Marie Yovanovich’s departure from the State Department was done without fanfare, quietly and with dignity, like the woman herself. It’s a loss to our government that a top notch career diplomat like this has stepped down, but no one can blame her for this decision after the vile ordeal of the Ukraine scandal and being in Giuliani’s and Trump’s cross-hairs. CNN:
Former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie “Masha” Yovanovitch — a highly respected career diplomat who unwittingly became one of the central figures in the impeachment drama — has retired from the State Department.
Yovanovitch leaves after more than three decades in the foreign service. She was described as “someone who has never been hungry for the spotlight,” by one former State Department official.–It is unclear when exactly Yovanovitch retired, but the official said it was sometime in the last two weeks. She had most recently been serving as a senior State Department fellow at Georgetown University.–She was removed from her post as the US ambassador in Kiev in May 2019 after a targeted campaign against her led by allies of President Donald Trump.