President Trump defended his First Amendment rights on a disparaging tweet he wrote about former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Jovanovic as she testified before Congress as part of a House impeachment investigation on Friday.
"I have the right to speak. there is freedom of speech like other people, "Trump told reporters at the White House later in the day.
" I have the right to speak. I have the freedom of speech, like other people. "
In the midst of Jovanovic's testimony on Friday morning, Trump tweeted:" Everywhere Marie Jovanovic went, it got bad. She went to Somalia, how did it go? Then quickly forward to Ukraine, where the new Ukrainian president spoke unfavorably of her in my second telephone conversation with him. The absolute president's absolute right is to appoint ambassadors. "
Democrats accused Trump of" intimidating witnesses "with his tweet, and the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff read the volume ITA Jovanovic during her testimony and asked him to answer. [1
"The president is attacking you in real time," Schiff said.
"It's very scary," Jovanovic replied.
Asked by a reporter if Trump thinks his tweets may be intimidating, he replies, "I don't think so at all."  Click here to get the application of FOX NEWS
Trump recalled Jovanovic last May, in which she testified that it was a smear campaign to remove her from her post in Ukraine.