Bolton Protege: U.S. Aids Ukraine So ‘We Don’t Have to Fight Russia Over Here’
In the afternoon, both House witnesses appeared to have serious policy disagreements with the White House
In his less than two page opening statement, Morrison says, “I feared at the time” how President Donald Trump’s July 25th phone call and “its disclosure would play in Washington’s political climate. My fears have been realized.”
While the testimony of Jennifer Williams, aide to Vice President Mike Pence, and National Security Council staffer Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman Tuesday morning mostly eschewed policy discussions, that was not the case with the afternoon statements of special envoy to the Ukraine Kurt Volker and NSC aide Morrison. Morrison briefly served on the NSC from August 2019 when he took over from Fiona Hill, until he resigned on October 31, 2019.
A Bolton protege known for being a “nuclear superhawk”fiercely opposed to arms control treaties, Morrison previously served from July 2018 on as senior director for countering weapons of mass destruction on the US National Security Council. Before that, he was policy director for Republican staff on the House defense panel.
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