Recording appears to capture Trump saying he wants Ukraine ambassador fired

A recording reviewed by ABC News appears to capture President Donald Trump telling associates he wanted the then-U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch fired.
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Transcript for Recording appears to capture Trump saying he wants Ukraine ambassador fired
The president has repeatedly denied knowing Rudy Giuliani's former associate left parties. I don't know him. I don't believe my Brothers you do wrong I don't know harness other than I guess I had their pictures taken would you do with thousands of. People put ABC news is reviewed a recording of what appears to be a conversation between parties the president and others. A copy of the recording is in the hands of the US attorney's office in New York. Sources familiar with the recording say it was made in April 2018. At a private dinner at the trump international hotel in Washington partisan the president or heard discussing Ukraine and the American ambassador there Marie you Ivanovic. The biggest problem and wound we need to start this regard him best there is she still look. Over from Clinton administration where the aggressive. As we walk around your. But the way he's been getting impeached just wait let me. The president appears to say to the group which sources say include or to top aide. Can't remember. Look. Yeah. Parties has described the conversation in recent interviews he told the president that. To our opinion. To achieve it is bad mouthing him and then she said that he's gonna get impeached and his reaction was he looked immediately got very angry basically turn around to John Destefano and so fire. Here are just this week president trump again denied knowing hornet's when asked by ABC's Keira Phillips with the continent. 800. I don't know them. I don't know that he's. Selected group. A case I don't know anything about him but asked about the porous recording today vice president parents did not deny its authenticity. The tape that's been released today my judgment would only confirm what people already knows it. President had concerns. In his authority as president made a decision to make change. You bottom bitch was eventually removed. But not until more than a year after the president's conversation would left part of this she said she was never told why she was removed. And denies ever telling anyone in Ukraine she thought the president would be impeached. I did not and I would not say such as. Such statements would be inconsistent with my training as a foreign service officer and my role as an ambassador. It is phone call with the Ukraine's president. President trump called me Ivanovic of bad news saying she was going to go through some things.

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