As things now stand, two things seem certain to happen: 1) the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives will vote to impeach the president citing evidence put forth in the public hearings from the last two weeks, and 2) the Republican-controlled Senate will vote to acquit and NOT remove Trump from office.
Asked what she thought Bolton meant, Hill replied that Giuliani was "pretty explosive" and that the former NY mayor "was clearly pushing forward issues and ideas that would, you know, probably come back to haunt us and in fact I think that that's where we are today".
"This is a fictional narrative that has been perpetrated and propagated by the Russian security services themselves", said Hill, who until July served as the director for European and Russian affairs at the White House National Security Council.
"I want a trial", he said. Truth is questioned. Our highly professional and expert career foreign service is being undermined.
And Trump continued to disparage former USA ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.
With four EU countries on one side and Russian Federation on the other, this Texas-sized nation has been trapped in a tug-of-war between the Kremlin and the USA -led West ever since the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union led to independence.
She urged lawmakers not to promote "politically driven falsehoods" that cast doubt on Russia's interference in USA elections.
The lawmakers are looking into whether Trump asked Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden in return for a White House meeting or the release of US security aid.
But Nunes, the committee's top Republican, technically from California, but seemingly living in fantasyland, followed her statement with more drivel about Ukraine's interference.
In his opening statement, he said that his work at the embassy in Kiev became overshadowed in 2019 by the actions of Mr Giuliani. He noted that Republicans, when they ran the Intelligence Committee, had acknowledged Russian interference in 2016 in a report they issued a year later.
Those discredited theories have been advanced by Trump himself, who in a July 25 phone call at the center of the impeachment inquiry asked Ukraine's leader to investigate the possibility.
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The impact of the successful 2016 Russian campaign remains evident today.
Near the end of the meeting, convened by former National Security Adviser John Bolton, Sondland raised the president's interest in the political investigations.
This statement from the leader of Russian Federation came at virtually the same time that Fiona Hill, a Russian Federation and Ukraine expert who formerly served on the National Security Council was testifying before the House Intelligence Committee regarding the Ukraine scandal and the impeachment inquiry.
After the group meeting, Sondland - who had been pushing the Biden and 2016 investigations for Trump - met one-on-one behind closed doors with Andriy Yermak, a top aid to Zelenskyy.
Trump said Giuliani was the right person for the job. Trump's July 25 call with Ukraine's president is at the center of the House impeachment probe, which is looking into Trump's pressure on Ukraine to investigate political rivals as he held back almost $400 million. Trump's fellow Republicans control the Senate and have shown little support for removing him. That led to a dramatic exchange between Hill and Steve Castor, the Republican committee counsel. Trump has repeatedly asserted he did not pressure Ukraine to announce an investigation of Trump's United States domestic rival, former Vice President Joe Biden.
The president then emphasized he withheld Ukraine aid due to concerns the country was still battling corruption - not because of quid pro quo.
Writing on Twitter, she said her campaign had taken in a quarter million dollars in donations in a 15-minute span.
"He was being involved in a domestic political errand. And those two things had just diverged".
Hill, who became a US citizen in 2002, told lawmakers she was the daughter of a coal miner in the northeast of England, noting it is the same region George Washington's ancestors came from. Former White House adviser Fiona Hill warned that Giuliani had been making "explosive" and "incendiary" claims.