Fiona Hill is testifying in Thursday's impeachment hearing. Here's what to expect

Fiona Hill is testifying in Thursday's impeachment hearing. Here's what to expect

Fiona Hill is testifying in Thursday's impeachment hearing. Here's what to expect

"I have heard that it was in a briefing book", Pence said. "He seems like a nice guy though". "I want nothing, I said it twice", Trump said.


"Was there a quid pro quo?"


Gordan Sondland couldn't always get President Donald Trump on the phone.

Turned into there a quid pro quo?

The followup: "So you really have no testimony today that ties President Trump to a scheme to withhold aid from Ukraine in exchange for these investigations".

Thursday's testimony featured a witness, diplomat David Holmes, reiterating to Congress that he overheard President Trump on a phone call with U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland in July, with Trump speaking so loudly that he could be heard even while not on speakerphone.

Fiona Hill is a Russian Federation expert who's written extensively on the Kremlin, and she made that clear from the outset when she scolded Republican lawmakers for propagating what she said was a "fictional narrative" - that somehow Ukraine, not Russian Federation, interfered in the 2016 US presidential election.

Earlier, Sondland said that "it was abundantly clear that there was a link" between the actions Ukraine desired and an announcement on investigations on behalf of Kyiv.

In his testimony, Sondland said he had raised concerns about the linkage between the aid and the investigations Trump sought.

Sondland additionally used to be requested about an narrative whereby presidential adviser Fiona Hill challenged him on his claim to be the one running Ukraine protection.

Pence press secretary Katie Waldman said Pence was also unaware of the "brief pull-aside conversation" that Sondland reported having with a top aide to Zelensky following the Pence-Zelensky meeting.

"I want nothing, I want nothing", Trump said, quoting his alleged September 9 conversation with Sondland. That was a reference to Rudy Giuliani, Trump's personal lawyer who had been pushing for Ukraine investigations. "I think articles of impeachment are being drawn up if they haven't already been drawn up".

Sondland responded that he was "presuming" such allegations. Turner then asked him.

In a series of tweets, Trump urged House Republican allies to "Keep fighting tough", and told them they are "dealing with human scum who have taken Due Process and all of the Republican Party's rights away from us during the most unfair hearings in American History". Nobody else on this planet told you that Donald Trump was tying aid to these investigations. If your answer is yes, then the chairman is wrong, and the headline on CNN is wrong. After all, "two plus two equals four", as Sondland said. He read from emails that he said "show that the leadership of State, NSC and the White House were all informed about the Ukraine efforts" from late May until the US security aid was released to Ukraine in September.

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