Today’s Witness: Republicans Push Ukraine “Fiction”

Axios reports:

Former White House official Fiona Hill will tell Thursday’s impeachment hearing that a “fictional narrative” about Ukraine, driven by partisan politics, distracted President Trump from the real threat that Russia poses to America’s democracy.

Why she matters: Hill, who left last summer as Trump’s top adviser on Russia and Europe, gives House investigators a window into former national security adviser John Bolton’s objections to Trump’s Ukraine activities. In closed testimony last month, Hill said Bolton called Rudy Giuliani a “hand grenade that is going to blow everybody up.”

In a brief opening statement, Hill will emphasize that she believes it is her patriotic duty to answer the House Intelligence Committee’s questions about what she saw and what she knows, according to a source familiar with her testimony.