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Fiona Hill Transcript Details Key White House Meeting, Steele Dossier

Headline Roundup November 9th, 2019

Impeachment investigators in the House of Representatives released the deposition transcript yesterday of Fiona Hill, former senior director of the National Security Council for Europe and Russia. Hill's testimony touched on a wide range of key events and figures in the controversy, including a July 10 White House meeting at which then-National Security Advisor John Bolton appeared "furious" about efforts by Trump officials to push Ukraine to investigate the president's political rivals.

The transcript has become another focal point in the ongoing impeachment investigation. Many news outlets meticulously detailed Hill's claims, which also included her assertion that the now-infamous Steele dossier was a “rabbit hole” that “very likely” contained Russian disinformation.

Fiona Hill Transcript Details Key White House Meeting, Steele Dossier

From the Center
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Fiona Hill, former National Security Council senior director for Europe and Russia, testified that former National Security Adviser John Bolton was concerned about the push to solicit help from Ukraine, according to a transcript from her impeachment inquiry deposition released Friday.

Hill added to the account emerging from testimony that President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, was part of a team of nontraditional foreign affairs actors spearheading a back-channel Ukraine policy.

In her testimony, Hill outlined key players in a pressure campaign for Ukraine to open investigations into former...

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From the Right
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Fiona Hill, formerly President Trump’s top Russia adviser on the National Security Council, testified that British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s dossier was a “rabbit hole” that “very likely” contained Russian disinformation and that Steele “could have been played” by the Russians.

Hill’s closed-door congressional testimony during Ukraine whistleblower impeachment proceedings from Oct. 14, 2019, was released on Friday, and the 448 pages show that she was upset by much of what she’d seen this year, including efforts by Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and others to pressure Ukraine to investigate Joe and...

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From the Left
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House impeachment investigators on Friday released the deposition transcript of Fiona Hill, a former National Security Council official whose testimony has been among the most damaging so far to President Donald Trump.

Hill on Oct. 14 testified before lawmakers on how the Trump aide grew alarmed about the role Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, and others were playing in Ukraine policy — especially their efforts to pressure the government in Kyiv to investigate Trump’s political rivals. She said then-national security adviser John Bolton at one point instructed her to...

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