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Arms for Dirt: Hill & Holmes testimony …”Russia operates like a SuperPAC.”

“I said to him. . . I think this is all going to blow up – and here we are.”

Fiona Hill and David Holmes put a cocktail stick into the fictional narratives promoted by the GOP and the White House. She reminds us that there was a domestic political errand (“whatever drug deal that Sondland and Mulvaney are cooking up”) that was diverging from US national foreign policy.

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Hill and Holmes testified there was no doubt that when Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and other people referred to investigations of the energy company Burisma Holdings, what they really meant was Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who sat on its board.

“It was very apparent to me that was what Rudy Giuliani intended, yes, intended to convey that Burisma was linked to the Bidens and he said this publicly, repeatedly,” Hill said.

Under questioning from Democratic counsel Dan Goldman, Holmes said he agreed that Burisma was “code” for the Bidens.

Two other key witnesses, Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland and former special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker, both testified that they never made any such connection until after the rough transcript of Trump’s July 25 call with Ukraine’s president was made public.

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