You may recall that Donald Trump was so upset with former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch that he tried on multiple occasions to have her removed from her post and some of his henchmen in Kyiv to stalk her and report back when and where she was going every day when she would leave the embassy.
All of that was mostly for naught, as Yovanovitch testified before the House Intelligence Committee, and her testimony was one of the key pieces of evidence that led to the impeachment of President Trump, making him only the third president in American history to ever carry the black mark of impeachment next to his name.
Even though the GOP-controlled Senate refused to convict and remove Trump, some news from Ms. Yovanovitch late Friday makes it clear that she may well wind up having the last laugh on Donald Trump, according to CNN:
“Marie Yovanovitch, the former United States ambassador to Ukraine who was a key witness in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, will author a book.
“Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the publisher that acquired the deal, said in a Friday press release that the “untitled memoir will recount her long career in U.S. foreign service” and conclude in Washington, DC, where “she found a political system beset by many of the same challenges she had spent her career combating overseas.”
But there’s one detail about Ambassador Yovanovitch’s book deal that’s certain to enrage Trump the most:
“Financial terms were not disclosed, but two people familiar with the deal told the AP that the agreement was worth seven figures.”
Yes, Ms. Yovanovitch has now officially become a millionaire by writing a book and telling what she knows about the Ukraine scandal and Trump himself. And it’s a pretty safe bet that she knows plenty, perhaps even some things that could wind up leading to criminal charges being filed against the president in Washington, D.C. and New York, beyond the meddling reach of Attorney General William Barr, who has no jurisdiction beyond federal criminal matters and cannot call off or hinder any investigations conducted by state authorities.
There’s an old saying that living well is the best revenge. Ambassador Yovanovitch is about to get wealthy and get her payback on Donald Trump at the same time.