Ambassador Kurt Volker offered explosive testimony in his opening statement before the House Intelligence Committee.
Volker, the former U.S. special representative for Ukraine negotiations, was a witness requested by House Republicans.
On live television, Volker both threw Rudy Giuliani under the bus -- and poked a major hole in one of the right-wing conspiracy theories about former Vice President Joe Biden.
Volker says in his lone in-person meeting w/ Giuliani, he rejected Giuliani’s (and Pres. Trump’s) VP Biden theory: https://t.co/cq3PWCus3p— Phil Mattingly (@Phil Mattingly)1574196787.0
NEWS: Kurt Volker amends his closed-door testimony. He now does not dispute that military aid was linked to Ukraine… https://t.co/hjv9VTOLSg— Geoff Bennett (@Geoff Bennett)1574196320.0
Sondland "made a generic comment about investigations." "I think all of us thought it was inappropriate; the conv… https://t.co/7321XtNsnI— K Tully-McManus (@K Tully-McManus)1574197980.0
Kurt Volker - a witness requested by Republicans - is not giving the opening statement they were probably hoping fo… https://t.co/iKzdgNDhxt— Vera Bergengruen (@Vera Bergengruen)1574197870.0
Volker is just burying Giuliani as a conspiracy nut.— Bradley P. Moss (@Bradley P. Moss)1574197861.0
Volker says the campaign against Ambassador Yovanovitch were clearly not credible, and says it was the same with qu… https://t.co/cEo4FnRK9R— Jamie Dupree (@Jamie Dupree)1574197949.0
Volker, a witness that GOP lawmakers requested, now says Sondland raised investigations in July 10 meeting and deem… https://t.co/kDiCKSnOoB— Jacqueline Alemany (@Jacqueline Alemany)1574197846.0
Volker sounding much more favorable to the Democrats’ argument. The questioning should be interesting.— Stuart Rothenberg (@Stuart Rothenberg)1574197799.0
Note that not even the witnesses requested by Republicans are saying anything close to Trump's "perfect call" asses… https://t.co/jv3LWafoqC— Daniel Dale (@Daniel Dale)1574199294.0
Volker says that he now recognizes that asking for an investigation of Burisma, which would've been "unremarkable,"… https://t.co/yqaafBHhsD— The Moscow Project (@The Moscow Project)1574197875.0