She was a key witness in former president Donald Trump’s impeachment inquiry, and now she’s sharing her story and offering readers an inside look at the Trump years and U.S.-Russia relations. “There is Nothing For You Here: Finding Opportunity in the 21st Century” is a new memoir by former deputy assistant to the president and U.S. National Security Council official Fiona Hill, chronicling her life as the child of a coal miner growing up in England to becoming the president’s top advisor on Russia. Hill joins Washington Post investigative reporter Carol Leonnig for a conversation you won’t want to miss.

Highlights

“What I discovered of course while I was there was that the problem were far deeper than Russia. Russia just exploited the cleavages, the divisions, the polarization of the United States and were feeding on the dirty politics. In fact, what shocked me the most was just how similar the White House politics were to the Kremlin.” (Washington Post Live)
“All of the members of Congress in the Republican party have given lip service or refused to repudiate president Trump’s lies about the 2020 election. Vice president Pence, Nikki Haley, all the kind of people coming out now clearly wanting to run for the presidency are showing that they themselves are wanting to adopt these same kind of strategies that President Trump has adopted…. And they will of course be much more competent… But they’re also trying to build their own presidencies and their own candidacies on the back of a lie.” (Washington Post Live)
“It was a political version of 9/11... I went up through all the channels...talked to ambassador Bolton on many occasions, General McMaster about concerns on other issues, it wasn’t just Ukraine...We need to make sure we're not electing people who are counterintelligence risks, political risks." (Washington Post Live)
“George Orwell basically said in a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. Well, then we all better be individual revolutionaries here because we’re already in Orwell’s '1984'… I didn’t think that I would be seeing '1984' in the United States, I really didn’t.” (Washington Post Live)

Fiona Hill

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FIONA HILL is the Robert Bosch Senior Fellow at the Center on the United States and Europe in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution. From 2017 to 2019, she served as deputy assistant to the president and senior director for European and Russian affairs on the National Security Council. Coauthor of Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin, she lives in the Washington, D.C., area.