President Trump has a good reason for everything he does!
Here, Trump explains to Fox & Friends why he didn't like Ukrainian Ambassador Yovanovitch.
According to CBS News:
President Trump attacked former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch on Friday, saying she was "not an angel" and claiming she refused to hang his framed photograph in the embassy in Kiev for at least a year.
"This ambassador that everybody says was so wonderful, she wouldn't hang my picture in the embassy," Mr. Trump told "Fox and Friends" in an interview. "She wouldn't hang it."
A member of Yovanovitch's legal team said the embassy hung photos of Mr. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and the secretary of state "as soon as they arrived from Washington, D.C." The embassy in Kiev did not return a request for comment.
Paging Dr. Freud
Ivanka Trump quoting Alexis de Tocqueville?!?
I think I have a vivid imagination but I have difficulty picturing Ivanka reading the 19th century social historian and so I did some research. A number of online sources fact-checked the quote. Here is what The Week found:
Unfortunately, this is not something Tocqueville, that astute French observer over American democracy, ever wrote. In fact, the quote comes from a 1889 book, American Constitutional Law, Volume 1, by a judge named John Innes Clark Hare. And he was actually describing the necessity of impeachment, even as he argued it had been abused on President Andrew Johnson.
More stuff for those with a vivid imagination
At the end of last month, GQ did an article that featured one of this week's impeachment witnesses:
Alexander Vindman and a Brief History of the GOP Smearing Veterans
The article documents a number of those attacks including the earlier ones on Vindman. Apparently, the original article had an error -- at the bottom of the article is a correction:
NOTE: This story has been updated. Alexander Vindman received a Purple Heart after being wounded by an IED, or improvised explosive device, not an IUD, or intrauterine device. We regret the error.
(Hat tip to reporter Helen Kennedy.)