Ocasio-Cortez: 'Trump himself is clearly not satisfied with only one article of impeachment'

Ocasio-Cortez: 'Trump himself is clearly not satisfied with only one article of impeachment'
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezThe Memo: Pelosi-Trump trade deal provokes debate on left Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasts Tucker Carlson as 'white supremacist sympathizer' Julián Castro jabs ICE: 'Delete your account' MORE (D-N.Y.) didn't hold back on Friday, taking a swipe at President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Democrats worried by Jeremy Corbyn's UK rise amid anti-Semitism Warren, Buttigieg duke it out in sprint to 2020 MORE on Twitter after he tweeted about former U.S Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch and her career's work as a diplomatic official.

"Trump himself is clearly not satisfied with only one article of impeachment," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.

"His choice to publicly broadcast his own, personally authored witness intimidation means he’s wants to sign up for another article on obstruction of justice, too."

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During Friday's pubic impeachment hearing that featured Yovanovitch's testimony, Trump, who wasn't present at the hearing, assailed the witness, typing up a punitive tweet about Yovanovitch.

"Everywhere Marie YovanovitchMarie YovanovitchThe State Department: Nonpartisan service on behalf of America Nunes: 'Sickening' that Schiff obtained his phone records Inventing the 'Deep State' and draining the real one MORE went turned bad," he tweeted, adding that "It is a U.S. President’s absolute right to appoint ambassadors," one of the main points GOP lawmakers have been driving home during the impeachment proceedings.

However, Trump's tweet has been seen by many as witness intimidation, which can be construed as obstruction of justice, both of which are illegal.

Yovanovitch was the third person to testify publicly before the House Intelligence Committee in its inquiry; State Department officials William Taylor and George Kent testified on Wednesday.