided to reporters on April 21. It consists largely of pleasantries and words of congratulations.
"I actually think that where I've served over the years I and others have demonstrably made things better, you know, for the USA as well as for the countries that I've served in".
Trump said he would "look into that", and that "at a very minimum, we'll have a great representative".
The top Republican on the panel, Rep. Devin Nunes of California, bemoaned the hearings as a "daylong TV spectacle".
"The president is going to defend himself", the New York Republican said.
"First of all, I'm grateful the president has released the call record", he continued.
Yovanovitch disagreed with Trump's assessment that she made a mess of things while in Kiev.
Key backer of 'White Helmets' found dead in Istanbul
According to the reports of worldwide media, it is being speculated that Le Mesurier fell from the balcony of his home office. Turkish media reports said he was found with fractures to his head and legs and appeared to have fallen from a balcony.
At 8 a.m., on Friday, November 15, the House Intelligence Committee hearing will be gaveled in.
President Donald Trump is being investigated for allegedly using the power of his office to pressure Ukraine to investigate his political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden. Taylor replaced her as the former top United States diplomat in Ukraine.
Still, Trump's reelection effort raised more than $3 million on the first day of public impeachment hearings, and campaign manager Brad Parscale announced it now hopes to raise $5 million within a 24-hour span.
Other diplomats testifying in the investigation have defended Yovanovitch, saying she was the target of "smear" campaign by the president's allies. She said, "I don't think the president should have done that".
It's nearly as if Trump wanted to add an article of impeachment against himself.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Trump's actions toward Ukraine amount to "bribery".
Marie Yovanovitch, under questioning from the Democrats, said she felt threatened by the president as she detailed the story of being abruptly recalled from her post as us ambassador to Ukraine. It was all part of a swiftly developing series of events that sounded alarms about the White House's shadow foreign policy.
Yovanovitch is the only person testifying during Friday's hearing.
Schiff wasted little time in shining a light on the obvious, asking Yovanovitch about the effects of Trump's attacks on other witnesses and their willingness to come forward and expose wrongdoing.