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Guardian world affairs editor, Julian Borger, wrote about unrest among former diplomats following revelations that associates of Donald Trump’s lawyer may have carried out surveillance on the US ambassador to Ukraine.
John Herbst, who was ambassador to Kyiv before Yovanovitch, cautioned that it was not clear whether the implied surveillance actually happened or was an idle boast.
“If it’s real, it’s outrageous,” Herbst said. “Masha Yovanovitch is a real pro. She was used to being surveilled by the FSB [Russian intelligence], but if she’s being surveilled by a private American, that is truly dark side activity.”