A witness in the House impeachment inquiry is expressing his concerns about the role of Rudy Giuliani in Ukraine policy.
David Holmes is a political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine. He testified on Nov. 21 as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Watch in the video player above.
He says he recognized last spring that the embassy’s priorities had become overshadowed by a political agenda driven by Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, “and a cadre of officials operating with a direct channel to the White House.”
He says that cadre included Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland and Ukraine envoy Kurt Volker. The group referred to itself as “The Three Amigos.”
The campaign by Giuliani involved public statements attacking the ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, as well as a push for Ukraine to investigate interference in the 2016 presidential election and the Bidens.