Volker to testify in House of Representatives' public hearings

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to congressional official, Volker’s previous statements were “definitely being closely reviewed” by Democrats
15:00, 19 November 2019

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U.S. ex-diplomat Kurt Volker is expected to testify in House of Representatives' public hearings on November 19, Reuters reports.

Former Special Representative for Ukraine told lawmakers in October he did not know of any effort by Trump to press Ukraine to investigate his political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, a leading Democratic contender opposing Trump’s bid for re-election next year.

“Vice President Biden was never a topic of discussion,” he said in his Oct. 3 closed-door testimony.

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However, Volker was told to be one of the “Three Amigos”, along with Energy Secretary Rick Perry and diplomat Gordon Sondland, who were tasked by Trump to obtain Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s commitment to investigating into Biden and his son, Hunter.

As we reported earlier, U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted he will “strongly consider” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s suggestion over the weekend that he testifies in the House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry, CNN informed.

Pelosi said this weekend in a CBS interview that Trump has "every opportunity to present his case" before Congress, and could "take the oath of office or he could do it in writing".

Trump decided to respond to Pelosi's suggestion. 

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