Investigators into the impeachment of the home on Friday heard from a new witness who said he knew firsthand about President Trump Donald John Trump Butigig ahead of cooperatives in Iowa. Biden leads the Latino Democrats in Texas, California, Cavanaugh, welcomed by a conservative gathering in the first public speech after confirming MORE Ukraine's efforts to engage Ukrainian leaders in digging up the dirt of their political opponents.
David Holmes, a veteran of the State Department based in Kiev, testifies privately that he overhears a telephone conversation in July between Trump and Gordon Sundland US ambassador to European Union, in which president wants update on "investigation" – and Sondland deliver ed the news Trump wanted, according to introductory remarks received by CNN.
"So he'll do the investigation?" Trump asked, according to Holmes.
"He will do it," Sundland replied.
The call, Holmes said, took place at a restaurant in Kiev on July 26, one day after Trump's now-famous telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, in which Trump requested Zelensky's "service" in the form of investigations against former Vice President Joe Biden Joe Biden Butigig is ahead of Iowa rubbers of the GOP, eager for a report of alleged FBI oversight, Biden leads the Latin Democrats in Texas, California MORE and 19659004] Both of these studies could help Trump political and investigation of Democrats to focus on Democrats focuses on whether Trump abusing office by hiring a foreign leader for support in elections in the US.
Trump's Republican allies criticized the man y of the witnesses who testified in the investigation, saying that their accounts rely too much on second or third-hand information and are therefore unreliable. Holmes' account was first-hand and Democrats welcomed his arrival at the Capitol.
"We always learn more when witnesses come in, and today we learn a lot more," Rep. Eric Swalwell Eric Michael SwalwellKey Escapes Kent's First Public Hearing, Taylor Claims They Are "Never Thrills" After Trump's Insult to Twitter Usually: House Holds First Public Impeachment Hearing  D3 -Calif.), A member of the Intelligence Committee, said Friday night as he left the adjournment closed.
"Arrows continue pointing in the direction of a shaky scheme led by US President [and] run by agents such as Rudy Giuliani Rudy Giuliani Trump knocks testimonials from the Never Cossacks at the Louisiana Rally in Louisiana Pelosi accusing Trump of bribing "ridiculous" Giuliani, investigated for alleged campaign financing, lobbying for wrongdoing: report MORE to Gordon Sundland and Mick Mulvey Bolton's assistant witness an imbemment vote for an OMB official to testify on an impeachment check if called upon after others deny Kent, Taylor claims to be "never a trumpeter" after Trump's Twitter insulting MORE "he continued.  In a call on July 26, Holmes testified, Sundland told Trump that Zelensky would do whatever the president asked – including to comply with the demands of the investigation – because the Ukrainian leader "loves -" "
Holmes also testifies that he asked Sundland after calling if it was true that Trump" did not do stupid things to Ukraine. "
Sundland replied that Trump was only interested in" big things. "Holmes testifies. said that he noted many great things that were happening in Ukraine, including a five-year war with Russia in the east. [Rudy] Giuliani insisted, "said Holmes, paraphrasing Sondland.
Holmes said Sondland's cellphone was not in speaker mode, but he could still hear Trump's words because "the president's voice was very loud and recognizable."
was the latest twist in the fast-paced is an impeachment inquiry into Trump's foreign policy management in Ukraine. Just a few days ago, the Trump-Sundland telephone conversation was not widely known, but on Wednesday, William Taylor, the best US diplomat in Ukraine, testified publicly that Holmes had been telling him the story last week.
Holmes, a political affairs advisor at the US Embassy in Ukraine, is one of Taylor's top officials in Kiev.
Holmes is the 16th witness to be questioned behind closed doors in the Capitol cellar after Democrats began private deposits on October 3.
His appearance came on the heels of another witness's testimony, Marie Jovanovic Maria JovanovichCoverage of Life: Ex-Ambassador of Ukraine Testifies in Public Impeachment Hearing Former Trump Trump expert has told Russia for the death of Giuliani's lawyers against the background of an impeachment investigation MORE that appeared in public in the Intelligence Committee approximately five hours earlier on Friday.
Jovanovic, a former US ambassador to Ukraine, w as removed privately last month but returned to the Capitol Hill as a third witness to testify as part of a public hearing phase of the Democratic impeachment investigation.
The former ambassador, who was sharply removed from Kiev in May in May, paints a grim picture of career diplomats fighting to save US-Ukraine relations in the face of Julian's foreign policy in securing business deals and political favors at all costs.
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