Former US special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker, appeared today Oct 3rd, before three congressional committees behind closed doors. According to different sources familiar with the testimony, Kurt Volker told House investigators that after Drumpf’s July 25th call, he urged Ukraine’s leadership not to interfere in US politics
Kurt Volker’s testimony offers the first inside account of the Trump administration’s efforts to press for a Ukrainian investigation of Joe and Hunter Biden,
According to different sources of information, Kurt Volker told House investigators that he warned President Trump that his personal attorney Rudolph W. Giuliani was receiving untrustworthy information from Ukrainian political figures about former vice president Joe Biden and his son,
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) said that documents Kurt Volker provided to House investigators provide “ample evidence, that the Trump administration planned to require Ukraine’s president to investigate the Biden family’s ties to the Ukrainian energy giant Burisma and look into the 2016 election to exonerate Russia’s role, if the foreign leader wanted to meet with the American president.”
Adam Schiff, the House Intelligence Chairman, briefly addressed reporters during the testimony, charging that Drumpf encouraging a foreign nation to investigate his political rival was a “fundamental breach of the president’s oath of office.”
And he added: “It endangers our elections, it endangers our national security, it ought to be condemned by every member of this body, Democrats and Republicans alike”.
On the other hand New York Republican Lee Zeldin Emerging from the day-long deposition said that former U.S. Envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker’s private testimony on Thursday, “blows a hole in the argument” presented by Democrats that Drumpf asked the president of Ukraine for a quid pro quo. (See the Video)
Intelligence Committee member, Republican Michael Turner from Ohio,, released a statement saying he does “not believe that Volker’s testimony advanced Schiff’s impeachment agenda.”