In his opening statement, David Holmes said his work at the embassy started to become overshadowed in March 2019 by the work of Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, who was pushing Ukraine to carry out the two probes.
In the second day of televised impeachment hearings, one former diplomat says it's been distressing to watch the testimony of Marie Yovanovitch, who was abruptly removed from her post as US ambassador to Ukraine earlier this year.
The impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump moved to open hearings Wednesday. The central issue in the inquiry is what responsibility the president may carry for abandoning public duty in favor of private interests.
Transcripts of more than 350 pages each from House interviews with US Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland and the Trump Administration's special envoy to Ukraine, Kurt Volker were made public, as was new testimony from Sondland included "refreshed" recollections.