“I refuse to be part of an effort to legitimize an alternate narrative that the Ukrainian government is a U.S. adversary, and that Ukraine — not Russia — attacked us in 2016,” Fiona Hill said in today's impeachment hearing. Watch her full opening remarks👇
Trump's former Russia aide plans to warn lawmakers to “not promote politically driven falsehoods that so clearly advance Russian interests.”
Hill’s appearance before the House Intelligence Committee comes as Democrats are taking what may be their final shot to buttress their case that Trump abused his power by pressuring Ukraine, through Giuliani, to investigate his political rivals.
Sitting alongside Hill was David Holmes, a minor player in the inquiry but one who supplied key evidence. Holmes overheard a phone call between Trump and Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, during which Trump audibly asked about the status of his desired investigations.
Neither witness was expected to produce the type of testimony that Sondland provided Wednesday, when he told lawmakers that Trump, through Giuliani, had authorized a quid pro quo with Ukraine, denying the country’s new president a White House meeting until he announced an investigation targeting former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
Trump removed Yovanovitch from her post in May and attacked her during a phone call with Ukraine’s newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelensky, on July 25.
Holmes, meanwhile, told investigators behind closed doors last week that he overheard Sondland speaking by phone with Trump at a restaurant in Kyiv, during which Trump asked about the status of “the investigations.” According to Holmes, Sondland replied that the Ukrainians were “gonna do it,” and that Zelensky “loves your ass.”Read more: POLITICO
Says the George Soros puppet who worked for the group that launched the Ukrainian efforts to get HRC elected. She's a lying POS who's been drinking her own nasty bath water far too long. A perfect example of why Trump should have let all these Obama ambassadors go on day 1 Rep. Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intel Committee, pushed back against Fiona Hill’s claim that Republicans are pushing a 'fictional narrative' on Ukraine as she testified in the seventh public impeachment hearing
Fiona Hill to criticize Republicans for pushing ‘fictional narrative’ on UkraineIn her opening statement before House impeachment investigators, obtained by POLITICO, Fiona Hill plans to go after Republican lawmakers for pushing a “fictional narrative” about Ukrainian interference in the 2016 presidential election
Fiona Hill to say partisan politics drove a 'fictional' narrative on UkraineThe former White House official is expected to detail warning about the threat to U.S. democracy posed by Russia.
Fiona Hill to say partisan politics drove a 'fictional' narrative on UkraineFormer White House official Fiona Hill will accuse lawmakers of ignoring Putin's election threat, will say politics drove a 'fictional' narrative on Ukraine.
Impeachment Inquiry Live Updates: Fiona Hill Denounces ‘Fictional’ Claim of Ukraine Meddling in 2016The former top Europe and Russia expert at the National Security Council denounced the “false narrative” promoted by President Trump and Republicans that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election, calling it a dangerous story planted by Russia that plays into Moscow’s hands. A senior embassy official in Kyiv testified that his “clear impression” was that Mr. Trump froze security aid to push Ukraine to investigate the Bidens.
Fiona Hill, David Holmes Expected to Testify on Ukraine Pressure CampaignA former White House adviser and a current U.S. diplomat are expected to offer impeachment investigators different vantage points on the shift in U.S. foreign policy in Ukraine and alleged efforts by some of President Trump’s advisers to pressure Kyiv to deliver investigations that could benefit Mr. Trump politically. Fiona Hill warned lawmakers against promoting a “fictional narrative” that Ukraine interfered in U.S. elections and called such a theory Russian propaganda, marking a sharp disagreement with President Trump
Trump impeachment hearings live updates: Fiona Hill and David Holmes appear'There's no question that Gordon Sondland's blockbuster testimony is still sending shock waves through Washington,' marykbruce tells KyraPhillips on Day 5 of the House impeachmenthearings.