"Dr. Hill, I want to verify this story. I understand that when you were 11 years old, there was a school boy who set your pigtails on fire. And you were taking a test. You turned around and with your hands snuffed out the fire and proceeded to finish your test. Is that a true story?"
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Fiona Hill, Former White House Russia analyst:
"It is a true story. I was a bit surprised to see that pop up today. It's one of the stories I occasionally tell because it had some very unfortunate consequences afterwards. My mother gave me a bowl haircut. So for the school photograph later in that week I looked like Richard the third or as if I'm going to be in a permanent play."
At Thursday's U.S House impeachment hearings, former National Security Council official Fiona Hill confirmed a story about her childhood. Democratic Representative Jackie Speier of California asked Hill if it was true that when she was 11, a boy in school set her hair on fire during a test, and that she put out the fire and continued taking the test. Hill said the story is true, adding that her mother gave her a bowl haircut afterwards, so that in a school photograph shortly afterwards, she looked like Richard III, who was King of England in the 15th century.