| The New York Times

Impeachment, Trade, Witches: Your Friday Evening Briefing

1. The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine delivered a scathing takedown of the Trump administration’s conduct of foreign policy to House impeachment investigators.

In a closed-door interview, Marie Yovanovitch said she was “incredulous” that she was removed as ambassador in May “based, as far as I can tell, on unfounded and false claims by people with clearly questionable motives.”

Ms. Yovanovitch, a 33-year veteran of the foreign service, went on to warn that private interests have usurped diplomats’ judgment, and threaten to undermine the nation’s interests. Here’s the latest on the impeachment inquiry.