A National Security Council official who testified in the House of Representative’s impeachment inquiry Thursday said in an opening statement that he did not think the President discussed “anything illegal” during his now-infamous July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. CBS News obtained and published the written remarks.
Tim Morrison, the senior director for European affairs at the National Security Council, listened to the call as it happened. Trump, a memorandum of the conversation shows, repeatedly pressured Zelensky to pursue investigations that would benefit Trump’s chances at reelection in 2020.
An administration official confirmed to TPM Wednesday that Morrison would …read more