Friday night on the radio, LevinTV host Mark Levin took at aim Democrats' latest impeachment accusation against President Donald Trump — that he intimidated a witness by tweeting critically about her.
During Friday morning's House impeachment hearing of former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff paused proceedings to read president Trump's tweet.
“Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad,” Trump said. “She started off in Somalia, how did that go? Then fast forward to Ukraine, where the new Ukrainian President spoke unfavorably about her in my second phone call with him. It is a U.S. President’s absolute right to appoint ambassadors.”
Schiff later called the tweet "witness intimidation in real time" and was joined by other congressional Democrats.
"How could the tweet threaten her?" Levin asked. "How could it be witness intimidation? She's testifying. She wouldn't even have known about it if Adam Schiff hadn't read part of it."
Levin also noted that when Schiff read the tweet during the televised hearing, he omitted the portion of the tweet that said that the Ukrainian president spoke unfavorably about the ambassador "because he is a serial liar; he is a pathological liar."
Levin later concluded that "it's not witness intimidation under the law. It's not witness intimidation — from a constitutional perspective — for somebody to defend themselves. It's not witness intimidation because the witness testified to script. She look intimidated to you? She looked like a hardcore, tough 33-year State Department bureaucrat, and there's no bureaucracy that's worse."
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