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ABC News correspondent: Yovanovitch ‘did not really get us any closer’ to proving Trump committed impeachable offense

Westlake Legal Group Moran-Yovanovitch-Getty-AP ABC News correspondent: Yovanovitch 'did not really get us any closer' to proving Trump committed impeachable offense Joseph Wulfsohn fox-news/us/congress fox-news/politics/trump-impeachment-inquiry fox-news/person/donald-trump fox-news/media fox news fnc/media fnc article 717ea62b-b560-51d2-8ea4-c0c1f7c0fb53

ABC News senior national correspondent Terry Moran said on Friday that former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch “did not really get us any closer” to finding an impeachable offense committed by President Trump.

Yovanovitch was the sole witness at the second public impeachment inquiry hearing looking into Trump’s conduct regarding Ukraine. She was sworn in as the ambassador to Ukraine in August 2016 but her recent ouster was prompted by Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, who led attacks against her.

Moran began by pointing to the “drama” Yovanovitch has faced between the State Department, who has overwhelmingly supported the diplomat despite the ongoing attacks from President Trump, and the secret back channel headed by Giuliani. However, he also acknowledged that the president has “every right” to remove an ambassador.

“That said, she did not really get us any closer to an action that would demonstrate the guilt of Donald Trump of an impeachable offense,” Moran told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. “She describes a very sad and disturbing situation regarding the State Department, the foreign service, and her role as ambassador for the United States of Ukraine, but she doesn’t get us any closer to an action by President Trump.”

CNN ANALYST: IT’S A ‘PROBLEM’ FOR DEMS THAT IMPEACHMENT WITNESSES NEVER MET TRUMP

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CNN Chief Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin expressed a similar message on Wednesday following the first public impeachment hearing featuring U.S. diplomat Bill Taylor and State Department official George Kent.

“The one criticism of these two witnesses, which I think is very much legitimate — it’s not really a criticism, it’s a factual statement, is that neither of them had direct contact with the president,” Toobin said.

“Ever,” CNN anchor Jake Tapper stressed.

“Ever,” Toobin responded. “And, that’s a problem if you’re going to impeach the president.”

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State Department Official Says He Overheard Trump Call About Ukraine ‘Investigations’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A State Department official based in Ukraine told impeachment investigators Friday that he overheard a conversation between President Donald Trump and a diplomat about “investigations” in Ukraine, according to one lawmaker leaving the closed-door deposition.

Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., said David Holmes told lawmakers he overhead the call while he was having lunch in Kyiv in July with Trump’s European Union Ambassador, Gordon Sondland. Lieu said two other people heard the call as well, and said there were four people at the lunch. The Associated Press has already identified one of the other people who heard the call as Suriya Jayanti, a foreign service officer based in Kyiv.

“He has first firsthand knowledge of the conversation between Ambassador Sondland and the president of the United States,” Lieu said. “He overheard the conversation.”

Lieu said Holmes detailed specific quotes from the president in the deposition.

William Taylor, the acting head of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, testified Wednesday that a staff member — later identified as Holmes — overheard the conversation at a restaurant in Kyiv, when Sondland was speaking to Trump on his phone.

Taylor said the staff member explained that Sondland had called the president and they could hear Trump on the phone asking about “the investigations.” The ambassador told the president the Ukrainians were ready to move forward, Taylor testified.

The conversation with Sondland came the day after Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, in which the U.S. president pressed his counterpart to find information that could help his reelection campaign.

Holmes, now the political counselor at the embassy in Kyiv, joined the Foreign Service in 2002 and has served in Afghanistan, Colombia, India, Kosovo and Russia as well as on the National Security Council staff.

He won an award for constructive dissent from the American Foreign Service Association in 2014 for complaining about problems that an alternate diplomatic channel had caused in South Asia and recommending organizational changes to the State Department’s bureaucratic structure for the region.

Holmes believed that rivalry between the Office of Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan and the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs was hurting efforts to promote American interests in the region. The special representative post, known as SRAP, was created in 2009 under former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and held until his sudden death in late 2010 by the late, legendary diplomat Richard Holbrooke.

While he held the job, Holbrooke gradually expanded its authorities and responsibilities in ways that continued after he passed away. The expansion of the SRAP office outside the usual chain of command caused consternation within the South and Central Asia bureau, which had traditionally held the entire portfolio. Holmes said competing interests between the two, notably the “non-business as usual approach” of Holbrooke’s former office, had “hindered our diplomatic effectiveness” in South Asia.

Holmes made his concerns known through the State Department’s so-called “Dissent Channel,” which provides diplomats with a confidential way of registering serious concerns. It’s similar to but distinct from the method — a personal cable to the secretary of state — that Taylor used to register his objections about Ukraine policy.

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State Department Official Says He Overheard Trump Call About Ukraine ‘Investigations’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A State Department official based in Ukraine told impeachment investigators Friday that he overheard a conversation between President Donald Trump and a diplomat about “investigations” in Ukraine, according to one lawmaker leaving the closed-door deposition.

Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., said David Holmes told lawmakers he overhead the call while he was having lunch in Kyiv in July with Trump’s European Union Ambassador, Gordon Sondland. Lieu said two other people heard the call as well, and said there were four people at the lunch. The Associated Press has already identified one of the other people who heard the call as Suriya Jayanti, a foreign service officer based in Kyiv.

“He has first firsthand knowledge of the conversation between Ambassador Sondland and the president of the United States,” Lieu said. “He overheard the conversation.”

Lieu said Holmes detailed specific quotes from the president in the deposition.

William Taylor, the acting head of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, testified Wednesday that a staff member — later identified as Holmes — overheard the conversation at a restaurant in Kyiv, when Sondland was speaking to Trump on his phone.

Taylor said the staff member explained that Sondland had called the president and they could hear Trump on the phone asking about “the investigations.” The ambassador told the president the Ukrainians were ready to move forward, Taylor testified.

The conversation with Sondland came the day after Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, in which the U.S. president pressed his counterpart to find information that could help his reelection campaign.

Holmes, now the political counselor at the embassy in Kyiv, joined the Foreign Service in 2002 and has served in Afghanistan, Colombia, India, Kosovo and Russia as well as on the National Security Council staff.

He won an award for constructive dissent from the American Foreign Service Association in 2014 for complaining about problems that an alternate diplomatic channel had caused in South Asia and recommending organizational changes to the State Department’s bureaucratic structure for the region.

Holmes believed that rivalry between the Office of Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan and the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs was hurting efforts to promote American interests in the region. The special representative post, known as SRAP, was created in 2009 under former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and held until his sudden death in late 2010 by the late, legendary diplomat Richard Holbrooke.

While he held the job, Holbrooke gradually expanded its authorities and responsibilities in ways that continued after he passed away. The expansion of the SRAP office outside the usual chain of command caused consternation within the South and Central Asia bureau, which had traditionally held the entire portfolio. Holmes said competing interests between the two, notably the “non-business as usual approach” of Holbrooke’s former office, had “hindered our diplomatic effectiveness” in South Asia.

Holmes made his concerns known through the State Department’s so-called “Dissent Channel,” which provides diplomats with a confidential way of registering serious concerns. It’s similar to but distinct from the method — a personal cable to the secretary of state — that Taylor used to register his objections about Ukraine policy.

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Jim Jordan jabs Adam Schiff: ‘Our indulgence wore out with you a long time ago’

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Friday’s contentious public impeachment hearing saw a heated exchange between Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif.

During Jordan’s time to question former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, the congressman gave preliminary remarks, prompting Schiff to cut him off. Schiff urged the congressman to pass over the preliminary remarks and move on to asking the question.

“Mr. Jordan, I’ve indulged you with extra time, but my indulgence is wearing out,” Schiff said.

YOVANOVITCH TESTIMONY OVERSHADOWED BY PARTISAN BRAWL OVER TRUMP TWEET

Jordan responded, “Our indulgence wore out with you a long time ago, Mr. Chairman, I can tell you that.” Jordan’s response drew laughter. Schiff replied, “I’m about to gavel you down so if you have a question, I suggest you ask it.”

TRUMP ATTACKS MARIE YOVANOVITCH DURING IMPEACHMENT HEARING, SAYS EVERYWHERE SHE WENT ‘TURNED BAD’

Jordan proceeded to ask Yovanovitch, “Do you think there’s maybe a reason that President Trump’s concern [about corruption in Ukraine] was justified?”

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Earlier in the hearing, Yovanovitch delivered a dramatic personal account Friday of her ouster as America’s Ukraine ambassador amid a campaign against her by Trump associates, telling lawmakers she believes that Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani played a key role in her recall by telling people she was not sufficiently supportive of the president.

Fox News’ Adam Shaw and Alex Pappas contributed to this report.

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Private planes in runway crash at Texas airport

Two private planes collided at San Antonio International Airport on Friday afternoon.

The crash between the two midsize business jets caused significant damage. But no injuries were reported.

The Cessna planes collided just after 4 p.m.

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One aircraft had been parked since Nov. 5 after arriving from New Orleans, reported Fox San Antonio. The other arrived on Friday afternoon from San Jose, Calif., and reportedly had to make an emergency landing over a fuel leak.

It is not clear how the two planes ended up colliding on the runway. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

San Antonio airport confirmed that the incident would not interrupt service. It would not confirm if the plane from San Jose Friday afternoon was carrying any passengers.

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Border Patrol agent shoots Russian allegedly trying to sneak into US

A Border Patrol agent shot and wounded a Russian citizen who appeared to be trying to enter the United States illegally from Mexico, the Border Patrol said.

The agent was trying to arrest the man just after 7:15 p.m. on the U.S.-Mexico border east of Lukeville, Ariz., Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said in a statement.

“As the agent attempted to arrest the subject, a physical altercation ensued, and the agent discharged his firearm, striking the subject,” CBP said.

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A border fence in Nogales, Ariz. A Border Patrol agent shot a Russian citizen allegedly attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona on Thursday. (iStock)

The agency said the injured man was flown to a Phoenix hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The border agent was not harmed.

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Calls and messages to the Border Patrol from Fox News were not returned.

The FBI and the CBP Use of Force Incident Team are investigating the shooting.

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Border Patrol agent shoots Russian allegedly trying to sneak into US

A Border Patrol agent shot and wounded a Russian citizen who appeared to be trying to enter the United States illegally from Mexico, the Border Patrol said.

The agent was trying to arrest the man just after 7:15 p.m. on the U.S.-Mexico border east of Lukeville, Ariz., Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said in a statement.

“As the agent attempted to arrest the subject, a physical altercation ensued, and the agent discharged his firearm, striking the subject,” CBP said.

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A border fence in Nogales, Ariz. A Border Patrol agent shot a Russian citizen allegedly attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona on Thursday. (iStock)

The agency said the injured man was flown to a Phoenix hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The border agent was not harmed.

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Calls and messages to the Border Patrol from Fox News were not returned.

The FBI and the CBP Use of Force Incident Team are investigating the shooting.

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Meghan McCain tells Roger Stone to ‘rot in hell’

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View” co-host Meghan McCain tweeted a simple but harsh message for former Trump adviser Roger Stone.

“Rot in hell, Roger Stone,” she offered Friday.

PROSECUTORS SAY ROGER STONE LIED TO CONGRESS, AS DEFENSE CLAIMS ‘NO CORRUPT INTENT’

Stone was found guilty on all seven counts of obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements to Congress in a Washington, D.C., federal court on Friday. The verdict followed a weeklong trial on charges that stemmed from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia election meddling investigation.

President Trump voiced his disdain for the verdict minutes after it was announced.

“So they now convict Roger Stone of lying and want to jail him for many years to come. Well, what about Crooked Hillary, Comey, Strzok, Page, McCabe, Brennan, Clapper, Shifty Schiff, Ohr & Nellie, Steele & all of the others, including even Mueller himself? Didn’t they lie?” he tweeted. “A double standard like never seen before in the history of our Country?”

McCain, who is no fan of Trump or many of his associates, had a similar message for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort a year ago.

“As far as I’m concerned, people who do blood money dealings like this, he should rot in jail and then he should rot in hell, as far as I’m concerned with Paul Manafort,” McCain said on “The View” last November.

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McCain’s new tweet garnered a strong response on Twitter that included various comments from Trump supporters. Some urged her to “be better.” Others mocked her deceased father, the late Sen. John McCain, who was known to butt heads with Trump.

Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer, Jake Gibson and Brooke Singman contributed to this report.

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Celine Dion surprises fans at NYC karaoke contest with performance of ‘Flying On My Own’

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Celine Dion will handle this one, thank you very much.

Fans were treated to an up-close-and-personal performance by the music queen when the 51-year-old diva popstar crashed her own album release celebration at Lips Drag Queen Show Palace Restaurant and Bar in New York City on Thursday night.

A witness at the venue told Entertainment Tonight that along with celebrating Dion’s release of her newest album “Courage,” ten people also took part in a karaoke competition and following the wrap of the last singer, Dion appeared on stage to the disbelief of many in attendance.

CELINE DION COMMENTS ON FANS WORRIED ABOUT HER APPEARANCE

Fans weren’t notified Dion would be showing up, according to the insider, however around 12:15 a.m., the “My Heart Will Go On” songstress arrived and took photos with eager fans.

“[Celine] talked a bit, left, but immediately came back and said she couldn’t leave without giving us something,” the eyewitness told ET, adding that Dion then sang her hit, “Flying On My Own.”

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According to the outlet, Dion then addressed the audience while on stage and told the crowd she hopes they enjoy the album and she hopes her late husband and manager, René Angélil, likes it as well. She then put her hand in the air, the eyewitness told ET.

The Grammy-winning singer said she felt motivated recently to get back on the road and create music for the first time since the death of Angélil in 2016.

“It’s going to be the Celine that you know,” she told The Associated Press of her album. “Celine at 51. The Celine that you know. The Celine with producers and writers she’s worked with. It’s the Celine with new producers and new songwriters. … The sound will change a little bit, and music changes. But I will always remain who I am.”

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Dion is set to kick off her Courage World Tour in Quebec City, Canada, on Sept. 18, and will make stops in more than 50 cities, including Miami, Los Angeles, Montreal, Chicago and Brooklyn.

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Celine Dion surprises fans at NYC karaoke contest with performance of ‘Flying On My Own’

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Celine Dion will handle this one, thank you very much.

Fans were treated to an up-close-and-personal performance by the music queen when the 51-year-old diva popstar crashed her own album release celebration at Lips Drag Queen Show Palace Restaurant and Bar in New York City on Thursday night.

A witness at the venue told Entertainment Tonight that along with celebrating Dion’s release of her newest album “Courage,” ten people also took part in a karaoke competition and following the wrap of the last singer, Dion appeared on stage to the disbelief of many in attendance.

CELINE DION COMMENTS ON FANS WORRIED ABOUT HER APPEARANCE

Fans weren’t notified Dion would be showing up, according to the insider, however around 12:15 a.m., the “My Heart Will Go On” songstress arrived and took photos with eager fans.

“[Celine] talked a bit, left, but immediately came back and said she couldn’t leave without giving us something,” the eyewitness told ET, adding that Dion then sang her hit, “Flying On My Own.”

CELINE DION BIOPIC ‘THE POWER OF LOVE’ IN THE WORKS

According to the outlet, Dion then addressed the audience while on stage and told the crowd she hopes they enjoy the album and she hopes her late husband and manager, René Angélil, likes it as well. She then put her hand in the air, the eyewitness told ET.

The Grammy-winning singer said she felt motivated recently to get back on the road and create music for the first time since the death of Angélil in 2016.

“It’s going to be the Celine that you know,” she told The Associated Press of her album. “Celine at 51. The Celine that you know. The Celine with producers and writers she’s worked with. It’s the Celine with new producers and new songwriters. … The sound will change a little bit, and music changes. But I will always remain who I am.”

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Dion is set to kick off her Courage World Tour in Quebec City, Canada, on Sept. 18, and will make stops in more than 50 cities, including Miami, Los Angeles, Montreal, Chicago and Brooklyn.

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