Former US Ambassador to Macedonia Philip Reeker, who is currently the acting Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia, testified yesterday behind closed doors over his knowledge into the Ukraine scandal.
According to media reports and Democratic leaks, Reeker turned on President Trump and said that he opposed the removal of Marie Yovanovitch as Ambassador to Ukraine. In this light, it’s unclear whether and for how long would Trump allow him to remain in his position.
Since his appointment Reeker has dedicated some attention to Macedonia, arriving here to support the Zaev Government in implementing the Prespa treaty, and had a hand in the visit of Secretary Pompeo to Macedonia, a first by a US Secretary of State in nearly two decades.
It was widely reported in Macedonian media that Reeker was the brain behind Macedonia’s name change operation and the installment of Zaev as Prime Minister.