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Trump’s ex-top Russia expert described frustration with Giuliani, according to impeachment testimony

2019-11-09 09:10:28       source:CNBC

November 9, 2019

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s former top Russia expert, Fiona Hill, vividly described alarms raised by White House national security professionals about his Ukraine policy, according to newly released testimony to the impeachment investigators.

Hill left the White House National Security Council shortly before the July 25 call during which Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for “a favor.”

Her testimony, released Friday, offered a gripping account of the rising tensions in the spring and summer between members of the NSC, led by former National Security Advisor John Bolton, and the small group of individuals whom Trump directed to run a parallel foreign policy aimed at getting Ukraine to launch investigations on Democrat Joe Biden and his son.

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