Asked again whether he was saying that Giuliani wasn't representing Donald Trump as a private attorney, Holmes shared details of a conversation he had with Zelenskiy's friend Ivan Bakanov.
Lt Col Vindman, who along with other witnesses has been publicly criticised by Mr Trump, also told lawmakers that "vile character attacks" against public servants testifying in the impeachment inquiry were "reprehensible", urging Americans to be "better than callow and cowardly attacks".
The first session will include testimony from Jennifer Williams, Vice President Mike Pence's adviser on Europe and Russian Federation, and Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who was on the line for Trump's July 25 phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.
President Donald Trump faces more potentially damning testimony in the Ukraine scandal as a critical week of public impeachment hearings opens Tuesday in the House of Representatives.
Jennifer Williams, a special adviser to US Vice President Mike Pence for Europe and Russian Federation and a career Foreign Service officer, arrives for a closed-door interview in the impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump in Washington, November 7, 2019. The latter secured a lucrative position on the board of a large Ukrainian natural gas company during the period when his father was the point man for the Obama administration's Ukraine policy.
In the interview, Pelosi said Trump's posture toward Ukraine "undermines our national security".
The president wants to see a robust defense by his GOP allies on Capitol Hill, but so far so far Republicans have offered a changing strategy as the fast-moving probe spills into public view.
That is likely to change this week as Republicans mount a more aggressive attack on all the witnesses as the inquiry reaches closer into the White House and they try to protect Trump.
Parnas and Igor Fruman, who were indicted last month on charges alleging that they funneled foreign cash into USA elections, including a $325,000 contribution to a pro-Trump super PAC, appeared in a photo taken alongside Giuliani, Trump and Vice President Mike Pence at the White House Hanukkah party previous year.
Vindman said he reported the call to NSC lawyers.
Still, in an inquiry that is necessarily focused on his words and actions, Trump owes the House his account.
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"They react by leaking to the press and participating in the ongoing effort to sabotage his policies and, if possible, remove him from office". Sondland probably will be asked about testimony by a U.S.
The witnesses are testifying under penalty of perjury, and Sondland already has had to amend his earlier account amid contradicting testimony from other current and former United States officials.
Morrison has referred to Burisma as a "bucket of issues" - the Bidens, Democrats, investigations - he had tried to "stay away" from.
State Department official David Holmes told lawmakers in a closed door deposition that a "childhood friend" of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy informed him that "someone named Giuliani" claimed to be an adviser to the vice president.
Sondland, Morrison and U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor have said in their testimony that Trump withheld the aid as a means to persuade Ukraine to investigate the Bidens.
A wealthy hotelier who donated $1 million to Trump's inauguration, Sondland is the only person interviewed to date who had direct conversations with the president about the Ukraine situation.
The investigation could lead the House to approve formal charges - known as articles of impeachment - against Trump that would be sent to the Republican-controlled Senate for a trial that could result in his removal from office.
Johnson, who in his letter reiterated that he had "winced" when Sondland told him Trump likely would unfreeze almost $400 million in military aid to Ukraine if the eastern European nation announced an investigation into the 2016 election, said Trump personally told him the reason for withholding aid was to deal with corruption in Ukraine.
Trump has said he barely knows Sondland.
Volker and former National Security Council Russia expert Tim Morrison are scheduled to appear on Tuesday afternoon.