One person in the room during Hill’s testimony initially said Bolton mentioned Rudy in the quote, but two others have now said he cited Sondland: “I am not part of whatever drug deal Sondland and Mulvaney are cooking up."
— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) October 15, 2019
Hill went on to testify about what she described as a rogue operation carried out by U.S. ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland and White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney – something that Bolton characterized as being like a “drug deal.” https://t.co/g4q8pt5kvY
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) October 15, 2019
— Blake News (@blakehounshell) October 14, 2019
Yesterday’s letter from Fiona Hill’s lawyer to WH lawyers, pushing back on their executive privilege claims, may reveal the tenor of her testimony today: “The deliberative process privilege disappears altogether when there is any reason to believe government misconduct occurred.” pic.twitter.com/zJPptlFJRH
— Eric Columbus (@EricColumbus) October 15, 2019
It appears the WH and lawyers for Fiona Hill had a full back-and-forth about potential privilege issues with her testimony in the run-up to today.
Here's the WH letter warning Hill not to disclose classified or privileged information. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/VyVCkkJHYw
— Nicholas Fandos (@npfandos) October 15, 2019