Breaking via NYT: Fiona Hill told impeachment investigators she viewed Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the E.U., as a potential national security risk because he was so unprepared for his job, according to two people familiar with her testimony.
NEW: Fiona Hill saw Gordon Sondland as a national security risk because he was so unprepared for his post as an ambassador
Breaking News: Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, was a potential national security risk because he was so unprepared for his job, an ex-White House adviser said privately to impeachment investigators.
"She said Mr. Sondland extensively used a personal cellphone for official diplomatic business and repeatedly told foreign officials they were welcome to come to the White House whenever they liked." At one point, Romanians showed up without an appointment.
"She said Mr. Sondland extensively used a personal cellphone for official diplomatic business and repeatedly told foreign officials they were welcome to come to the White House whenever they liked."
NEW: Fiona Hill described Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the EU, as metaphorically driving in an unfamiliar place with no guardrails and no GPS, according to two people familiar with her testimony w/
“Hill described her fears that Sondland represented a counterintelligence risk, vulnerable to foreign governments who could exploit his inexperience. He used personal cell for diplomacy, repeatedly told foreign officials they were welcome at WH whenever”
>> “she and Mr. Bolton were moved to act after Mr. Sondland revealed during a July 10 meeting that there was an agreement with Mr. Mulvaney that Mr. Trump would meet with President Zelensky if his government opened the investigations the WH sought.”
Sondland extensively used a personal phone for official business and repeatedly told foreign officials they were welcome to come to the White House whenever they liked, per testimony by Hill, who saw him as a security risk.
She described Mr. Sondland, a hotelier and Trump donor-turned-ambassador, as metaphorically driving in an unfamiliar place with no guardrails and no GPS. w/
Fiona Hill testified that Gordon Sondland's lack of experience made him a potential natsec risk; that he did official business on his personal phone; and that he told foreign officials to stop by the White House anytime.
Sonland casually handed our cell phone numbers of American officials to foreigners and randomly invited people to the White House, according to Fiona Hill.
"Ms. Hill said that his invitations, which were highly unusual and not communicated to others at the White House, prompted one instance in which Romanian officials arrived at the White House without appointments..."
Former White House aide Fiona Hill worried that Ambassador Gordon Sondland was a national security risk because he was so unprepared for his work with Ukraine
Ms. Hill said Mr. Sondland repeatedly told foreign officials they were welcome to come to the White House whenever they liked, and his unusual invitations prompted one instance in which Romanian officials arrived at the White House without appointments.
Also i can’t even but in an entirely different way. Utter and complete dope: via