Tuesday January 28, 2020

‘Everyone was in the loop’

Claim and counter-claim were the order of the day in Washington DC last week as witnesses queued up to testify before the House Intelligence Committee about the Ukrainian/Russian affair that poses an increasing threat to the Trump presidency

24th November, 2019
Dr Fiona Hill, the NSC’s foremost expert on Russia, and Marie Yovanovitch

Marion McKeone in the US

After two weeks of acrimonious, jaw-dropping and emotional public hearings in Washington DC, a single incontrovertible fact has emerged: the moral calibre and competence of the US‘s career diplomats and civil servants, as exemplified by witnesses who publicly testified before the House Intelligence Committee, is truly beyond reproach.

The silver lining in the black cloud that hovers over Washington is this: Americans who tuned in saw at first...

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