Washington, Nov. 22 -- Fiona Hill, a former Russia expert on the US National Security Council, warned Republicans on Thursday against promoting the "fictional narrative" that Russia did not meddle in the 2016 US elections and that Ukraine did, as President Donald Trump's defenders have sought to portray in the ongoing impeachment inquiry.

Hill and David Holmes, the state department official posted to the embassy in Kyiv, testified on the final day of the public hearings. "Some of you on this committee appear to believe that Russia and its security services did not conduct a campaign against our country-and that perhaps, somehow, for some reason, Ukraine did. This is a fictional narrative that has been perpetrated and propagated by the Russ...