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Politics U.S. House panels release two more impeachment depositions

19:50  08 november  2019
19:50  08 november  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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WASHINGTON - The U.S. House committees conducting the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Friday released transcripts from closed-door depositions with former White House adviser Fiona Hill and current White House adviser Alexander Vindman.

Former White House adviser Fiona Hill arrives to review her previous testimony in the U.S. House of Representatives impeachment inquiry on Capitol Hill  on November 4, 2019. © Leah Millis Former White House adviser Fiona Hill arrives to review her previous testimony in the U.S. House of Representatives impeachment inquiry on Capitol Hill on November 4, 2019.

Hill is the former senior director for European and Russian affairs on Trump's National Security Council, while Vindman is a U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and Ukraine expert on the National Security Council staff.

Reporting by Lisa Lambert; writing by Makini Brice; editing by Tim Ahmann

Democrats release three new transcripts as part of impeachment inquiry .
House Democrats released three new transcripts Monday as they charge closer towards the open hearing phase of their impeachment inquiry later this week.The release included the transcript of Laura Cooper, top Defense official who oversees Ukraine, who testified about the Trump administration's decision to withhold nearly $400 million in aid to Ukraine, which Democrats are examining as part of the House investigation into whether President Trump pressed Ukraine to help his own reelection bid in 2020. And Democrats also released the transcripts from joint depositions with Catherine Croft and Christopher Anderson, two former assistants to former U.S.

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