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Bret Baier says Trump has given Schiff opportunity to add “an article of impeachment”

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Bret Baier says Trump has given Schiff opportunity to add “an article of impeachment”

Fox News host Bret Baier offered a dire warning on Friday, saying that President Trump’s tweets in which he criticized former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch could be a way of “adding an article of impeachment real-time.”

“That was a turning point in this hearing so far,” Baier said of Trump’s tweet with a tweet of his own.

“She was already a sympathetic witness & the President’s tweet ripping her allowed Schiff to point it out real time characterizing it as witness tampering or intimidation -adding an article of impeachment real-time,” he added.

Baier broached the subject during his on-air comments as well saying that, “This whole hearing turned on a dime when the president tweeted about her.

“During the questioning, Adam Schiff stopped the Democratic questioning to read the president’s tweet to her and get her response.”

“That enabled Schiff to then characterize that tweet as intimidating the witness, or tampering with the witness, which is a crime, adding essentially an article of impeachment, real-time, as this hearing is going on,” Baier continued.

“That changed this entire dynamic of this first part of this hearing,” he added. “And Republicans now are going to have to take the rest of this hearing to probably try to clean that up.”

The tweets in question were sent by Trump on Friday hearing when he trashed the witness saying that that “everywhere” Yovanovitch “went turned bad.”

“Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad. 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,” Trump tweeted.

:It is a U.S. President’s absolute right to appoint ambassadors. They call it ‘serving at the pleasure of the President,'” Trump added, in what could be considered a threat to her work record. “The U.S. now has a very strong and powerful foreign policy, much different than proceeding administrations. It is called, quite simply, America First! With all of that, however, I have done FAR more for Ukraine than O.”

Following the president’s comments,

After Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, read the tweet to Yovanovitch during the hearing, she called it “intimidating.”

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“It’s very intimidating,” Yovanovitch said. “I can’t speak to what the president is trying to do, but I think the effect is to be intimidating.”

Written by Savannah Pointer.

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