‘Fierce, focused and fearless’: Fiona Hill emerges as a principled voice in impeachment inquiry

Jeanine Santucci
November 22, 2019

WASHINGTON — As another long day of public impeachment inquiry testimony on Thursday wore on, attention turned to one figure who expounded on the greater importance of the subject matter at hand: protecting American democracy.

Dr. Fiona Hill, a former National Security Council official, delivered punchy lines of testimony and asserted her position as a witness in the inquiry who would present facts exactly as she knew them to be, persistent in the face of accusations of partisanship.

Hill rebutted the Republican theory that Ukraine meddled in the 2016 U.S. election and answered questions about the pressure campaign President Donald Trump is accused of levying against the nation.

Testifying alongside David Holmes, a State Department official in the U.S. embassy in Ukraine, Hill at times used her platform to explain her ideals of U.S. foreign policy and democracy.

Takeaways from Fiona Hill, David Holmes testimonies:Ukraine viewed White House meeting as ‘critical’ and other takeaways.


Article URL : https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/11/21/top-moments-fiona-hills-impeachment-hearing-show-outspoken-nonpartisan/4261353002/

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