Leaked audio appears to catch Trump demanding the firing of Marie Yovanovitch: “Get rid of her!”

“Get her out tomorrow," a voice that is apparently President Trump’s says in the recording. "Take her out"

By Brad Reed
January 24, 2020 4:42PM (UTC)
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Former Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, and US President Donald Trump (Spencer Platt/Getty Images/Matt McClain/The Washington Post)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story


An audio recording that has been reviewed by ABC News purportedly catches President Donald Trump demanding the firing of former American ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.

According to ABC News, the recording was made in April 2018, which was more than a year before Yovanovitch was finally ousted from her position. Additionally, ABC News reports that the recording was made by Igor Fruman, the now-indicted henchman of Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who captured the president's voice during a private dinner where he also met with Fruman's co-conspirator, Lev Parnas.


Trump's tirade against Yovanovitch came after both Fruman and Parnas had informed the president that the ambassador was known to say nasty things about it, which prompted Trump to demand her dismissal.

"Get rid of her!" a voice that is apparently Trump's says in the recording. "Get her out tomorrow. I don't care. Get her out tomorrow. Take her out. Okay? Do it." 

Brad Reed


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