The interior ministry has called on the FBI to help shed light on ‘possible criminal offense.’
Police in Ukraine are investigating the possibility that the country’s former U.S. ambassador Marie Yovanovitch was under illegal surveillance before she was recalled from her post, the Associated Press reported Thursday.
The announcement came two days after Democratic lawmakers released documents showing that Lev Parnas, an associate of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, communicating about the removal of Yovanovitch as the ambassador to Ukraine.
In a statement Thursday, the Ukrainian Interior Ministry said “the published messages contain facts of possible violations of Ukrainian law and of the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations, which protect the rights of diplomats on the territory of another state.”
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WNU Editor: The person who sent these texts implying that former U.S. ambassador Marie Yovanovitch was under surveillance is Robert Hyde. To say that Robert Hyde is an oddball is an understatement. To begin. He is saying that he was drunk when he sent these texts, which makes sense because when you read his texts you cannot help but wonder if he is stupid. Even the person who received these texts, Lev Parnas, is saying that he did not take Hyde seriously, accusing him of excessive drinking (see video here). But politics and the media being what it is in Washington, this story is being covered extensively. On a side note, and this one made me laugh, Robert Hyde is running for Congress in Connecticut. As for Lev Parnas, he is getting his 15 minutes of fame right now …. ‘I don’t even know who that man is. I don’t know him. I know nothing about him.’ Furious Donald Trump DENIES knowing Lev Parnas 14 times – but Rudy Giuliani’s indicted sidekick reveals MORE photos of them together (Daily Mail).
State Dept chided for silence over alleged threats to envoy — AP
Ukraine opens criminal probe into whether Trump allies put U.S. ambassador to Kiev Marie Yovanovitch under surveillance — Daily Mail
Pompeo under pressure over threats to Yovanovitch — The Hill