Hillary Clinton praises former administration officials who testified before House as 'gutsy women'
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Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocratic convention lineup to include Ocasio-Cortez, Clinton, Warren: reports Trump brushes off view that Russia denigrating Biden: 'Nobody's been tougher on Russia than I have' Kanye West 'not denying' his campaign seeks to damage Biden MORE praised two former Trump administration officials who testified before House committees investigating President TrumpDonald John TrumpJoe Arpaio loses bid for his old position as sheriff Trump brushes off view that Russia denigrating Biden: 'Nobody's been tougher on Russia than I have' Trump tees up executive orders on economy but won't sign yet MORE as "gutsy women."

Clinton, responding to a CNN analyst's tweet about former ambassador to Ukraine Marie YovanovitchMarie YovanovitchMarie Yovanovitch on Vindman retirement: He 'deserved better than this. Our country deserved better than this' Cheney clashes with Trump Voters must strongly reject the president's abuses by voting him out this November MORE and former presidential aide on European and Russian affairs Fiona Hill, wrote "Speaking of gutsy women."

The initial tweet by Bianna Golodryga said, "Both Hill and Yovanovitch testified for 10+ hours. At a time when there seems to be fewer and fewer role models in public service, these 2 women are outliers. And tough." 

Yovanovitch and Hill have recently testified before three House committees that are leading the impeachment inquiry into President Trump over his dealings with Ukraine. 


Yovanovitch was serving as the top U.S. diplomat to Ukraine until she was recalled in May. In a July 25 call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that is at the center of the impeachment inquiry, Trump called the former official "bad news." 

“The former ambassador from the United States, the woman, was bad news and the people she was dealing with in the Ukraine were bad news so I just want to let you know that,” he said, according to a rough transcript of the call released by the White House. 

Clinton and her daughter Chelsea Clinton have recently published a book called "The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience."