Lisa Kenna, Pompeo’s executive secretary — a gatekeeper of sorts to his office — told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that she was unaware of the substance of Giuliani’s outreach at the time, but now knows it was an effort to discredit Yovanovitch. Giuliani made calls and delivered documents to Pompeo that came from Ukrainian figures viewed as corrupt by the State Department.
“At the time, I did not know what the documents were about. It’s deeply disturbing,” said Kenna, who is being vetted by the committee for the ambassadorship to Peru.
Ms. Kenna’s prepared testimony for the SFRC is available to read here.
State Dept executive secretary Lisa Kenna breaks her silence – carefully – about Pompeo, Ukraine, impeachment, Giuliani. She’s up for an ambassadorship: https://t.co/YgpzePybqf via @kyledcheney
— Nahal Toosi (@nahaltoosi) July 23, 2020
"Pls have Mr. G bring the documents," wrote Kenna in an email in March 2019.
At the time, Giuliani was working to smear the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine as part of an effort to get her fired, and he was trying to deliver a "dossier" to Pompeo. https://t.co/hBwt95BvHb pic.twitter.com/erhCrOPyLd
— American Oversight (@weareoversight) July 23, 2020
Democrats outline what ousted State IG Steve Linick told them today during an interview that lasted nearly 7 hours. pic.twitter.com/vNKQmV8jzW
— Zachary Cohen (@ZcohenCNN) June 4, 2020
Sondland goes off script to note that LISA KENNA was his conduit to Pompeo and says she would print out emails for Pompeo to read.
He then reads from an email he sent her about the statement for 2016/Burisma investigation. She said she'd pass to Pompeo. https://t.co/qifS4iqwPD
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) November 20, 2019