READ: Morrison Says ‘Fears Have Been Realized’ After Trump-Zelensky Call Disclosure

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 19: National Security Council Senior Director for European and Russian Affairs Tim Morrison prepares to testify before the House Intelligence Committee in the Longworth House Office Building... WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 19: National Security Council Senior Director for European and Russian Affairs Tim Morrison prepares to testify before the House Intelligence Committee in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill November 19, 2019 in Washington, DC. The committee heard testimony during the third day of open hearings in the impeachment inquiry against U.S. President Donald Trump, whom House Democrats say held back U.S. military aid for Ukraine while demanding it investigate his political rivals and the unfounded conspiracy theory that Ukrainians, not Russians, were behind the 2016 computer hacking of the Democratic National Committee. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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November 19, 2019 3:59 p.m.

Former NSC aide Tim Morrison, who listened in on the July 25 call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, said that his “fears have been realized” about the effect its disclosure would have on the political climate.

He also used much of his brief opening statement to remind his audience about the situation on the ground in Ukraine.

“I understand the gravity of these proceedings, but I beg you to not lose sight of the
military conflict underway in Eastern Ukraine today, the ongoing illegal occupation of Crimea, and the importance of reform of Ukraine’s politics and economy,” he said.

Morrison is a witness called by the Republicans, as opposed to the morning’s witnesses, NSC aide Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and Pence foreign policy aide Jennifer Williams.

Read his opening statement here:

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