Trump himself and his defender have claimed that he does not know Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, the two associates of former New York Mayor Rudy Guiliani who carried out the regime's various schemes in Ukraine, but ABC News has obtained a recording of Trump speaking to Parnas and Fruman.
The recording, reportedly made by Fruman, captures Trump telling his henchmen to 'take out' former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.
"Get rid of her!" is what the voice that appears to be President Trump’s is heard saying. "Get her out tomorrow. I don't care. Get her out tomorrow. Take her out. Okay? Do it."
On the recording, it appears the two Giuliani associates are telling President Trump that the U.S. ambassador has been bad-mouthing him, which leads directly to the apparent remarks by the President. The recording was made by Fruman according to sources familiar with the tape. The White House did not respond to an ABC News request for comment.
Trump was recorded by Fruman at the Trump International Hotel at the Old Post Office building in Washington, and I know this isn't exactly the point here, but I think this says a lot about just how poor information security is around Trump.
If ABC News has this recording, foreign intelligence services probably already had it. And who knows what else they have? Exactly how many dirty secrets about the Trumps do the Russians and Saudis know?
In any case, Trump commanding these idiotic rent-a-thugs to secretly oust an American ambassador through whatever means necessary would easily support an entirely separate article of impeachment in addition to what he's already facing. We know Giuliani and his lickspittles took Trump's order seriously as they appear to be been stalking the ambassador.
The reason people in Trumpworld wanted Marie Yovanovitch gone is because she was an obstacle to their corruption, not the cause of it.