This Thursday,Ukrainian authorities announced that they opened an investigation into whether former US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch was being surveilled by associates of Rudy Giuliani while she was in Kyiv last spring.
The probe was launched after House Democrats released a trove of documents this Tuesday that showed communications between Lev Parnas and Trump donor Robert Hyde that discussed Yovanovitch’s movement throughout Kyiv. In an interview with Rachel Maddow this Wednesday, Parnas denied any sinister nature regarding the messages, and said he was just humoring Hyde, who he accused of being an alcoholic.
Either way, Twitter reacted to the news, with many sensing that the investigations into Donald Trump's presidency just entered into a new phase:
Welp, Trump finally got Ukraine to announce an investigation... https://t.co/gxyj5LCPVo— Heath Mayo (@Heath Mayo)1579181020.0
@TomNamako @ChristopherJM Important point. Ukraine will investigate this (because it’s credible) but would not inv… https://t.co/0R6UY9uvb8— Itgetzby Buckner (@Itgetzby Buckner)1579180858.0
Giuliani finally got Ukraine to open an investigation. https://t.co/h9YMuQ9fUy— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence O'Donnell)1579180900.0
@Lawrence @chrislhayes Oh the irony.— Regular American (@Regular American)1579180969.0
Trump wanted Ukraine to announce an investigation. Mission accomplished! https://t.co/UzAXqtlkdF— Jonathan Chait (@Jonathan Chait)1579179741.0
Trump wanted Ukraine to announce a sham investigation into Joe Biden and instead got a real investigation into hims… https://t.co/CkxtOtou0p— Rob Flaherty (@Rob Flaherty)1579180325.0
@TomNamako @ChristopherJM Too funny that they have announced this investigation, all while 45 is still waiting for… https://t.co/XyijZdHwjS— John Schmidt (@John Schmidt)1579180569.0
@TomNamako @ChristopherJM This is everything. Projection comes full circle.— tunehound. (@tunehound.)1579182264.0
@NatashaBertrand Yay! Trump FINALLY got his Ukraine investigation! He needs to be careful what he wishes for though.— MΞGAN KΞLLΞY HALL (@MΞGAN KΞLLΞY HALL)1579182347.0
Looks like Ukraine finally opened up an investigation... just against the actual criminals in all this: The Trump a… https://t.co/Q7ECuuanWk— Gissur Simonarson 🇮🇸🏴 (@Gissur Simonarson 🇮🇸🏴)1579184725.0
“That feeling when you undertake a massive criminal conspiracy to get Ukraine to announce an investigation into you… https://t.co/LFRz7z0Sng— Versha Sharma (@Versha Sharma)1579184381.0