National Security Council official set to testify in impeachment inquiry is leaving his post

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Trump's Russia Director To Leave National Security Council Amid Impeachment Inquiry
Tim Morrison, the top Russia official on President Trump's National Security Council, who is scheduled to testify in the impeachment inquiry on Thursday, is expected to leave his White House post imminently, three sources familiar with the plan told NPR.​
Morrison, a conservative hawk who has served as the senior director for European and Russian affairs on the National Security Council, will be replaced by Andrew Peek, the deputy assistant secretary of state for Iraq and Iran in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, according to the sources.​
Morrison and Peek could not immediately be reached for comment by NPR. The National Security Council declined comment.​
Morrison was picked for the job by Trump's then-national security adviser, John Bolton. Morrison started in July, overlapping with his predecessor, Fiona Hill — another witness in the impeachment inquiry — who had announced her plans to leave the White House in August.​
Morrison is a crucial figure in the House Democratic investigation into whether Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to launch an investigation of a political rival.​

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