As Peter Schweizer, senior contributor at Breitbart News, detailed in his book, Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends, Hunter Biden had no prior experience with either the energy industry or Ukraine before joining Burisma in April 2014.
"Clearly, it's an appearance of a conflict", he said.
Trump requested in a July 25 phone call that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky probe the Bidens at a time when almost $400 million in U.S. aid money to the nation hung on the line, an ask that Democrats have alleged to be a quid pro quo.
"He was being involved in a domestic political errand and we were being involved in national security, foreign policy and those two things had just diverged", Hill said.
Vindman said he felt compelled to report his concerns about not only the July 25 call but also a July 10 meeting where Sondland emphasized the importance of Ukraine delivering the investigations into the 2016 election and the Bidens.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., sent a letter Thursday to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo requesting the release of any documents related to contacts between former Vice President Joe Biden, his son Hunter and former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.
Goldman mentioned Volker and Sondland by name, asking if it was similarly hard for Holmes and Hill to realize that when "President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, or anybody else" was pushing for investigations into Burisma, they were actually pushing for investigations into the Bidens.
"It is improper for the president of the United States to demand a foreign government investigate a US citizen and political opponent", Vindman said.
Under questioning from Democratic counsel Dan Goldman, Holmes said he agreed that Burisma was "code" for the Bidens.
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She urged lawmakers not to promote "politically driven falsehoods" that cast doubt on Russia's interference in U.S. elections. In an October 8 tweet, Mr Trump had described his ambassador to the European Union as "a really good man and great American".
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More recently, Denmark hammered Ireland 5-1 at the 3Arena in the second leg of their World Cup qualifying play-off back in 2017. McCarthy , speaking on the eve of the game, said that Duffy "has been important for the team for a long time now.
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Ships are not capable of going on their own, so they are being delivered by towing. This is also in line with Russia's worldwide obligations.
One damning element of Holmes's testimony was that even after Trump decided on September 11 to give Ukraine the aid, leaders there still felt they would need to make the announcement he wanted.
Democrats say there may be grounds for impeachment in Trump's push for Ukraine's new leadership to investigate his Democratic rival and the 2016 USA election as he withheld military assistance approved by Congress.
The conspiracy theory of Ukraine's involvement in the 2016 election - that the country aided Democrats and worked against Trump - was a central pursuit of Giuliani, who witnesses have testified was orchestrating the pressure campaign on the new government in Ukraine.
"Russia is trying to upend security in Europe", Volker continued.
Hill said she is proudly non-partisan and that those "who have information that the Congress deems relevant have a legal and moral obligation to provide it".
The impeachment inquiry stems from a July 25 phone call in which Mr. Trump pressed Mr. Zelensky for a "favor" in launching the investigations.
And he said, "I did not understand that others believed that any investigation of the Ukrainian company, Burisma, which had a history of accusations of corruption, was tantamount to investigating Vice President Biden".
"We owe Ukraine a great deal of support", said Volker. He said he would have objected had the president asked him to get Ukraine to do investigations.
"In retrospect, I should have seen that connection differently, and had I done so, I would have raised my own objections", he said. Not for Trump. And not against Biden.