The scene unfolded during a private dinner in spring 2018 at Trump’s hotel in Washington, where top donors to a pro-Trump super PAC — including Parnas — mingled with the President.
“In the conversation, the subject of Ukraine was brought up,” Parnas said. “And I told the President that our opinion that (Ambassador Yovanovitch) is badmouthing him — and that she said that he’s gonna get impeached — something like that. I don’t know if that’s word for word.”
Parnas continued, “and his reaction was, he looked at me, like, got very angry, and basically turned around to (then-White House aide) John DeStefano, and said, ‘Fire her. Get rid of her.'”
At the time, DeStefano was a senior adviser to Trump. The conversation that Parnas described apparently occurred one year before Yovanovitch was ousted from her post.