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A former United States ambassador to Ukraine told lawmakers Friday that President Donald Trump pressured the State Department to fire her, saying she had been ousted in a coordinated campaign that was based on false claims.

In a much-anticipated, closed-door deposition that was the latest episode in a House of Representatives impeachment inquiry into Trump over his dealings in Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch also said associates of the president's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, may have played a role in her removal.