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first a little background on Fiona Hill:

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Fiona Hill (born October 1965) is a British-born American foreign affairs specialist and national security official specializing in the former Soviet Union and Russian and European affairs. Having previously served as an intelligence officer under Presidents George W. Bush & Barack Obama from 2006-2009, Hill, in April 2017, was appointed by President Donald Trump as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for European and Russian Affairs on his National Security Council staff.

Hill decided to step down from the position in August 2019. During her tenure, the United States' policy towards Russia was said to be "tougher than that of the Obama administration." On 14 October 2019, Hill testified for ten hours before Congress as part of the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump
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WASHINGTON — Fiona Hill, a former White House adviser on Russia, told House impeachment investigators behind closed doors Monday that she had strongly and repeatedly objected to the ouster earlier this year of former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, according to a person familiar with the testimony.

Yovanovitch testified Friday that President Trump pressured the State Department to fire her.

Hill made the remarks as she testified for more than 10 hours in the Democratic inquiry, which is probing Trump’s pleas to Ukrainian officials for investigations into political rival Joe Biden’s family and into the country’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election. The person requested anonymity to discuss the confidential interview.
And of course they did not fire her (Yovanovitch) and in fact she was told she had done nothing wrong when she was suddenly pulled from Ukraine.

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The three committees leading the probe are seeking interviews next week with Russell Vought, acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Michael Duffey, another OMB official who leads national security programs, according to a person familiar with those requests. That person wasn’t authorized to discuss the invitations and requested anonymity.

The packed schedule of interviews comes as Democrats are methodically working to pin down the details of Trump’s pressure on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Once Democrats have completed the probe, and followed any other threads it produces, they will use their findings to help determine whether to vote on articles of impeachment. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she wants the committees to move “expeditiously.”



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Yovanovitch told lawmakers there was a “concerted campaign” against her based on “unfounded and false claims by people with clearly questionable motives.”
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The interview is one of what could eventually become dozens of closed-door depositions in the impeachment probe. There are five more scheduled this week, mostly with State Department officials, though it is unclear if they will all appear after Trump declared he wouldn’t cooperate with the probe.

While interviews have focused on the interactions with Ukraine, the probe could broaden as soon as next week to include interviews with White House budget officials who may be able to shed light on whether military aid was withheld from Ukraine as Trump and his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, pushed for the investigations.
Also up this week:
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Michael McKinley, a former top aide to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who resigned last week. McKinley, a career foreign service officer and Pompeo’s de facto chief of staff, resigned Friday, ending a 37-year career. He is scheduled to testify behind closed doors Wednesday.
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One of the diplomats in the text exchanges, U.S. ambassador Gordon Sondland, is expected to appear for a deposition under subpoena Thursday.
Looks like quite little Whitehouse worker bees are defending our constitution.


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“The tragedy here and the crime here is that the American people don’t get to see what’s going on in these sessions,” said Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, the top Republican on the House Oversight and Reform panel.
no the reak tragedy is the administration, rudy, and barr can't be trusted not to coordinate testimony when they hear what is being said.
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More closed door hearings from the Resistance lynch mob. Democrats love hearing from disaffected bureaucrats upset with the President especially when they can selectively leak their testimony to a supine media.

You claim to have been taught civics but yet ignore the fact ambassadors and the like serve at the President's pleasure not the other way round. Any threat to their fiefdoms by a reformer like Trump has them up in arms.
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I found this part intriguing...

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Hill decided to step down from the position in August 2019. During her tenure, the United States' policy towards Russia was said to be "tougher than that of the Obama administration."
Ummm…

Wasn't Trump supposed to be Putin' puppet?...Didn't we hear, for years, from the sniveling Democrats and media (redundancy alert), how Trump is treating Russia with kid gloves?...
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This circus is not a true impeachment inquiry, because no vote to impeach was taken. It is a kangaroo court engaging in treasonous activities to remove a duly-elected president they don't want in office, because their corruption is slowly being exposed. It goes way beyond the Bidens. Here is some background on Yovanovich, who was justifiably removed from her position.

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Ambassador Yovanovich is a noted Trump-hater who blocked Ukrainian officials from traveling to the United States to hand over evidence of Obama misconduct during the 2016 election to President Trump. Yovanovich was US ambassador to Ukraine during the 2016 election when the Ukrainian government was colluding with the DNC and Hillary Campaign to undermine the US presidential election. Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenkoko told journalists in March that Yovanovitch gave him a “do not prosecute” list during their first meeting.

On Friday fired Ambassador Yovanovich testified behind closed doors in front of the Pelosi-Schiff impeachment committee. Yovanovich believes she was unjustly fired despite the fact that she was an Obama holdover, was speaking out against President Trump and she was colluding with the DNC and Hillary Campaign to undermine the US presidential election. On Friday John Solomon told Lou Dobbs about the fired ambassador’s links to a radical Soros group operating in Ukraine. https://www.freerepublic.com/tag/yovanovich/index
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This circus is not a true impeachment inquiry, because no vote to impeach was taken. It is a kangaroo court engaging in treasonous activities to remove a duly-elected president they don't want in office...
Although time will run out before that could happen--and the Senate, in any case, would not vote to remove the president from office--I have no doubt that the Democrats wish to weaken President Trump before the 2020 election.
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During her tenure, the United States' policy towards Russia was said to be "tougher than that of the Obama administration."
I thought we were supposed to be puppets....
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This circus is not a true impeachment inquiry, because no vote to impeach was taken.
There isn't a requirement to hold any vote in the House to begin an impeachment inquiry. Sending articles of impeachment to the Senate does need a vote, but before that, no.
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There isn't a requirement to hold any vote in the House to begin an impeachment inquiry. Sending articles of impeachment to the Senate does need a vote, but before that, no.
And showing your tax returns isn't a requirement…

...so I guess we've never heard anyone complain about THAT either...
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My glasses do need changing but I did not see that quote in the article. Could you point me toward it?
First quoted block in the OP. Second paragraph...
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I found this part intriguing...

Ummm…

Wasn't Trump supposed to be Putin' puppet?...Didn't we hear, for years, from the sniveling Democrats and media (redundancy alert), how Trump is treating Russia with kid gloves?...
During HER tenure. she was the one representing us who was tough on Russia. Giuliani tried to circumvent that.
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