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Trump: I Turned Down Trading Bout for Whelan

US and Russia plan to discuss American's release this week

(Newser) - Former President Trump said Sunday that he rejected a Russian prisoner trade that would have freed American Paul Whelan. In a post on Truth Social, the Hill reports, Trump said the price—the US release of notorious arms dealer Viktor Bout—was too high. "I turned down a deal...

Fiona Hill: Putin May Be Playing Elon Musk
Fiona Hill:
Putin May Be
Elon Musk

Fiona Hill: Putin May Be Playing Elon Musk

'It’s very clear that Elon Musk is transmitting a message' for the Russian leader

(Newser) - Fiona Hill has advised presidents of both parties and is, as Politico points out, renowned for her knowledge of Russia in general and Vladimir Putin in particular. In a lengthy interview with the outlet, Hill doesn't have much good news to impart about the Ukraine war. "There is...

Fiona Hill's Comments Don't Sit Well With Trump

Former adviser accused him of 'pulling a Putin' on Jan. 6

(Newser) - In an interview with the New York Times Magazine , Fiona Hill —a specialist on Russia and Vladimir Putin who advised presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Donald Trump—offered critiques of all three former leaders. For example, she remembers that she "winced" when Obama defied advice and publicly...

Trump Blasts 'Human Scum' as Hearings Resume
'This Is All Going
to Blow Up'
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'This Is All Going to Blow Up'

Impeachment witness Fiona Hill recalls her warning to Gordon Sondland

(Newser) - As the impeachment hearings got back underway on Capitol Hill Thursday, President Trump called Democrats participating in the proceedings "human scum." In a morning tweet, Trump wrote that "corrupt politician Adam Schiff’s lies are growing by the day," and he urged Republicans to stay united...

Today Could Be Final Day of Impeachment Hearings

Fiona Hill, David Holmes will testify

(Newser) - Two witnesses will appear Thursday at what will be this week's final impeachment inquiry hearing—and possibly the final hearing before things move to the next stage. National Security Council official Fiona Hill, who was the White House's top expert on Russia, is expected to testify about her...

'There Was No Doubt:' 2 More Transcripts Are Out

Alexander Vindman and Fiona Hill

(Newser) - Two more transcripts are out from the testimony of key figures in the impeachment inquiry, that of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman , a Ukraine specialist on the National Security Council, and Fiona Hill , who also was with the NSC. Read Vindman's transcript here , and Hill's here . The Washington Post ...

White House Adviser Thought US Envoy Was Clueless—and a Risk

Fiona Hill testified that she warned about Gordon Sondland

(Newser) - Fiona Hill, a former high-ranking White House foreign affairs adviser, told House impeachment investigators that the US ambassador to the EU was so unprepared and inexperienced that she thought he was a security risk. Gordon Sondland told foreign officials they could drop by the White House any time, she said,...

Report: Bolton Called Giuliani a 'Hand Grenade'

Aide Fiona Hill testifies on Ukraine frictions

(Newser) - President Trump's former top Russian adviser testified before House impeachment investigators Monday—and sources tell the New York Times that she had a lot to say about Rudy Giuliani, Ukraine, and John Bolton. The insiders say former National Security Council adviser Fiona Hill told lawmakers that in July, Bolton,...

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