WATCH: Morrison: no national security staff indicated Trump engaged in illegal behavior in July call

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Published on 20 Nov 2019, 1:25
Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, questioned Kurt Volker, the former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine, and Tim Morrison, a former White House official who served on the National Security Council, on Nov. 19, in a public hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Stewart asked whether any national security staff -- these "exceptional individuals" -- indicated that they had thought the president had engaged in any illegal or unethical behavior on the July phone call between Trump and the Ukrainian president. Morrison said no. "Either these individuals, of what we've described as great integrity, either that's not true, which I don't believe, or they just interpreted an ambiguous conversation very differently" than did Army Lt. Col. Vindman, who gave his testimony earlier in the day. The impeachment inquiry has focused on a July 25 phone call in which Trump asked the president of Ukraine to investigate former vice president and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.

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