Trump claims Marie Yovanovitch wouldn't hang his portrait at embassy

Media playback is unsupported on your device                  Media caption This week's impeachment hearings in three minutes

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Calling into the broadcaster's morning ticket, Fox & Mates, Mr Trump repeated claims which witnesses had brushed apart as unfaithful at some level of additional than 40 minutes of largely one-device dialogue.

Ms Yovanovitch testified last week that she was sacked over "false claims" by people with "questionable motives".

"This ambassador, who everybody says was so wonderful", Mr Trump said, "she wouldn't hang my picture in the embassy". She's in charge of the embassy. She wouldn't hang it.

Yovanovitch was abruptly recalled from her post earlier this year, following what she described as a smear campaign led by Rudy Giuliani, Mr. Trump's personal attorney, and "foreign corrupt interests in Ukraine".

"Look, the ambassador, the woman, she wouldn't even put up - she's an Obama person...."

"I've had a couple of conversations, I've seen him hanging around, you know, when I go to Europe, but he was really a European Union ambassador, and all of a sudden, he is working on this, you know, ask about that", he said. "This was not an angel, this woman, OK?"

It used to be yet additional proof that the president's defend diverges completely from the testimony of witnesses in the public impeachment hearings and the accounts reported in the mainstream USA media. During the call, Mr. Trump called Yovanovitch "bad news".

The president spent a significant portion of Friday's television interview discussing a conspiracy theory that it was Ukraine - not Russian Federation - meddling in the USA 2016 presidential election.

Trump is accused of pressuring Ukraine's President into announcing an investigation into Joe Biden's son, Hunter, and a Ukrainian company whose board he sat on, Burisma.

These claims were branded "a fictional memoir" by one amongst Thursday's impeachment witnesses, historical White Dwelling intelligence legit and Russian Federation knowledgeable Fiona Hill.

The president repeated his claim one day after Fiona Hill, a former Russian Federation adviser on the White House National Security Council, admonished Republicans for pushing unsubstantiated conspiracy theories about Ukrainian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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President Donald Trump listens during a joint news conference with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the East Room of the White House on November 13, 2019, in Washington.

This comes just after the House Intelligence Committee wrapped up five days of public testimony in the impeachment inquiry.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he expects the Senate would hold a trial and that Trump would be acquitted.

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