Former ambassador to Ukraine blames Trump, Giuliani for ousting

Marie Yovanovitch testified behind closed doors to lawmakers after the State Department told her not to appear; her opening statement was obtained by The New York Times.
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be slamming the southeast coast. And a dramatic day on capitol hill, the former ambassador for Ukraine did show up. What she said, telling lawmakers she had been told there was no wrong doing on her part, but the president wanted her out. 24 hours of two associates of Rudy Giuliani were arrested, is Giuliani now part of the investigation? Here's Mary Bruce. Reporter: Up until the very moment she walked up to the capitol, it wasn't clear she was coming at all. The state department told her not to appear. But the former ambassador showed up anyway. Behind closed doors, she said she was forced out under pressure from president trump. According to a statement, she was told to come back on the next plane in April. Saying that the president lost confidence in her, and there had been a concerted campaign against her. But she was assured she had done nothing wrong. I heard very, very bad things about her for a long period of time. Not good. Reporter: In a July phone call, trump called her bad news. Later saying she was going to go through some things. Today, she called the idea that she was disloyal to president trump fictitious. She described herself as incredulous that she was removed from her post based on unfounded and false claims by people with clearly questionable motives. And placed blame squarely on Rudy Giuliani, who claimed she was blocking investigators from looking into political opponents, including Joe Biden. The former ambassador also points a finger at Giuliani's former business associates. See you in Ukraine soon. Reporter: She says these businessmen may have believed their personal financial ambitions were stymied. Mary, live on the hill, the former ambassador, describing the state department as attacked and hollowed from within. We know tonight, house Democrats are holding a call at the end of a very busy week about how to move forward. What are you learning? Reporter: Democratic leaders feel they're building a strong case against the president, especially after the ambassador warned they're selling conspiracy theoies to anyone who will listen. She said someone was listening, and the nation is worse off. And president trump saying

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