Take her out. OK?
"The biggest problem, where you need to start is we got to get rid of the ambassador, she's still left over from the Clinton administration", Parnas says. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said the tape "reminds me a lot of what happened" regarding Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation process, where the judge faced a steady stream of sexual misconduct allegations, adding that "all we're missing is Michael Avenatti".
The recording, portions of which were disclosed Friday by ABC News, brings renewed focus to Trump's entanglement with Parnas, whom the President has denied knowing, and to Trump's desire to remove Yovanovitch, an effort central to the impeachment proceedings now underway against him. "An ambassador badmouthing the president is a pretty sound reason to remove an ambassador". Trump has distanced himself from Parnas, and the president's supporters have questioned his credibility and motives.
Yovanovitch denied badmouthing Trump in testimony before impeachment investigators.
Indicted businessman Parnas claimed in an interview with MSNBC earlier this month that the commander-in-chief threatened the freezing of "all aid" to Ukraine until an investigation into the Bidens was opened.
She was sacked a year later following a campaign by Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and others, including Parnas and Igor Fruman.
"I don't know Parnas, other than I guess I had pictures taken, which I do with thousands of people", he said.
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"Certainly, the president meets a lot of people", Lankford added.
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"We've sent recordings to the House Intelligence Committee also", Bondy said.
Giuliani has also been on the record as having pushed for Yovanovitch's firing by Trump claiming she would impede their efforts to get Ukraine dirt on Joe and Hunter Biden. He added that he "wouldn't have been" calling for Yovanovitch's removal unless someone such as Giuliani was present at the dinner.
In an interview with NPR on Saturday, Deputy White House Press Secretary Steven Groves said the president's comments were directed to then aide John DeStefano, not to Parnas. Yovanovitch said she was told by the State Department that she was being recalled because of concerns about her "security".
Giuliani told Fox News on Saturday that he was not at the April 2018 dinner where the recording was made, adding that he did not know Parnas at that time. "I don't care", the President says at a dinner with donors at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC. Take her out. Ok? "As a former law enforcement officer, that line usually comes out of the mouths of gangsters or mobsters or gang members".