Dr. Fiona Hill is one tough woman. She comes for a long line of coal miners in northern England. She came to the U.S., because her accent would limit her opportunities. America is still the land of opportunity. Today, she opened her brilliant mind by giving testimony in the House impeachment hearings.
This strong woman came forward, because she was a patriot. The former national security official testified Thursday and called out a U.S. ambassador for running a “domestic political errand” for the president. She saw a terrible operation committed by Donald Trump in Ukraine. The hearing turned on her words.
Fiona Hill told House investigators she came to realize Ambassador Gordon Sondland wasn’t simply operating outside official diplomatic channels, as some assumed, but carrying out instructions from Trump. according to NBC New York:
‘He was being involved in a domestic political errand. And we were being involved in national security policy. And here we are.’
Dr.Hill testified before the House impeachment legislators about recognizing Ambassador Gordon Sondland’s terrible exercise for the president. He was not simply an errant ambassador, but involved in a situation wrapped up with the stamp of the president of these United States.
She told the committee that the president’s former National Security Adviser and her boss John Bolton told her he did not want to be involved in any “drug deal” between Ambassador Sondland and the White House.
Hill said Bolton told her separately he didn’t want to be involved in any “drug deal” Sondland and Trump’s acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney were operating. Yet, Bolton has not come forward.
Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed Wednesday that he was happy about the U.S.’s “political battles.” Hill testified that no other foreign government, especially in a hot war with Russia, had their US military aide held up.
She told House investigators it was abundantly clear Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani was pursuing political activities to hurt the Democrats and Joe Biden in Ukraine:
‘He was clearly pushing forward issues and ideas that would, you know, probably come back to haunt us and in fact. I think that’s where we are today.’
Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff said:
‘You may not like the witness’ answer, but we will hear it.’
‘I refuse to be part of an effort to legitimize an alternative narrative that the Ukrainian government is a U.S. adversary, and that Ukraine — not Russia — attacked us in 2016.’
Hill left the White House before the infamous July phone call that kicked off the impeachment investigation. She was involved in some “other key meetings and conversations related to Ukraine policy.”
Hill opened her testimony with a powerful request that the Republicans stop with their “alternative theory of 2016 election interference and helping Russia sow divisions in the United States:”
‘This is exactly what the Russian government was hoping for. They would pit one side of our electorate against the others. We are running out of time to stop them.’
House Minority Leader Devin Nunes (D-CA) said:
‘That is the Democrats’ pitiful legacy…the Russian hoax…a shoddy sequel of the impeachment inquiry.’
Hill became an American citizen in 2002. Actually, she came from the same area that George Washington’s people came from.
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