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Despite Testimony, Emails Show Yovanovitch Communicated With Dem Staffer About ‘Delicate’ Issue After Complaint

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Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, who is an important key witness in the the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry against President Trump, apparently communicated through her personal email account with a Democratic congressional staffer concerning a “quite delicate” and “time-sensitive” matter two days after the whistleblower complaint that launched the inquiry was officially filed and a month before the complaint went public.

This information has come to light thanks to emails that were obtained by Fox News and discussed on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” a news program that aired Thursday evening.

Here are the details from Fox News:

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The emails appear to contradict Yovanovitch’s deposition on Capitol Hill last month, in which she told U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., about an email she received Aug. 14 from the staffer, Laura Carey — but indicated under oath that she never responded to it.

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The communication came “from the Foreign Affairs Committee,” and “they wanted me to come in and talk about, I guess, the circumstances of my departure” in May as ambassador to Ukraine, Yovanovitch testified, describing Carey’s initial email. “I alerted the State Department, because I’m still an employee, and so, matters are generally handled through the State Department.”

Yovanovitch continued: “So, she emailed me. I alerted the State Department and, you know, asked them to handle the correspondence. And, she emailed me again and said, you know, ‘Who should I be in touch with?'”

Fox News is told it is a breach of normal procedure for congressional staff to reach out to a current State Department employee at their personal email address for official business.

Asked directly whether she responded to Carey’s overtures, Yovanovitch testified only that someone in the “Legislative Affairs Office” at the State Department had responded to Carey, to the best of her knowledge.

Yovanovitch did not say whether or not she responded to the first email from Carey in any way, and went on to testify explicitly, that she didn’t reply to Carey’s follow-up email about whom she should get in touch with at the State Department.

But the emails obtained by Fox show something very different. According to the emails, Yovanovitch responded to Carey’s first email from August 14, replying that she “would love to reconnect and look forward to chatting with you.”

Carey then responded back by discussing the last time the two “crossed paths,” when Carey was detailed to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. She then noted that he had resigned from the State Department in order to join the House Foreign Affairs Committee staff.

“I’m writing to see if you would have time to meet up for a chat — in particular, I’m hoping to discuss some Ukraine-related oversight questions we are exploring,” Carey wrote. “I’d appreciate the chance to ground-truth a few pieces of information with you, some of which are quite delicate/time-sensitive and, thus, we want to make sure we get them right.”

Carey went on to say, “Could you let me know if you have any time this week or next to connect? Happy to come to a place of your choosing, or if easier, to speak by phone at either of the numbers below. I’m also around this weekend if meeting up over coffee works.”

The following day, August 15, Yovanovitch wrote back:

“Thanks for reaching out — and congratulations on your new job. I would love to reconnect and look forward to chatting with you. I have let EUR [Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs] know that you are interested in talking and they will be in touch with you shortly.”

Several days later on August 19, Carey responded with:

“Great — thanks for the response and I look forward to hearing from them. As mentioned, it would be ideal to connect this week… assuming this week is doable for you schedule-wise?”

Zedlin spoke with Fox News and said the fact Yovanovitch might have “testified incorrectly” was “greatly concerning.”

“I would highly suspect that this Democratic staffer’s work was connected in some way to the whistleblower’s effort, which has evolved into this impeachment charade,” he said. “We do know that the whistleblower was in contact with [House Intelligence Committee Chairman] Adam Schiff’s team before the whistleblower had even hired an attorney or filed a whistleblower complaint even though Schiff had lied to the public originally claiming that there was no contact. Additionally, while the contents of the email from this staffer to Ambassador Yovanovitch clearly state what the conversation would be regarding, Yovanovitch, when I asked her specifically what the staffer was looking to speak about, did not provide these details.”

“I specifically asked her whether the Democratic staffer was responded to by Yovanovitch or the State Department. It is greatly concerning that Ambassador Yovanovitch didn’t answer my question as honestly as she should have, especially while under oath,” Zeldin said.

Fox News then reached out to Carey and to the State Department for a response about the emails, but neither one responded back at the time.

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Boy Scouts Now Forcing Kids to Earn ‘Diversity’ Badge Featuring Anti-White Training

The Boy Scouts of America has announced that scouts will now have to earn a “diversity and inclusion” badge.

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The Boy Scouts of America has announced that scouts will now have to earn a “diversity and inclusion” badge pushing the radical gay/transgender agenda with training that will include anti-white courses to be able to earn Eagle Scout status. The Boy Scouts long ago went full woke, but this new “diversity” badge amps that up to full speed. The BSA added that it will include information about George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor in its indoctrination of boys and girls. In its announcement, the organization insisted that it “has not been as brave as we should have been” to address evil white supremacy. Oh, but to put up at ease, the BSA insisted this isn’t about left-wing politics… even though it is. “The Boy Scouts of America stands with Black families and the Black community because we believe that Black Lives Matter,” the organization said in a letter on the BSA’s blog, Scoutingwire. “This is not a political issue; it is a human rights issue and one we all have a duty to address.” For some inexplicable reason, the BSA also reiterated that it stands against Civil War history, too, in order to “ensure that symbols of oppression are not in use today or in the future.” “We will also continue to listen more, learn more and do more to promote a culture in which every person feels that they belong, are respected and are valued in Scouting, in their community and across America,” the scouting organization added. Then there is the Scouts’ gay problem. As CNN noted, “Court testimony released last year shows that over 7,800 former scout leaders are accused of sexually abusing 12,000 scouts over 72 years.” Seriously, America, if you haven’t removed your children from the Boy Scouts already, now is the time. It is…

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New York Gay Pride Parade’s ‘Shameful’ Ban of Gay Police Officers

The New York City Police union is blasting the city’s gay pride parade officials for banning gay police officers.

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The New York City Police union is blasting the city’s gay pride parade officials for banning gay police officers from participating in the event. Detective Brian Downey, the president of the New York Police Department’s Gay Officers Action League slammed the New York City Pride Parade’s decision to un-invite gay police officers. “Their response to activist pressure is to take the low road by preventing their fellow community members from celebrating their identities and honoring the shared legacy of the Stonewall Riots,” Detective Downey said, according to Fox News. The detective also said it was “demoralizing” for the pride parade to ban gay cops. He also attacked the pride officials for calling his men “law enforcement exhibitors” instead of referring to them as New York Police officers. “The idea of officers being excluded is disheartening and runs counter to our shared values of inclusion and tolerance,” Detective Sophia Mason added. “That said, we’ll still be there to ensure traffic safety and good order during this huge, complex event.” The gay Fire Department group also slammed the pride organization’s exclusion of the police. “The sense of safety that law enforcement is meant to provide can instead be threatening, and at times dangerous, to those in our community who are most often targeted with excessive force and/or without reason,” the pride group said in a statement. The pride parade will still be held only online this year due to New York’s continued wild panic over the coronavirus. Follow Warner Todd Huston on Facebook at: facebook.com/Warner.Todd.Huston.

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