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During last month's impeachment hearings, career diplomat Fiona Hill reminded lawmakers that claims of Ukraine coordinating with the Democratic National Committee in order to frame Russia for meddling in the 2016 election are conspiracy theories put forth by Russia itself.

Nevertheless, President Donald Trump's more ardent supporters in Congress are perpetuating the theory to justify Trump asking Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Crowdstrike, the cybersecurity company that investigated the DNC's servers after they were hacked by Russia.

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MINSK, BELARUS - AUGUST 29, 2019: US National Security Advisor John Bolton during a meeting with Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko. Yuri Oreshkin/BelTA/TASS (Photo by Yuri OreshkinTASS via Getty Images)

Former National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump resigned in September, but he's been back in the news the past few weeks after testimony from diplomat Dr. Fiona Hill in the impeachment inquiry against Trump.

Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, Ambassador to the E.U. Gordon Sondland, and White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney (among others) conducted a pressure campaign on Ukrainian officials to announce an investigation into the President's political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden.

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Diplomat and Ukraine expert Dr. Fiona Hill testified before the House Intelligence Committee overseeing the impeachment inquiry on Thursday, notably criticizing Republican lawmakers for pushing the conspiracy theory that it was Ukraine that hacked our election in 2016 and framed Russia for it.

Only one day later, President Donald Trump called in to Fox and Friends, repeating the same fictional narrative that Dr. Hill warned against.

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As Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee overseeing impeachment proceedings, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) has been a constant target of derision and insults from President Donald Trump and his Republican allies in Congress.

Trump assigned him the nickname "Shifty Schiff." Republicans have accused him of holding "secret" hearings and falsely assert that he's met the whistleblower whose complaint spurred the impeachment proceedings in the first place.

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President Donald Trump, in his now-infamous July 25th phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, urged Zelensky to investigate "Crowdstrike," the company that investigated the hacking of the Democratic National Committee's emails.

The emails were stolen by Russia, given to WikiLeaks, and subsequently leaked in order to damage the 2016 campaign of Democratic nominee and former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. This is the unanimous consensus of investigations by the FBI, the Justice Department, and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

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Former White House aide specializing in Russia, Dr. Fiona Hill's hearing for the ongoing impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump may be closed-door, but news of her testimony is inevitably getting out.

One troubling event to emerge from Hill's testimony is that she was instructed to report the President's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani to the National Security Council in July. Officials within the Trump administration grew concerned with Giuliani's escalating attempts to pressure Ukrainian officials.

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