White House adviser who resigned Wednesday arrives for testimony in Trump impeachment inquiry

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/468266-top-russia-official-arrives-for-testimony-in-trump-impeachment-inquiry

White House adviser who resigned Wednesday arrives for testimony in Trump impeachment inquiryTheHill.com

Tim Morrison, a top White House Russia expert, arrived Thursday to testify behind closed-doors about President Trump’s contacts with Ukraine, the latest in a growing string of witnesses to buck the president and appear as part of the Democrats’ impeachment investigation.

Morrison is expected to be asked about whether the president and other officials sought to withhold nearly $400 million in financial aid to Ukraine in exchange for a public commitment from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to open two investigations that would benefit Trump politically.

Morrison was escorted into the Capitol roughly 15 minutes before the scheduled 8 a.m. deposition. He declined to answer questions from reporters.

Morrison, who announced Wednesday that he would be leaving his position as the senior director for European and Russian affairs on the National Security Council (NSC), has been mentioned by previous witnesses as someone who voiced dismay that the president was demanding a quid pro quo for the aid.

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