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Former US @SpecRepUkraine #KurtVolker provided testimony to the #HouseIntelligenceCommittee on Oct 3.

He contradicted several of the claims of the #WhistleblowerComplaint at the center of the Democrat's #ImpeachmentInquiry of President Trump. (Thread 👇) theepochtimes.com/ukraine-envoys…
Volker told lawmakers he did not partake in urging #Ukraine to investigate @JoeBiden.

The testimony directly contradicted a hearsay claim in the anonymous #WhistleblowersComplaint suggesting that #Volker and the @USAmbEU, #GordonSondland engaged with Ukrainian officials to…
…help them handle Trump’s request to investigate #Biden.

“[At] no time was I aware of or took part in an effort to urge Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Biden,” Volker said. scribd.com/document/42877…
#Volker backed up his claim with a trove of text messages in which #Biden’s name never came up.

He also said he did not know that #JoeBiden was mentioned in the July 25 call between Trump and #VolodymyrZelensky until the @WhiteHouse released the transcript on Sept. 25.
In an anonymous #Complaint made public Sept 26, the #Whistleblower claimed Trump used his office to pressure #Ukraine to investigate an election opponent.

@TheJusticeDept reviewed the #WhistleblowerComplaint and determined no further action was necessary.
In addition to the contradiction exposed through the #VolkerTestimony, the #WhistleblowersComplaint includes at least 3 other assertions that were in conflict with the #Transcript of the Trump-Zelensky call.

For example, the #Whistleblower claimed that the potential inquiry…
…into #Biden was the only investigation Trump and Zelensky discussed on the call. Contrary to that claim, the #Transcript showed that the two leaders discussed two other inquiries.
#Volker told lawmakers he did not think that the allegations about #BidenCorruption were credible and that the former top #Ukrainian prosecutor who pushed some of the allegations was acting out of self-interest.
In videotaped comments, @JoeBiden bragged about forcing the firing of a top #Ukrainian prosecutor by withholding $1 billion in loans. #Ukraine apparently gave in to pressure from #Biden and fired the prosecutor, #ViktorShokin, who was at the time investigating #BurismaHoldings
…a gas company where #HunterBiden served on the board of directors. In a sworn affidavit, #ViktorShokin said he was removed under pressure from #JoeBiden because he refused to drop the #Burisma investigation.
The #VolkerTestimony also puts in context a selection of #Volker’s electronic messages released by House Democrats.

In one of message Volker appears to suggest that a meeting between Trump and Zelensky was dependent on Zelensky promising to help with “an investigation.”
Volker told lawmakers that the investigation in question was the one concerning #Ukraine’s alleged interference in the 2016 election to undermine Trump.

The president’s view of Ukraine was soured by the allegations, and Volker worked to convince Trump that Ukraine’s new…
…administration is set on rooting out #Corruption. #Volker communicated with the president’s personal lawyer, @RudyGiuliani, to help buttress #Trump’s trust in the incoming administration in #Kyiv.

Volker resigned from his position on Sept. 27.
President Trump maintains that the call with #Zelensky was “perfect.” He wrote on Twitter that it is his duty to fight #Corruption, including wrongdoing taking place overseas.

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