President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani should have been named special envoy to Ukraine, according to former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.
Giuliani has faced criticism from Republicans and Democrats for acting as a “shadow” diplomat in Ukraine on behalf of the White House, and multiple witnesses have testified in the ongoing impeachment inquiry that he was involved in attempts to get Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.
“I think it could have been handled better. I mean I think they should have named him the special envoy so that everyone within the administration knew what his role was,” Haley said on CNN Thursday.
Haley, who resigned in October of last year, added that she met multiple “foreign service officers who had a political bias,” during her time as an ambassador.
“That became a problem in them stalling or trying to get something else done — I’m not saying that about this ambassador,” Haley said in reference to former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. “What I will tell you about this, every ambassador serves at the privilege of the President. If the President did not want her to stay he had that right to do it. We don’t necessarily know exactly why he didn’t want her to stay, but I mean, every ambassador knows they can be pulled at any given time.”
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