Takeaways from Day 2 of House impeachment public hearings

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ERIC TUCKER, JILL COLVIN and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Day Two of the House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump featured a career diplomat with a soft voice and a powerful story. Marie Yovanovitch, under questioning from the Democrats, said she felt threatened by the president as she detailed the story of being abruptly recalled from her post as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine. Some key takeaways from Yovanovitch’s testimony: POLITICAL IS PERSONAL This was no staid, bureaucratic tale told by a distant and removed narrator. Yovanovitch’s account was, instead, deeply personal, colored with outrage over having been “knee-capped” by lies and her abrupt recall from a country about whose fate she cared deeply. After a “smear campaign” she
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