President Donald Trump’s former chief adviser on Russia and Europe, Fiona Hill, called the theory of Ukraine's interference in the U.S. election "fictitious". She said this during an open hearing at the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday, The New York Times reports.
“This is a fictional narrative that has been perpetrated and propagated by the Russian security services themselves,” said Hill, who served until July as the director for European and Russian affairs at the White House National Security Council.
“In the course of this investigation, I would ask that you please not promote politically driven falsehoods that so clearly advance Russian interests. These fictions are harmful, even if used solely for domestic political purposes,” Trump's ex-adviser stressed.
According to her, the truth is that Russia systematically attacked American democratic institutions in 2016, and this was proved by US intelligence agencies and confirmed by two-party reports to Congress. A former Trump advisor believes Russia's security services and their proxies are ready to reiterate their interference in the 2020 election.
As we reported earlier, Former U.S. Special Envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker stated during a congressional hearing that Donald Trump was skeptical of Volodymyr Zelensky's victory in the presidential election, ABC informed.
"Despite the unanimous, positive assessment and recommendations of those of us who were part of the U.S. Presidential Delegation that attended the inauguration of President Zelensky, President Trump was receiving a different, negative narrative about Ukraine and President Zelensky," Volker said.