Marie Yovanovitch: Inspiring Patriotism
This is a fascinating true story of an ordinary woman’s courage versus the mightiest President in the world. The courageous American woman, a former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch has exposed the dubious American foreign policy under the Trump administration. As a true American patriot, she has served the United States of America for 33 long years as a Foreign Service Officer under various Presidents – Republicans and Democrats.
Marie Yovanovitch’s credentials are of the highest order during her three plus decades long serving career. In the year 2008, Marie Yovanovitch received the ‘Secretary’s Diplomacy in Human Rights Award’ for demonstrating extraordinary commitment to defending human rights in Armenia post-election protests in 2008. She is a popular figure in the diplomatic circle for her diligence and measured demeanour in representing both the Republican and Democratic administrations.
Marie Yovanovitch’s exemplary work has made her receive the department’s ‘Senior Foreign Service Performance Award’ six times. She has also been honoured five times with the ‘Superior Honor Award’ for her excellent work in various countries. In the year 2016, Marie Yovanovitch was promoted to the rank of Career Minister.
No wonder, the most powerful President in the world – the US President – was so scared of her open testimony at the preliminary Impeachment Inquiry of President Donald J Trump that he attacked her in ‘real time’ in twitter, while Yovanovitch was giving her testimony to intimidate the witness. The attack from the President indicated only one simple FACT – the President has indeed committed the shady act of firing Yovanovitch, so that his henchmen – Gordon Sondland, Rick Perry and Kurt Volker and Rudy Giuliani could exhort Ukrainian newly-elected President Volodymyr Zelensky to announce an investigation on the Bidens.
It is really interesting to note that on the day Marie Yovanovitch was testifying and intimidated by the President in ‘real time’ during the Preliminary Impeachment Inquiry, i.e., 15th of November 2019 – Trump’s long time political adviser Roger Stone was found guilty for “Witness Tampering” as one of the seven counts under the 18 U. S. C. & 1512 statute. The Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff did emphasis and assured Yovanovitch that ‘Witness Intimidation’ is a very serious issue and he takes this very serious.
As per the 18 U.S.C. § 1512 Statute – “Witness tampering is a criminal offense even if the attempt to tamper is unsuccessful. The offense also covers the intimidation of not only a witness himself or herself, but also intimidation of ‘another person’ (i.e., a third party, such as a witness's spouse) in order to intimate the witness.” In real time, in front of the whole world, the American President has committed a serious ‘Criminal Offence’ by intimidating Marie Yovanovitch with his tweet under the 18 U.S.C. § 1512 Statute.
President Trump’s anger and reaction on twitter against Yovanovitch has further become hardcore evidence or maybe one of the articles of impeachment against him in the upcoming ‘Impeachment Trial’. The removal of the US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch on the 20th of May 2019 was just the beginning of the Trump’s bigger plot to open investigation of the Bidens, so that Trump could benefit in the 2020 Presidential Election.
Instead of supporting his own staff, the Trump administration joined hands with corrupt Ukrainian officials to undermine America’s foreign policy to benefit just one person in particular – Donald J Trump. The Ukrainian conspiracy also reveals Trump’s insecurity to face former Vice President Joe Biden at the 2020 Presidential Election. All these corrupt practice of the Republicans under Trump was to smear the image of Joe Biden in the upcoming Presidential election, because the former Vice President was becoming a ‘threat’.
As the US Ambassador, Marie Yovanovitch did not flinch even one bit as a true American patriot to thwart the vicious plot of President Trump, Rudy Giuliani and Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko off rails much to the displeasure of the President. Like many sincere officials in his administration, Trump fired Marie Yovanovitch for doing her job as a true patriot. Indeed, it was a shameful and disgraceful act of the President, who plotted against her own Ambassador.
Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, President’s elder son Don Jr., Sean Hannity and Yuri Lutsenko spread rumours about Marie Yovanovitch and attacked to smear her reputation in Ukraine. Ultimately, it was the cunning plot to remove her from the post, so a corrupt official could be placed in her place. As destined, Mike Pompeo hired none other than Bill Taylor as Charge d’Affairs to fill in Yovanovitch’s post, who has further exposed the criminal plot of the Trump administration.
With Yovanovitch out of the picture, Rudy Giuliani, Gordon Sondland, Rick Perry and Kurt Volker became actively influencing the Ukrainians through their irregular channel. Meanwhile, Bill Taylor was pursuing the regular channel and getting uncomfortable knowing the presence of irregular channel headed by Rudy Giuliani. Kurt Volker was the first White House official, who immediately resigned from his post of US Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations once his name was mentioned in the Whistleblower’s complaint.
The infamous 25th July call between US President Donald Trump and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky rough transcript revealed how the American President had belittled his own Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch saying – “The former Ambassador from the United States, the woman, was bad news, and the people she was dealing with in the Ukraine were bad news, so I just wanted to let you know that. Well, she’s going to go through some things.”
Yovanovitch revealed during her testimony that she was shocked, appalled and devastated she would become the talk of the two Presidents in such a manner. She emphasized time and again and stated, “The President has the right to withdraw an Ambassador at any time, for any reason. But, what I do wonder is why it was necessary to smear my reputation falsely.” The fact remains that the corrupt always fears the truth tellers. Yovanovitch’s removal is the best example.
In her testimony, Marie Yovanovitch courageously revealed, “I think when we engage in questionable activity, that raises a question. It emboldens those who are corrupt who don’t want to see Ukraine become a democracy, free-market economy, a part of Europe. That is not a security interest. I think Ukraine looks to us for the power of our example.” She added further, “Trump and his allies’ actions may have actually encouraged corruption in Ukraine, not helped curb it.”
Trump may be the most powerful President in the world, who came in power with Russian help in the 2016. However, he has not only been the most law-breaking racist President ever in the United States of America, but also in the whole world. Remember the 2018 UN General Assembly, when the world leaders laughed at the American President when Donald Trump was shamelessly bragging false achievements of his administration? With his ego hurt and lost face, he has created a dangerous world with Trade War with China to affect the whole world at large, given rise to racism and supported strongly the White Nationalists.
Marie Louise “Masha” Yovanovitch was born in Montreal, Canada on the 11th of November 1958. Father Mikhail Yovanovitch and mother Nadia Theokritoff had fled the Soviet Union and later the Nazis during the late 50s’. In the year 1961, when Little Marie was just three, the family moved to Connecticut in USA. In the year 1976, Marie Louise Yovanovitch became a naturalized American citizen, the year she graduated from the Kent School in Connecticut.
Marie’s parents worked as longtime foreign language teachers at the Kent School in Connecticut. In the year 1980, Marie graduated with her Bachelors’ degree in History and Russian Studies from Princeton University. She continued her studies at the Pushkin Institute in Moscow after her graduation. In the year 2001, Marie Yovanovitch was awarded an M.S. from the National Defense University's National War College.
In the year 1986, Marie Yovanovitch joined the U.S Foreign Service to commence her early career. Her first foreign assignment was in Ottawa, Canada’s capital. She later went onto represent as US diplomatic official in Moscow, London and Mogadishu. She went onto serve as the Deputy Director of the Russian Desk in the U. S. Department of State from May 1998 to May 2000. She was promoted in August 2001 as the Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine and went onto serve as a career member of the Senior Foreign Service till June 2004.
Marie Yovanovitch served as the Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from August 2004 to May 2005. Later she served as International Advisor and Deputy Commandant at the National Defense University's Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy. Marie Yovanovitch has also served as the Dean of the School of Language Studies within the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Service Institute.
On the 26th of August 2016, President Barack Obama appointed Marie Yovanovitch as the Ambassador to Ukraine for her illustrious background and experience in handling diplomatic policies overseas effectively. She served on this post till the 20th of May 2019. She is currently working as a Diplomat in Residence at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University.
The Americans surely owes a lot and should be inspired by Marie Yovanovitch’s courageous act of true patriotism to take on the might of the corrupt President and his henchmen. She received a standing ovation after her testimony – a first for any witness to mark a historic day in American politics.