David Holmes had “never seen anything like” it.
Holmes, a State Department official with the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, between and U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland that he overheard this summer at a restaurant in Kyiv.
“This was a very distinctive experience,” Holmes told House investigators conducting the impeachment hearing, explaining how the moment stood out against the backdrop of his foreign service career. He recounted the July 26 episode, in which he was seated directly across the table from Sondland on an outdoor terrace with two other aides.
His testimony fleshed out a clearer picture of Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, which kicked off the impeachment inquiry back in September.
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