Washington — President Trump’s former Russia adviser, Fiona Hill, is now testifying before Congress in the impeachment inquiry against Mr. Trump. She is expected to tell lawmakers that the president’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and the ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, actively avoided her and the National Security Council process and ran their own Ukraine policy, a source familiar with Hill recently told CBS News.
12:08 p.m.: Florida Republican Matt Gaetz, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, went to Fiona Hill’s deposition this morning and was asked to leave by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff because he is not a member of the Intelligence, Oversight or Foreign Affairs Committees.
After seeking a ruling from the parliamentarian, who apparently ruled in Schiff’s favor, Gaetz left. — Rebecca Kaplan