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  2. > She said that she came to the realization that she hadn’t been entirely “fair” to Sondland, since “he was carrying out what he though he had been instructed to carry out.”

    *Hill, Hill, Hill, How the Turntables…*

  3. Didn’t he also prompt her to specify the previous testimony that Vindman supposedly had “questionable judgement” in general, but in reality that “judgement” was only in regards to possible future political roles as opposed to national security

  4. #Today’s Witnesses

    [Fiona Hill](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiona_Hill_(presidential_advisor)) **[Former Senior Director to Europe and Russia, NSC](https://www.brookings.edu/experts/fiona-hill/)**

    Dr. Hill has worked extensively as a researcher and analyst of Russia and Eurasia since 1991. Hill is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the board of trustees of the Eurasia Foundation.
    Hill served as an intelligence analyst under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama from 2006 to 2009. She was appointed, in the first quarter of 2017, *by President Donald Trump* as Deputy Assistant to the President and Senior Director for European and Russian Affairs on his National Security Council staff, and resigned her position in August 2019. Prior to her resignation she was widely considered the foremost expert on Russia and the former USSR, including Ukraine, serving in the US government.

    **Hill has clearly testified that the White House meeting for Ukrainian President Zelenksy was contingent on the announcement of investigations into the Bidens and Burisma. Furthermore, she has thoroughly rebuked the conspiracy surrounding Ukrainian interference in the US 2016 Presidential election, describing it as a Russian talking point and denounced the Americans who have promoted it.**

    [David Holmes](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Holmes_(diplomat)) **Bill Taylor Aide, U.S Embassy in Ukraine**

    Holmes has served in the US Foreign Service since 2002. His stations have included Kosovo, Kabul, Moscow, and Kiev. He is currently serving as a Counselor for Political Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine formerly under U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch and later William B. Taylor Jr. Holmes received the [William Rivkin Constructive Dissent Award](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Foreign_Service_Association#Constructive_Dissent_Awardsaward) from the State Department for speaking out against an administration policy in 2014. He was at a dinner with Gordon Sondland with several other US embassy officials at a restaurant in Kiev when Sondland took a call from Trump that Holmes and others were able to partially overhear. After the call concluded, he was told by Sondland that Trump “did not give a s—t about Ukraine” and “only cared about the big stuff.”

    **He has testified that he was shocked by the revelation that the investigations into Biden and Burisma were a requirement for the military aide and White House meeting, but when he reported it to his supervisors, everyone was already aware of the problem.**

    [Complete Impeachment Tracker](https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19iU1uM2JURKQRqRFuw9td0NwZHsLAYrIYJ4L_ZcK4VE/edit?usp=sharing)

  5. You ever get the feeling that the Republican lawyers are intentionally doing this so that when they finally drop the hammer on Trump, they can go “see? It was OUR hard hitting questions that found out how terrible he is”?

  6. See the problem here is that this guy is a lawyer, not a politician. He’s not capable of lying or telling false hoods nearly as well as his republican colleagues. He’s there to ask legal questions and unfortunately for Trump, answers to legal questions don’t help his case.

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