Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., Who attended a closed-door transcribed interview with former US Ambassador to Ukraine on Friday, said most of Marie Yovanovich's testimony was "second-hand information & # 39 ; while appearing in "The Story with Martha MacCallum. "19659002]" I sat down to the same listen and it was pretty straightforward that a lot of it was second-hand information, "Perry said Friday." Without really direct knowledge and well, surely we would find him … a sad situation for him personally. There are bigger issues here for the country for both countries at stake. "
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Yovanovich told lawmakers he still remembered last year after" absolutely nothing. false claims ”against him, as well as constant pressure on the State Department from President Trump to remove him ̵1; as he denies being" unfaithful "to the president.
Yovanovich, recalled in May, spoke as part of the House Demand for democratic information in a July 25 phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky – to which Trump asked Zelensky "look into" allegations about former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter's behavior in the country.
Perry, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said the testimony must have taken place in public.
"The fact that this is happening in secret, that the truth is that it happened in a safe place where no one could see it … that it should really be a hearing on the Foreign Affairs Committee because we are talking about to … diplomats from the United States giving another issue to this, which is that Americans should see what is going on here, "Perry said.
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The congressman called for transcripts of meetings to release and criticize Democrats for "strategically" invading information.
"I don't want more for them than you and the rest of America to see the transcript from today's proceedings and the transcript from last week's proceedings," Perry said. "However, this is not permitted except in certain circumstances whereby portions of it have been issued very strategically."
Fox News & # 39; Adam Shaw contributed to this report.