Officials alarmed by 'domestic political matter' in Trump-Zelensky phone call

Trump administration knew in Might well also Zelensky felt compelled to analyze Bidens

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Hunter Biden was named a paid board member of Burisma Holdings in April 2014.

"Everyone in Ukraine is so exhausted of Burisma", Zelensky said, before quickly leaving the room full of reporters.

I heard nothing in yesterday's hearing that's going convince Republicans to remove the President.

"It was also clear that if Ukraine pursued an investigation into the 2016 election, the Bidens and Burma, it would be interpreted as a partisan play", he said.

Volker was the first person to come behind closed doors in the inquiry that started in September, resigning his position shortly before he did so.

As impeachment mania grips the US, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky dismissed a query from CNN about whether or not he would open an investigation into the Biden household, saying individuals in Ukraine are "so drained" of the scandal.

Dubinsky stressed that the information on Hunter Biden's income under his contract with Burisma is a "link that reveals how money is siphoned [from Ukraine]".

Republican lawmakers have noted that Ukraine has received greater military aid under the Trump administration than it did when President Barack Obama was in office. But on Tuesday, Volker said he now knows that the investigations were mentioned. "Hunter Biden's business partner meets with [then-Secretary of State] John Kerry, and Vice President Biden on three occasions makes a phone call to the president of Ukraine and goes over there in March and they fire the guy, and this is the same man that the ambassador wanted to be investigated in 2015". "I drew a distinction between the two".

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His announcement comes amidst a series of investigations launched by US House Democrats who claimed that the military aid for Ukraine was linked to digging up political dirt on Mr Biden, who is one of the top contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

Volker himself requested a meeting on July 19 with Rudy Giuliani, Trump's personal lawyer, at which Giuliani mentioned accusations about the Bidens as well as the discredited theory that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 USA election.

"Every witness who has testified and has been asked this has answered yes", said Stefanik, quoted by Fox News.

The transcript, though, was mistakenly placed in a highly secure location, he said.

Democrats have seen ill intent in that action, but he said, "It was a mistake ... an administrative error".

Under questioning from Democrats, Tim Morrison, the former top National Security Council official for Russian Federation and European affairs, was asked to recall a September 1 conversation between US Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland and Ukraine official Andriy Yermak.

Fox News' Chris Wallace was very skeptical on Wednesday as he reacted to Kurt Volker and Gordon Sondland claiming they never made the mental connection between Joe Biden's family and an investigation of Burisma.

Volker also "refreshed" his account of a July 10 meeting at the White House attended by a handful of Ukrainian and USA officials.

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During his questioning, Sondland said that he and Trump used four-letter words in their conversations indicating their closeness.

The worldwide attention on the affair has reach at a time when Ukraine is making an try to realize predominant reforms, and Zelensky has shown exasperation with the relentless media focal level on Trump.

"Russia is trying to upend security in Europe", Volker continued.

When Representative Devin Nunes (Republican-California) asked both witnesses if they had ever been asked to "bribe or extort anyone" in their roles in the administration, both Volker and Morrison responded in the negative.

In his testimony, Morrison said there was nothing "concerning" that anything illegal was discussed in the Trump-Zelenskiy call.

Volker also said a senior aide to Zelenskiy approached him last summer to ask to be connected to Giuliani.

"Pretty much, Ambassador Volker, you just took apart their entire case", Turner said.

He testified he wasn't part of an irregular foreign policy channel led Giuliani, as others have testified.

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