US president blames former envoy for crisis in Somalia

President Trump blasted former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch in a series of tweets an hour into her Capitol Hill testimony.

‘Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad,’ he wrote. ‘She started off in Somalia, how did that go? Then fast forward to Ukraine, where the new Ukrainian President spoke unfavorably about her in my second phone call with him.’

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff voiced concerns that it was ‘witness intimidation in real time.’

Yovanovitch started off her Friday testimony before the House Intelligence Committee by detailing some of the ‘hardship posts’ she had endured as a career diplomat – like Somalia – and became emotional when talking about the July 25 call between Trump and Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky that the president was referring to in his tweet.