(CNN)House impeachment investigators released on Friday the deposition transcripts of former White House aide Fiona Hill and the National Security Council’s top Ukraine expert Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman.

Hill testified behind closed doors last month that she took her concerns about the role President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani was playing in Ukraine to National Security Council attorneys. Hill also testified that then-national security adviser John Bolton described Giuliani’s efforts with US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland in Ukraine as a “drug deal.”Vindman was the first official interviewed by lawmakers in the impeachment inquiry who listened into the July call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Vindman said he was concerned about the call and reported it to National Security Council attorneys.LIVE UPDATES: The latest on the Trump impeachment inquiryThe House Intelligence Committee has now released eight transcripts of the 15 witnesses who have testified behind closed doors in the impeachment inquiry. Democrats are shifting the impeachment proceedings to a new phase next week when three witnesses will testify publicly.Read MoreThis story is breaking and will be updated.

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