National safety specialist Fiona Hill dismisses ambassador Gordon Sondland for & # 39; made-up & # 39; statement after he has DENY denied a heated conversation with her about the pressure from Ukraine and claims that he has a & # 39; tasty & # 39; had coffee with her in Jackson Hole
- Fiona Hill testified about an internal alarm about attempts to induce Ukraine to investigate a political rival
- She described a tense White House meeting and says that former security adviser John Bolton Rudy Giuliani a & # 39; hand grenade & # 39; called
- Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland said he never had a & # 39; heated discussion & # 39; could have remembered with Hill
- Her lawyer said Wednesday that Sondland had made up communication with her & # 39; and that Hill had told Sondland about & # 39; disastrous & # 39; lack of coordination on Ukraine
Former national security adviser Fiona Hill is accusing the US ambassador to the EU of Gordon Sondland of coming up with an informal meeting he claims to have had with coffee – in addition to denying a confrontation about Ukraine.
The clash between two major witnesses of impeachment investigation comes even after Sondland revised his testimony to say he spoke to a top Ukrainian official and linked millions in security assistance with investigations that Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani was looking for.
Fiona Hill is a Russian National Security Council expert who was a remnant of the Obama administration.
The lawyer representing former Fiona Hill expert of National Security Russia accused the EU ambassador Gordon Sondland of sharing parts of his testimony & # 39; made up & # 39;
Hill & # 39; s lawyer, Lee Wolosky, tweeted Tuesday that Sondland after releasing his testimony & # 39; communication & # 39; had invented.
& # 39; Sondland has communication with Dr. Hill, none of whom had anything to do with coffee. Dr. Hill told Sondland what she told the lawmakers – the lack of coordination on Ukraine was disastrous and the circumstances of the resignation of Amb Yovanovitch shameful, he wrote.
During his testimony, Sondland was asked if he ever had & # 39; heated discussions with Dr. Hill & # 39; – a reference to her testimony about a bitter exchange after Sondland raised the issue of corruption in a White House meeting with Ukrainians. Xxx
& # 39; No, not that I remember. I never remembered that I had a heated discussion with Dr. Hill, & he said.
Sondlans said he had been drinking coffee with Hill in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Sondland provided a three-page & # 39; s addendum to his testimony after having refreshed his memory about important events & # 39;
When asked how often he spoke to her, Sondland answered: & You know, maybe once or twice a month. I remember we were in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and I sent her a text message and she happened to be there. & # 39;
He continued to describe the encounter. & # 39; We met for coffee. I think her family was there and my wife and I had a nice drink or coffee or something. And she sent me a nice note about Ukraine in February when we went to the 0dessa thing, that was great and it worked very well and thanks for helping, & said Sondland. & # 39; Our relationship has always been very cordial. & # 39;
& # 39; She never told you how uncomfortable the meeting was in the meeting at Ambassador Bolton's office? & # 39; he was asked. & # 39; Not to remember my memory, & # 39; he replied.
Sondland added a three-page addendum to his testimony that made significant changes this week, stating that his memory had been refreshed by other testimonies he saw.
Sondland also testified about Hill's support. & # 39; In February, when I went to Odesa [Ukraine], I congratulated and praised Dr. Hill me for my efforts to help Ukraine. So I assumed the NSC was en route on the way, & he said to the legislators in their investigation of President Trump.
In her own testimony, which has not yet been released, Hill testified that she considered Sondland a counter-intelligence risk, the New York Times reported.
Hill testified that former National Security Advisor John Bolton external interactions by Sondland and Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani as a & # 39; drug deal & # 39; and said that at a White House meeting on July 10, Sondland said that Trump would meet the President of Ukraine if Ukraine opened investigations pushed by Giuliani.
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