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19: Turkey’s October 2019 incursion into Syria, Background, and U.S. Relations

This episode focuses on October’s Incursion into Syria and the withdrawal of US troops that was reported on the in media. However, this episode provides a much deeper understanding of the issues in the region and offers information and analysis on five points with regard to Turkey: Turkey’s strategic orientation toward the United States and…
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18: Sen. Ron Johnson details May 23 White House meeting on Ukraine

Over the past two weeks, the House Intelligence Committee heard from a dozen witnesses regarding military aid that had been held back from Ukraine. Senator Ron Johnson is one of 17 members of the Senate Ukraine caucus and was among the delegation who attended the inauguration of President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine.  Last week, he…
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17: David Holmes opening statement, impeachment inquiry testimony

Continuing the series of episodes following the House impeachment inquiry and focusing on the opening statements of testimony, David Holmes testified in the morning of Nov. 21, 2019, before the House Intelligence Committee. Mr. Holmes, a career Foreign Service Officer, testified that he was present when Ambassador Gordon Sondland spoke directly with President Trump on…
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16: Dr. Fiona Hill opening statement, impeachment inquiry testimony

This episode continues the series following the House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, focusing on the opening statements from witness testimony before the House Intelligence Committee. Dr. Fiona Hill testified in the morning of Nov. 21, 2019, before the House Intelligence Committee. Dr. Hill is the former National Security Council senior director for Europe…
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15: Laura Cooper opening statement, impeachment inquiry testimony

Continuing the series of episodes following the House impeachment inquiry and focusing on the opening statements of testimony, Laura Cooper, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine, Eurasia, testified in the afternoon of Nov. 20, 2019.   Cooper was asked to testify because, as part of her duties, she interacted with Ukrainian officials who…
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14: Ambassador Gordon Sondland opening statement, impeachment inquiry testimony

This episode continues the series following the House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, focusing on the opening statements from witness testimony before the House Intelligence Committee. Gordon Sondland, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, was appointed to the position by President Trump and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 29, 2018. Ambassador Sondland…
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13: Ambassador Kurt Volker opening statement, impeachment inquiry testimony

This episode continues the series following the impeachment inquiry, focusing on the opening statements of the House testimony.  Ambassador Kurt Volker was the first to testify behind closed doors on Oct 3. That testimony resulted in the text messages that were released surrounding concerns of withholding military assistance. For those text messages, see Episode 6. …
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12: Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman opening statement, impeachment inquiry testimony

This episode provides the House impeachment inquiry statement from Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman. Col. Vindman was the second person to testify on Tuesday November 19. He is an Army officer, an Iraq War veteran who was awarded a Purple Heart, and is recognized as an expert in Russia and Ukraine. In July 2018, he was…
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11: Jennifer Williams and Timothy Morrison opening statements, impeachment inquiry testimony

This episode provides the House impeachment inquiry statements of Jennifer Williams and Timothy Morrison. The following two episodes will feature the opening statements of two others who testified on Tuesday, November 19.  Jennifer Williams serves as the Special Adviser for Europe and Russia in the Office of the Vice President. Timothy Morrison is the National…
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10: Marie Yovanovitch opening statement, impeachment inquiry testimony

On Friday, November 15, Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testified as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald J. Trump. This is her full opening statement. This will be a busy week of testimony for the House Intelligence Committee. Tuesday morning: Jennifer Williams, Special Advisor for Europe and Russia, Office of the…
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