Fox News Anchor Claims Trump Tweet “Intimidated a Witness”

AND COULD LEAD TO AN “ARTICLE OF IMPEACHMENT”

by Sharon Rondeau

Photo: By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America – Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly & Chris Wallace, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=76029354

(Nov. 15, 2019) — During a break following testimony from former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, Fox News “Special Report” anchor Bret Baier linked a tweet of President Trump’s for which House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff stopped Democrats’ questioning to bring to Yovanovitch’s attention to “intimidating a witness” which could generate an “Article of Impeachment.”

“Intimidating a witness is a crime,” Baier said.

The hearing, in which Yovanovitch is the only witness, is the second of its kind, the first on Wednesday having heard from current Acting Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent, a 27-year veteran of the department.

The hearings are being conducted as part of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s September 24 declaration of an “impeachment inquiry” after a “whistleblower” complaint claiming President Trump abused his power during a July 25 telephone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy for political gain.

On the same day, the White House released a transcript of the call, which Trump continues to describe as “perfect.”

For his part, Zelenskiy has stated on multiple occasions that he felt no pressure as a result of the conversation, which lasted approximately 30 minutes and included Trump’s request for “a favor” in the form of an investigation into possible wrongdoing on the part of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian energy company.

While Joe Biden served as Obama’s vice president and liaison to Ukraine between 2014 and 2016, his son Hunter was made a member of the Board of Directors of Burisma, collecting between $50,000 and $83,000 monthly, according to public reporting.

Baier further opined that Schiff’s focus on Trump’s “real-time” tweet, which criticized Yovanovitch’s performance in various countries over her 33-year career, caused the hearing to “turn on a dime.”  He further claimed that when the hearing convenes and the Republican counsel directs questions to the witness, Republicans would “have to clean this up.”

Fox News’s John Roberts said minutes later in a report from the White House that Schiff’s reading of the tweet to Yovanovitch enabled Trump and her to “communicate directly during a congressional hearing.”

Baier and Roberts’s tweets on the subject at the time read:

Trump’s tweet reads:

Just under an hour earlier, Trump tweeted:

“The can make the Article of Impeachment into whatever they want…” Baier commented at 11:12 a.m. to his panel of pundits and legal experts, “so the president’s tweet was a big part of the hearing.”

Is Baier’s commentary objective reporting or punditry?


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7 Responses to "Fox News Anchor Claims Trump Tweet “Intimidated a Witness”"

  1. Gary Wilmott   Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 3:18 PM

    IMO, Baier, Wallace and Napalitano are snakes. They pretend to be something they are not.

  2. James Carter   Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 3:05 PM

    If/when America loses FOX America’s “Shining beacon of freedom” days are numbered.

  3. Steve Tanner   Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 12:16 PM

    The old man isn’t running fox anymore, his libtard kids are. Fox is dead to me. There are only a couple of people that tell the truth, Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingram.

  4. Robert Laity   Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 6:21 AM

    James, Yovanovitch did lie when she said she knew nothing about Biden’s very public confession that he withheld a billion dollars unless the Ukranians fired the prosecutor investigation his son.

  5. Robert Laity   Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 6:16 AM

    President Trump’s tweet was not sent to Yovanovitch. She was testifying and knew nothing about the tweet in question until Schiff read it to her. Schiff did not read the entire tweet to her.

    The assertion by Schiff that the tweet constituted witness tampering is not founded in the law.

    Furthermore, if it were tantamount to witness tampering that makes Schiff himself complicit since Schiff is the person that divulged the tweet during the hearing.

    Judge Kenneth Starr and Sean Hannity discussed this matter on air. “The tweet was innocuous” said Hannity. Starr responded by saying Hannity was bringing him around to that belief saying “you are convincing me of that”.

  6. James Carter   Friday, November 15, 2019 at 7:28 PM

    I just happened to be watching when this went down. President Trump didn’t tweet the tweet that Schiff and Baier said was intimidating until after U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch had begun testifying and didn’t know about President Trump’s tweet until Schiff mentioned it, so how the H – – L could she possibly have been intimidated by it before then? Answer: She couldn’t possibly have been. Boo on Bret Baier.

    Not one of the FOX commentators mentioned that when former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch was specifically asked if she was aware of any bribe arrangement between President Trump and any Ukraine official she said “No”. And then or any other crime on President Trump’s part…”No” again.

    Boo on FOX News.

    FOX News, including it’s comment app, hasn’t been the same since liberal Disney Corp purchased FOX Entertainment last February.

  7. JONATHAN DAVID MOOERS   Friday, November 15, 2019 at 5:25 PM

    Message e-mailed to President Trump and AG Barr today:

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

    https://www.justice.gov/doj/webform/your-message-department-justice/done?sid=10018246&token=1f11ff26b6091e93689220af39cd6c93 [Topic: Professional Responsibility]

    Trump Can Turn The Tide on Democrats:

    http://24.176.43.43/2019/00004531.mp4 [credits Sharon Rondeau and a P&E article]

    LET AG BARR DROP THE GAVEL ON DEMOCRIMINALS LIKE “HAMMER TIME” >>>

    https://www.teaparty.org/its-happening-breaking-president-trump-meets-with-ag-bill-barr-in-oval-office-then-delays-departure-and-calls-in-top-aides-and-communication-team-417252/

    LET TRUMP TROMP PELOSI AND END HER CONTEMPT OF CONSTITUTION 08-28-08 -TODAY >>>

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6a1avwl0cs >>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EFsVqJP3rI >>> https://www.thepostemail.com/2009/09/10/jb-williams-exposes-dnc-conspiracy-in-2008-general-election/ >>> https://www.teaparty.org/pelosi-says-president-trump-has-to-show-the-impeachment-committee-proof-of-innocence-video-417258/

    LET AMERICA RAISE THE BARR, AND PUT DEMOCRIMINALS NANCY- BARRY- HILLARY BEHIND BARS FOR DEFRAUDING OUR SACRED REPUBLIC:

    1. REVOKE FAKE EXECUTIVE ORDER 13489 TO FULLY ID BARRY SOETORO-OBAMA II
    https://youtu.be/rXFwqUi3zR0

    2. PARDON LTC TERRY LAKIN
    https://www.thepostemail.com/2015/02/27/dr-terry-lakin-congressmen-admitted-they-did-not-know-who-obama-is/

    3. ARREST PELOSI- OBAMA II- HILLARY FOR ELECTION FRAUD+COUP 08-28-08, 2012 AND 2016
    https://www.thepostemail.com/2019/11/13/do-democrats-fear-trumps-claim-about-the-dnc-server-is-true/

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