By The Washington Post · Colby Itkowitz, Michael Kranish · NATIONAL, WORLD, POLITICS, COURTSLAW, CONGRESS, NATIONAL-SECURITY
Morrison, an expert on Russia and Ukraine who served on the National Security Council before leaving the job at the end of October, said he knew immediately after listening to the call where Trump asks Zelensky to investigate the Bidens that they needed to keep it under wraps.
"I recommended to them that we restrict access to the package," Morrison said, according to a transcript of his Oct. 31 testimony released by House Democrats on Saturday.
Democrats also made public the transcript of the deposition from Vice President Mike Pence's special advisor on Europe and Russia, Jennifer Williams.
"The testimony released today shows that President Trump's July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Zelensky immediately set off alarm bells throughout the White House," said Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff of California, Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel of New York and acting Oversight Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney of New York in a joint statement.