Trump ex-Russia adviser Hill tells U.S. lawmakers to stop promoting ‘falsehoods’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s former Russia adviser Fiona Hill urged lawmakers in the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry on Thursday not to promote “politically driven falsehoods” that cast doubt on Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

In her prepared testimony, Hill said some members of the House Intelligence Committee, based on their questions and statements, appear to believe that Russia and its security services did not conduct a campaign against the United States during the 2016 presidential race and that perhaps Ukraine did.

Hill appeared to be referring to some of President Donald Trump’s Republican allies and defenders on the committee in the impeachment inquiry focusing on his actions toward Ukraine.

“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.

Article URL : https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/trump-ex-russia-adviser-hill-tells-u-s-lawmakers-to-stop-promoting-falsehoods-idUSKBN1XV0I6

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