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House impeachment investigators on Friday released the deposition transcript of Fiona Hill, a former National Security Council official whose testimony has been among the most damaging so far to President Donald Trump.
Hill on Oct. 14 testified before lawmakers on how the Trump aide grew alarmed about the role Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, and others were playing in Ukraine policy — especially their efforts to pressure the government in Kyiv to investigate Trump’s political rivals. She said then-national security adviser John Bolton at one point instructed her to report the concerns to the NSC’s lawyers.
Hill’s testimony was considered explosive in part because she was working in the White House and thus in close proximity to Trump. But she also left the administration over the summer, before the now-infamous July 25 phone call between Trump and Ukraine’s president that is now at the heart of the impeachment inquiry, and subsequent critical events.