Both are key witnesses in the probe.
Various Ukrainian officials, Volker told acting Ukraine ambassador Bill Taylor, had expressed concern that the call would take the place of an actual in-person meeting between the two leaders - the Ukrainians' ultimate goal.
Asked by Daniel Goldman, director of investigations for House Intelligence Committee Democrats, whether he tried to learn more about the former NY mayor's misgivings about Ukraine, Sondland replied, "No". He testified that Trump urged him to work with Giuliani on matters related to Ukraine.
But in a revised statement Mr Sondland said: "In the absence of any credible explanation for the suspension of aid, I presumed that the aid suspension had become linked to the proposed anti-corruption statement".
US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, center, walks to a secure area of the Capitol to testify as part of the House impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump, October 28, 2019, in Washington.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) has released two more transcripts from USA diplomats as the impeachment inquiry reaches its public phase.
A key witness in the ongoing inquiry changed his stand on Tuesday and told Congressional investigators that he had asked Ukrainian officials that they had to give President Trump what he wanted, a public announcement of investigation of corruption, to unblock nearly $400 million in military aid it was supposed to get.
On Tuesday, House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Eliot Engel and acting House Oversight Committee Chair Carolyn Maloney penned a letter to Mulvaney telling him to appear on Capitol Hill for a deposition on November 8.
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Moreover, the " Wolves " singer thanked fans and added, "I love you deeply and thank you so much for listening". For the first time in her decade-spanning music career, the 27-year-old pop star has just earned a No. 1 single.
Before becoming acting chief of staff, Mulvaney ran the White House Office of Management and Budget, which made the decision to block almost $400 million in security assistance for Ukraine last summer.
"The investigation has revealed that you may have been directly involved in an effort orchestrated by President Trump, his personal agent, Rudolph Giuliani and others to withhold a coveted White House meeting and almost $400 million ($580 million AUD) in security assistance in order to pressure (Ukraine) to pursue investigations that would benefit President Trump's personal political interests", they wrote.
Hale is a career ambassador, having served in Pakistan, Lebanon, and Jordan, and as under secretary of state for political affairs, is ranked below Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his deputy secretary, John Sullivan.
On Tuesday, Republicans said they were considering installing Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, a boisterous Trump supporter, on the House Intelligence Committee as it prepares to hold public hearings. The White House did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment.
"I pulled the two of them aside at the end and explained the Giuliani factor..." And it runs counter to Mr. Trump's repeated assertion there was "no quid pro quo" when he demanded the investigation from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a July telephone call. That means at least 20 Republicans would have to vote to convict Trump if he is impeached by the Democratic-controlled House. Among other things, he advocated that the whistleblower whose complaint sparked the inquiry testify publicly.
But Mr. Sondland reversed himself in a letter this week to the congressional committee running the impeachment inquiry, which he submitted as a "supplement" to his deposition last month.
A morning tweet by Zaid was aimed at two Republican senators: Lindsey Graham of SC and Rand Paul of Kentucky.
"I just don't remember it", Sondland said. "We have federal whistleblower laws created to protect the identity and safety of patriotic Americans who come forward to stand up for the Constitution".
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., sought to draw attention to an op-ed by House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., that argues that Trump's call to Zelensky was "just one piece" of broader wrongdoing.
In a tweet, Pelosi referred to Schiff's op-ed in USA Today as a "must read".