Committee chairman Schiff adjourns the hearing, ignoring Republican demands that he allow them to respond for having "disparaged" them.
Thus chaotically concludes day two of the public impeachment hearings that could culminate in a vote on whether to depose a US president.
Here's what happened on Friday:
- Marie Yovanovitch, who was abruptly recalled this spring as US ambassador to Ukraine, testified that she felt threatened by Trump's July call with Ukraine's leader, in which the US president called her "bad news"
- "I was shocked to be featured in a call between two heads of state," Yovanovitch testified. She said White House officials led a pressure campaign to discredit her, ultimately leading to her early dismissal
- Trump meanwhile took to Twitter to claim "everywhere" the diplomat went during her 33-year career "turned bad"
- Chairman Schiff allowed Yovanovitch to respond within minutes. She called that tweet "very intimidating"
- Democrats suggested the tweet amounted to witness tampering, a crime. At the White House, Trump denied the tweet was intimidating, and trashed the hearing as "a disgrace"
- The Republican strategy was to describe Yovanovitch's dismissal as a routine personnel change
- Democrats lauded her as a distinguished career diplomat and victim of a Trump-approved smear campaign
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