Democrat Party to quiz former diplomat Volker over the role in President Trump-Ukraine dealings
Ex-U.S. diplomat Kurt Volker won praise from GOP Lawmakers after he testified behind closed doors last month in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, but will face a cooler reception from Democrats during Tuesday’s 19th November public hearing.
Kurt Volker, the Ex-U.S. special envoy to Ukraine, told lawmakers in October he did not know of any effort by President Trump to press Ukraine to investigate his political rival, Joe Biden, a leading Democrat contender opposing President Trump’s bid for re-election in 2020.
“Former Vice President Biden was never a topic of discussion,” Volker said in his Oct. 3 closed-door testimony.
Other witnesses have identified Kurt Volker as one of the “Three Amigos,” along with Energy Secretary Rick Perry and diplomat Gordon Sondland, who was tasked by President Donald Trump to obtain Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s commitment to probing Former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.
Kurt Volker and former National Security Council Russia expert Tim Morrison are scheduled to appear on 19th November 2019 Tuesday afternoon
They are the first two witnesses sought by the minority Republican Party to testify in the televised public hearings. After Kurt Volker’s closed-door deposition, GOP lawmakers called him “impressive” and said his testimony did not match the Democrat Party’ pro-impeachment narrative.
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