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Kurt Volker, citing Biden link, becomes latest witness to revise testimony

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The former U.S. envoy for Ukraine negotiations appeared at the House Intelligence Committee impeachment hearing.
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Read the full text: Volker amends earlier testimony in opening statement

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Volker, the former special envoy to Ukraine, testified alongside former NSC staffer Tim Morrison.
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Former Ambassador Kurt Volker Testifies In Public Impeachment Hearings

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Former ambassador Kurt Volker testified on Tuesday that, despite the positive news about Ukraine's new president, President Trump held a negative view of Ukraine that was rooted in the past.
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Read Kurt Volker's Prepared Opening Statement From the Impeachment Hearing

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President Trump's former special envoy to Ukraine appeared in front of the House Intelligence Committee on the third day of public impeachment hearings.
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Kurt Volker completely reverses his previous impeachment testimony and now says he thought discussions about political investigations were 'inappropriate'

Kurt Volker completely reverses his previous impeachment testimony and now says he thought discussions about political investigations were 'inappropriate'

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Kurt Volker, the former US envoy to Ukraine, made a substantial change in his testimony during Tuesday's impeachment hearings before Congress.
Volker has been accused of working with President Donald Trump 's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and US ambassador to the EU, Gordon Sondland, to pressure Ukraine to investigate Trump's political opponents.
During his previous closed-door testimony, Volker said there was no mention of the investigations Giuliani was pushing for during a July 10, meeting with Sondland and former National Security Adviser John Bolton.
But during the public...
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Republicans called Kurt Volker to testify and he promptly shut down the right wing's biggest allegation against Joe Biden

Republicans called Kurt Volker to testify and he promptly shut down the right wing's biggest allegation against Joe Biden

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Kurt Volker, former US special representative to Ukraine, promptly shut down the GOP's allegations of corruption against former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, in testimony before Congress.
The Republicans on the Intelligence Committee called Volker as one of their witnesses in the impeachment inquiry hearings , but he almost immediately shattered their main talking point.
A major GOP talking point in defending Trump against the impeachment inquiry is that he was justified in asking Ukraine to investigate what he believed to be legitimate corruption on the part of Hunter...
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Impeachment hearings: Live highlights from Kurt Volker's and Tim Morrison's testimony

Impeachment hearings: Live highlights from Kurt Volker's and Tim Morrison's testimony

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The second half of Tuesday's open impeachment hearings will focus on two officials Republicans have called as witnesses - Kurt Volker, the former U.S. envoy for the Ukraine peace talks, and Tim Morrison, a senior NSC official overseeing Russia and Europe policy who resigned in October. Volker was the first witness to testify behind closed doors to impeachment investigators, and since then others have told lawmakers that he was involved in some talks to press Ukraine's president to publicly announce Trump's investigations. Morrison, who previously testified that he didn't think President...
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Kurt Volker faces scrutiny amid new testimony on Ukraine saga

Kurt Volker faces scrutiny amid new testimony on Ukraine saga

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Kurt Volker, the former special U.S. envoy for Ukraine, is in a bind. He was the first impeachment witness to testify behind closed doors and assured lawmakers he saw no indication that President Donald Trump had conditioned a White House meeting and military assistance for Ukraine on a promise from the country's president to investigate Trump's political rivals. But after a cascade of witnesses told lawmakers a far more troubling version of events - that Trump indeed seemed to be orchestrating a quid pro quo for the White House meeting and perhaps for military aid - Volker says he has a...
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