Fox News' John Roberts says he spoke to a “source” who claims Trump “was not really being serious” about firing Ambassador Yovanovitch

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Citation From the January 24, 2020 edition of Fox News' Bill Hemmer Reports

JOHN ROBERTS (FOX NEWS CHIEF WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT):  I spoke to a source earlier today, Bill, who was familiar with the recording that was made by Igor Fruman. The source tells me that when you listen to that part of the conversation and the overall context, it is clear that the president was not really being serious about it -- I mean, even though Ambassador Yovanovitch was eventually removed.

And don't forget that dinner was in April of 2018. Yovanovitch stayed on as ambassador for almost 14 months after that, so it's pretty clear that if the president was giving some direction, it wasn't something that happened for more than a year after that. But it does sort of contradict the president's statements that he didn't know Lev Parnas, if he was actually having a dinner with him and just a few other people.