LIVE: House impeachment inquiry hearing, day 5

Today Fiona Hill, a former National Security Council senior director for Europe and Russia, and David Holmes, counselor for political affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine will testify.

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3 Responses to LIVE: House impeachment inquiry hearing, day 5

  1. stella says:

    Fiona Hill Penned Washington Post Op-ed Against Giving Ukraine Weapons in 2015

    https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2019/11/21/fiona-hill-penned-washington-post-op-ed-against-giving-ukraine-weapons-in-2015/

    Dr. Fiona Hill told the impeachment inquiry Thursday that she was concerned that a hold on aid might endanger Ukraine’s security. But in a 2015 Washington Post op-ed, Hill argued against giving Ukraine any lethal weapons.

    Hill was testifying in the seventh public hearing in the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment inquiry. As she had in her closed-door deposition last month, Hill said she was concerned about Ukraine’s security and stability as it defended itself against Russia. In that context, she — and others — were worried about a hold on security.

    But Hill also had to admit that she co-authored an op-ed in 2015, when she was working at the left-wing Brookings Institution think tank, in which she opposed sending weapons to help Ukraine…

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  2. stella says:

    Another possible explanation for Sondland’s testimony.

    ‘Witness Intimidation’: Democrat Ends Boycott of Sondland’s Hotels After He Testifies

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/20/witness-intimidation-democrat-ends-boycott-of-sondlands-hotels-after-he-testifies/

    Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) officially ended his boycott of the hotel chain owned by U.S. Ambassador to the E.U. Gordon Sondland after he testified against President Donald Trump in Wedesday’s impeachment inquiry.

    Blumenauer had encouraged the public to boycott Sondland’s Provenance Hotels until he testified. As Wilamette Week reported: “In October, Blumenauer called for a boycott of Provenance Hotels, where Sondland served as CEO. Blumenauer said Americans should boycott Provenance properties—including six hotels in downtown Portland—until Sondland testified in a congressional impeachment inquiry.”

    Sondland had originally defended the president robustly, but seemed to become less adamant in his arguments over time.

    On Wednesday, Sondland claimed, in his opening statement, that there had been a “quid pro quo” in which Trump asked the president of Ukraine to conduct investigations, which Democrats allege were politically motivated, as a condition for a White House meeting. Though Sondland later admitted that he had never actually heard Trump make that demand, and that Trump told him “no quid pro quo,” Democrats were delighted.

    After the hearing, Blumenauer’s spokesman confirmed that the boycott was officially over.

    Blumenauer himself tweeted: “Gordon Sondland, welcome to the resistance.”

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  3. Lucille says:

    “Schiff Show: Thursday’s Witness Fiona Hill Has Links to Soros, Deep State, Fusion’s Chris Steele — AND CONVENIENTLY FORGOT ERIC CIARAMELLA’S NAME DURING QUESTIONING”
    by Jim Hoft – November 21, 2019
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/11/schiff-show-thursdays-witness-fiona-hill-has-links-to-soros-deep-state-fusions-chris-steele-and-conveniently-forgot-eric-ciaramellas-name-during-questioning/

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