WASHINGTON, D.C., November 22, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – As the Democrat U.S. House of Representatives continues its impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump, critics questioning the impartiality and credibility of officials testifying against the president have learned that ex-National Security Council member Fiona Hill previously worked for far-left financier George Soros.
Hearings are currently underway over Trump’s request to the Ukrainian government that it help investigate foreign interference in the 2016 presidential election, and look into whether former Vice President Joe Biden pressured the Ukrainian government to fire a prosecutor because he had been investigating his son Hunter’s business dealings in the country. Democrats claim Trump tried to illicitly withhold military aid in exchange for damaging information on a potential political opponent; the president’s defenders argue he engaged in routine negotiating in pursuit of valid questions.
Hill, who was a White House advisor on Russia policy, testified this week that she considered Trump’s efforts to get the Ukrainians to investigate the Bidens amounted to a “domestic political errand” to the detriment of sound foreign policy. She also dismissed suspicions of Ukrainian election interference as a “fictional narrative.”
In response, the White House has characterized her testimony as indicating no direct knowledge of any damning revelations (she left her post prior to the phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky), and critics have called her impartiality into question by noting that she has reversed her position on Ukrainian military aid since the Obama years.
On Thursday, conservative pundit and former federal prosecutor Andy McCarthy responded to Hill’s dismissal of Ukrainian election interference. “A Ukrainian court, in late 2018, concluded that two Ukrainian officials meddled in the election,” he writes. “And in 2018 House testimony, Nellie Ohr — who worked for Fusion GPS, the Clinton campaign opposition research firm that produced the lurid and discredited Steele dossier — conceded that a pro-Clinton Ukrainian legislator was a Fusion informant.”
“Hill is too smart not to have grasped the effect of her testimony,” McCarthy wrote. “This is exactly the kind of cynicism that fuels concerns about the unaccountable ‘deep state.’”
Further raising questions about Hill’s impartiality is her resume, which reveals that from 2000 to 2006 she was a member of the Central Eurasia Project Advisory Board of George Soros’ Open Society Institute. Hill has assailed invocations of the connection as an “anti-Semitic conspiracy theory” akin to the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
Yet it is undisputed that Soros is an avowed progressive, foe of Republicans generally and Trump specifically, and a prolific financier of left-wing causes throughout the United States and around the world, raising questions about the political leanings of those who work for his organizations.
Additionally, Soros identifies as an atheist, and his nominally-Jewish roots are not a factor in mainstream conservative commentary about him, with one exception: noting that as a teen in Nazi-occupied Hungary, Soros assisted a Hungarian official on trips to inventory the confiscated possessions of Jewish families. Soros said in 1998 he feels “no guilt at all” for his participation, because “somebody else would be doing it” if he hadn’t.