Fiona Hill, Alexander Vindman’s Impeachment Testimony Transcipts Released | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC

MUCH, I’M SORRY WE’RE CUTTING YOU SHORT BUT WE DO HAVE THIS YOU SHORT BUT WE DO HAVE THIS BREAKING NEWS THAT THE BREAKING NEWS THAT THE TRANSCRIPTS FROM FIONA HILL AND TRANSCRIPTS FROM FIONA HILL AND ALEXANDER MINDMANVINDMAN HAVE BE ALEXANDER MINDMANVINDMAN HAVE BE RELEASED RELEASED

LET’S GO TO CAPITOL HILL LET’S GO TO CAPITOL HILL GEOFF BENNETT HAS HAD A COUPLE GEOFF BENNETT HAS HAD A COUPLE OF MINUTES TO LOOK AT THEM OF MINUTES TO LOOK AT THEM ANYTHING THAT STANDS OUT, GEOFF? ANYTHING THAT STANDS OUT, GEOFF? >> Reporter: A LOT

>> Reporter: A LOT >> REALLY? >> REALLY? >> Reporter: YES >> Reporter: YES TO REFRESH PEOPLE’S MEMORIES, TO REFRESH PEOPLE’S MEMORIES, FIONA HILL WAS THE RUSSIA FIONA HILL WAS THE RUSSIA DIRECTOR AT THE NATIONAL DIRECTOR AT THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL SECURITY COUNCIL

THE REASON WHY HER TESTIMONY WAS THE REASON WHY HER TESTIMONY WAS IMPORTANT IS BECAUSE SHE IS THE IMPORTANT IS BECAUSE SHE IS THE ONE THAT TOLD CONGRESS THAT RUDY ONE THAT TOLD CONGRESS THAT RUDY GIULIANI AND GORDON SONDLAND GIULIANI AND GORDON SONDLAND CIRCUMVENTED THE NATIONAL CIRCUMVENTED THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL AND THE NORMAL SECURITY COUNCIL AND THE NORMAL WHITE HOUSE PROCESS TO PURSUE WHITE HOUSE PROCESS TO PURSUE THIS SHADOW FOREIGN POLICY ON THIS SHADOW FOREIGN POLICY ON UKRAINE UKRAINE SHE ALSO SAYS THAT THE TWO OF SHE ALSO SAYS THAT THE TWO OF THEM SIDESTEPPED JOHN BOLTON WHO THEM SIDESTEPPED JOHN BOLTON WHO AT THE TIME, AS YOU WELL KNOW, AT THE TIME, AS YOU WELL KNOW, WAS THE NATIONAL SECURITY WAS THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER ADVISER WE’VE REPORTED THAT

WE’VE REPORTED THAT THE TRANSCRIPT ADDS IN A NUMBER THE TRANSCRIPT ADDS IN A NUMBER OF CRUCIAL DETAILS OF CRUCIAL DETAILS SO SHE SAYS HERE IN HER SO SHE SAYS HERE IN HER TESTIMONY THAT THERE WAS A TESTIMONY THAT THERE WAS A MEETING ON JULY 10th MEETING ON JULY 10th

I’LL COME BACK TO WHY JULY 10th I’LL COME BACK TO WHY JULY 10th IS IMPORTANT, BUT SHE SAYS THIS IS IMPORTANT, BUT SHE SAYS THIS AMBASSADOR BOLTON, JOHN BOLTON, AMBASSADOR BOLTON, JOHN BOLTON, IMMEDIATELY ENDED THIS JULY 10th IMMEDIATELY ENDED THIS JULY 10th MEETING WITH UKRAINIAN OFFICIALS MEETING WITH UKRAINIAN OFFICIALS AFTER AMBASSADOR SONDLAND AFTER AMBASSADOR SONDLAND BLURTED OUT THAT WE HAVE AN BLURTED OUT THAT WE HAVE AN AGREEMENT WITH THE CHIEF OF AGREEMENT WITH THE CHIEF OF STAFF, IN THIS CASE THAT WOULD STAFF, IN THIS CASE THAT WOULD BE MICK MULVANEY, THAT WE HAVE BE MICK MULVANEY, THAT WE HAVE AN AGREEMENT WITH MICK MULVANEY AN AGREEMENT WITH MICK MULVANEY FOR A MEETING IF THESE FOR A MEETING IF THESE INVESTIGATIONS IN THE ENERGY INVESTIGATIONS IN THE ENERGY SECTOR START SECTOR START I’LL PUT THIS ALL INTO CONTEXT

I’LL PUT THIS ALL INTO CONTEXT OUR REPORTING IS THAT ALEXANDER OUR REPORTING IS THAT ALEXANDER VINDMAN, THE LIEUTENANT COLONEL VINDMAN, THE LIEUTENANT COLONEL WHOSE TRANSCRIPT WAS ALSO WHOSE TRANSCRIPT WAS ALSO RELEASED TODAY, HE ALERTED HIS RELEASED TODAY, HE ALERTED HIS SUPERIORS NOT ONCE BUT TWICE SUPERIORS NOT ONCE BUT TWICE ABOUT THIS ENTIRE UKRAINIAN ABOUT THIS ENTIRE UKRAINIAN GAMBIT GAMBIT ONCE AFTER THE PHONE CALL ON ONCE AFTER THE PHONE CALL ON JULY 25th JULY 25th

BUT PRIOR TO THAT, AFTER THIS BUT PRIOR TO THAT, AFTER THIS MEETING THAT FIONA HILL MEETING THAT FIONA HILL TESTIFIES ABOUT ON JULY 10th, TESTIFIES ABOUT ON JULY 10th, BECAUSE IN HIS VIEW, THESE BECAUSE IN HIS VIEW, THESE COMMENTS FROM GORDONNING COMMENTS FROM GORDONNING FIONA HILL TESTIFIES TO THAT AS FIONA HILL TESTIFIES TO THAT AS WELL AND SAYS THAT BOLTON WAS SO WELL AND SAYS THAT BOLTON WAS SO CONCERNED ABOUT IT THAT HE CONCERNED ABOUT IT THAT HE IMMEDIATELY ENDED THE MEETING IMMEDIATELY ENDED THE MEETING SHE GOES ON TO SAY, IN A SHE GOES ON TO SAY, IN A FOLLOW-ON MEETING ON THE SAME FOLLOW-ON MEETING ON THE SAME DAY, AMBASSADOR SONDLAND AGAIN DAY, AMBASSADOR SONDLAND AGAIN RESEARCHED AN AGREEMENT WITH RESEARCHED AN AGREEMENT WITH CHIEF OF STAFF MULVANEY FOR A CHIEF OF STAFF MULVANEY FOR A MEETING WITH THE UKRAINIANS IF MEETING WITH THE UKRAINIANS IF THEY WERE GOING TO GO FORWARD THEY WERE GOING TO GO FORWARD WITH INVESTIGATIONS AND HE WITH INVESTIGATIONS AND HE SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED BURISMA

SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED BURISMA SO THIS SPEAKS TO THAT QUID PRO SO THIS SPEAKS TO THAT QUID PRO QUO, TO THAT BRIBERY PLOT, TO QUO, TO THAT BRIBERY PLOT, TO THE SHAKEDOWN, INSERT YOUR THE SHAKEDOWN, INSERT YOUR CHOSEN PHRASE OF REFERENCE HERE CHOSEN PHRASE OF REFERENCE HERE YOU HAVE FIONA HILL SPEAKING TO YOU HAVE FIONA HILL SPEAKING TO THIS FAVOR THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP THIS FAVOR THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP WANTED UKRAINIAN OFFICIALS TO DO WANTED UKRAINIAN OFFICIALS TO DO FOR HIM FOR HIM

THAT SPEAKS DIRECTLY TO THE CASE THAT SPEAKS DIRECTLY TO THE CASE THAT DEMOCRATS ARE BUILDING, THAT DEMOCRATS ARE BUILDING, THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS USING THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS USING HIS PUBLIC OFFICE FOR PERSONAL HIS PUBLIC OFFICE FOR PERSONAL GAIN GAIN ONE OF THE REASONS WHY FIONA ONE OF THE REASONS WHY FIONA HILL IS SO CRUCIAL NOW IS HILL IS SO CRUCIAL NOW IS BECAUSE DEMOCRATS LIKELY WON’T BECAUSE DEMOCRATS LIKELY WON’T GET JOHN BOLTON TO COME AND GET JOHN BOLTON TO COME AND TESTIFY, EITHER BEHIND CLOSED TESTIFY, EITHER BEHIND CLOSED DOORS OR IN PUBLIC, WE NOW KNOW DOORS OR IN PUBLIC, WE NOW KNOW SO IF FIONA HILL AGREES TO TELL SO IF FIONA HILL AGREES TO TELL WHAT SHE KNOWS PUBLICLY, HER WHAT SHE KNOWS PUBLICLY, HER TESTIMONY COULD BE KEY AND COULD TESTIMONY COULD BE KEY AND COULD BE DAMNING

BE DAMNING WE HAVE REPORTED THAT LIEUTENANT

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