Fiona Hill, White House intelligence specialist, claims she was groped while she was working as a waitress at St Andrews University.

Dr. Hill, 56, claims that she was inappropriately touched while working at the Royal and Ancient Golf Club. Her manager threatened to blacklist her if she complained. 

Former senior director in the US National Security Council Dr Hill, who shot to prominence after her testimony during the first impeachment of Donald Trump, also said one fellow student accused her of sleeping with her tutor because of her good grades.

Dr Hill studied Russian history and modern history at St Andrews. She described it in her memoir as an exhilarating’ and ‘completely transformative’ experience that put her ‘on the path of my life’ in the mid-1980s.

She described it as a “bubble of advantage & privilege”, where peers included relatives of Queen Elizabeth II and children ministers’ children – and she recalled being called a “common northerner” by her face.

November 2019: Former White House national security aide Dr Fiona Hill returns from a break to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington

November 2019: Former White House national security aide Dr Fiona Hill returns from a break to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington

Dr Hill writes in There is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century: ‘For some of my classmates, I was a working class kid from the lowest rung of the British class system, who had seemingly ended up there by accident.’

Dr Hill was the son of a coal miner in County Durham. He later became a leading expert on Russian foreign policies, having served under Barack Obama, George W. Bush and, most recently, Trump.

The world was stunned when she revealed to the impeachment inquiry in November 2019 that Trump had ignored senior advisors and promoted a false theory that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 US elections.

After receiving a commendation on an essay, she recalled that a student accused her sleeping with a tutor. Dr Hill recalls being asked, “How could you have done this well?” You’re just another common northerner.

Dr Hill stated that this flashpoint and others motivated her to ‘keep doing better’ despite feeling burdened by an “acute case of imposter Syndrome”, having missed out on preparatory work by students who attended private school.

She took a job as a waitress at a bar and restaurant at the historic town golf club, but it quickly turned into a one-day stint.

Dr Hill wrote, “One old golfer stuck up his hand into my skirt and into the underwear while I bent down with his single malt.

‘I reflexively elbowed his face and was subsequently ordered out.

“When I complained about his actions, the bar manager offered to speak with the other places that I worked in St Andrews so that I wouldn’t lose my job.

“He would also deny the matter if I reported it the university, which had an official connection to the club except for its proximity.

Dr Hill’s book also depicts a less than flattering image of Trump. He claims that he was ‘obsessed with’ his trip to Britain in the summer 2018.

She said that although it was officially considered a working visit, Trump insisted it was a “state visit” with all the bells and whistles. He also used every meeting with Theresa May, British officials, to ‘drop subtle hints’ and talk about his desire to play golf at Turnberry in South Ayrshire.

A view of the par 4, 18th hole on The Old Course at St Andrews with the Royal and Ancient Golf Club Clubhouse

View of the 18th hole, par 4, on The Old Course at St Andrews. This view is taken from the Royal and Ancient Golf Club Clubhouse.

Dr Hill wrote that May and her colleagues would pretend to not understand the conversational thrust, and then change the subject.

“Behind the scenes, they made it very clear to us that the president’s visit would be a major political headache for them.

Dr Hill, now a senior fellow at the Washington DC-based Brookings Institution, also alleges loyalists in the Trump White House took to referring to her as the ‘Russia b***h,’ and that Trump himself would frequently berate and belittle female aides, including senior women, in front of their male counterparts.

She said: “From his staff, and everyone who came into his circle, Trump demanded constant attention.

“The president’s vanity was a sign that he was fragile and self-deprecating.

“He was a liability to himself, the country, and a clear security risk or counter-intelligence threat.

Donald Trump has criticized Dr Hill since the publication of the book earlier this month. He described her as a deep state stiff with nice accent’ who was ‘terrible at her job’.

Mariner Books has published Nothing for you: Finding Opportunity In the Twenty-First Century.

MailOnline has contacted the Royal and Ancient Golf Club for comment.