George Kent, Ukraine-Russia expert, said he raised red flags about Giuliani and Ukraine, Democrat says

George Kent testifiesGeorge Kent, an expert on Ukraine and Russia who now serves as a deputy assistant secretary at the State Department, told lawmakers that he raised red flags about Rudy Giuliani's efforts to pressure Ukraine more than six months ago, according to a Democratic lawmaker.

Kent made the remarks in a closed-door deposition, part of the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

“He was clearly bothered by the role Mr. Giuliani was playing and the disinformation he was spreading and the fact that he had the president’s ear, which was negatively affecting our relationship with the new government in Ukraine," Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., told reporters after emerging from the session.