<img src = "https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2019/10/24/trump-impeachment-1023-b_sq-c3de6153d98cd2a78f721ade26fdea21e843e96d-s100-c15.jpg" data-original = "https : //media.npr.org/assets/img/2019/10/24/trump-impeachment-1023-b_sq-c3de6153d98cd2a78f721ade26fdea21e843e96d-s100.jpg "class =" img lazyOnLoad "alt =" An investigation into Trump's education: educating Key People, Facts and Documents  Morrison had alerted NSC attorneys of alleged requests to the Ukrainian government to investigate a company where former Vice President Joe Biden's son was sitting on board, according to testimony earlier this month by William Taylor, the good American diplomat in Ukraine.  Taylor testifies that Morrison told him that Gordon Sundland, Trump's ambassador to the European Union, had informed a senior Ukrainian official that US military assistance depended on Zelensky, who is committed to investigating the firm associated with Biden's son.
Morrison's lawyer stated that Morrison planned to appear before House investigators on Thursday, if summoned.
It was not clear if Morrison was asked to quit his job or leave voluntarily and NPR could not immediately confirm the exact timing of his departure. His lawyer Barbara Van Gelder would not discuss the state of Morrison's work or plans.
Peek's reply to an e-mail from the State Department email noted that he was detailed about working at the NSC.
Morrison is described as a hawk on gun control who raises Republican and Democratic opponents during his time on the Armed Services Committee services in the Home.
"He may have more hawkish views, but he still blushes within what is usually the practice of diplomacy," said Bret Bruen, who was White House director of global engagement in the Obama administration . "Tim is an example, like Fiona [Hill]of serious foreign policy makers who have a serious difficulty navigating the unethical world of Trump's national security structure."
John Hans, a former Pentagon spokesman, said that one of the ironies of Morrison being asked to testify was that employees who raised their eyebrows with their firm glances when joining the NSC at Trump, they have become and a source of hope for people concerned about the situation in Ukraine.
"And Tim Morrison is one of those people," says Hans, author of The White House War book on the NSC. "But in fact now we see that those who are trying to get to the bottom of the impeachment have a lot of hope in his testimony – that he will be ready to say despite his firm allegations and though he may agree with President Trump on some questions that there was actually a problem here in Ukraine. "
As senior director in charge of the region, Morrison will be the man on the National Security Council with the closest ties to this country's issues.
" If he had a quid pro quo, he would have known, "he said a former NSC official in the Trump administration. "He would know if there was a military arrest."
House investigators were expected to press Morrison, to confirm key elements of testimony from other national security officials and US diplomats They alleged that Trump was seeking to withhold military aid from Ukraine unless an investigation was announced.
Morrison described having a "sinking feeling" and alarmed NSC attorneys after a Sept. 7 conversation with Sundland and Trump about the alleged pressure,
"According to Mr. Morrison, President Trump told Ambassador Sondland that he did not want a" quid pro quo, "" Taylor wrote in his opening statement. "But President Trump is urging President Zelensky to go to the microphone and say that he is initiating investigations into the Biden and 2016 elections and that President Zelensky should want to do it himself. Mr Morrison said he said of Ambassador Bolton and of the NSS attorneys in this telephone conversation between President Trump and Ambassador Sondland. "