SURPRISE, SURPRISE: Impeachment Witness Inks Seven-Figure Book Deal
Add Marie Yovanovitch to the long — and growing — list of Trump haters who cash in on their TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome).
The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, who was so toxic President Trump had to fire her, testified against the president at House impeachment hearings. Now, she’s getting more than a million dollars from publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, according to a New York Post report.
The book, a memoir that is not yet titled, is set for release in spring 2021.
“Yovanovitch’s book will deliver pointed reflections on the issues confronting America today, and thoughts on how we can shore up our democracy,” Houghton Mifflin Harcourt said in a statement.
Yovanovitch is represented by the Javelin literary agency, which has handled books for other #resistance icons such as ex-FBI director James Comey and former national security adviser John Bolton.
Yovanovitch’s long career in the U.S. Foreign Service came to an abrupt end in May 2019 when President Trump had her recalled from Ukraine.
At the time, Trump was pressuring Ukrainian officials to investigate Hunter Biden’s work with the energy company Burisma. Hunter’s father, Joe Biden, then was a frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
Tons of other TDS sufferers have inked big book deals, including former FBI Director James Comey, former National Security Adviser John Bolton and former Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Andrew McCabe. Christine Blasey Ford, who testified against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, raked in more than $600,000 on a GoFundMe account.
But Comey has really cashed in big time, including “six-figure speaking fees, prestigious writing contracts, a TV series, and a multimillion dollar book deal,” Business Insider reported in October.